World Resources Institute

WRI is the managing partner of the New Climate Economy.

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 25 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, and more. Our 350 experts and staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. 


WRI is working to spur the wise use of natural resources to drive economic progress for a more secure and prosperous world. We collaborate with leaders in business and government to produce better data, create new ideas, and deliver results at a global scale. We envision a world where policy decisions and business strategies will create a thriving planet for future generations.


Count It

We start with good data. We conduct independent research and draw on the latest technology to develop insights and recommendations. Our rigorous analysis identifies risks, unveils opportunities, and informs smart strategies. We focus our efforts on influential, emerging economies—including China, India, and Brazil—where the future of sustainability will be determined.

Change It

We use our research to inform government policies and business strategies. We pilot and test projects with communities, companies, and government agencies to build a strong evidence base. Then, we work with partners to deliver change on the ground that alleviates poverty and strengthens society. We track each project to ensure our outcomes will endure.

Scale It

We don’t think small. Once tested, we scale our efforts regionally and globally. We share our ideas with decision makers to expand our influence and increase our impact. We measure success through government and business actions that drive economic opportunity and sustain the natural resources upon which we all depend.

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