We start with data. We conduct independent research and draw on the latest technology to develop new insights and recommendations. Our rigorous analysis identifies risks, unveils opportunities, and informs smart strategies. We focus our efforts on influential and emerging economies where the future of sustainability will be determined.
We use our research to influence government policies, business strategies, and civil society action. We 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 hold ourselves accountable to ensure our outcomes will be bold and enduring.
We don’t think small. Once tested, we work with partners to adopt and expand our efforts regionally and globally. We engage with decision-makers to carry out our ideas and elevate our impact. We measure success through government and business actions that improve people's lives and sustain a healthy environment.
Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
In collaboration with partners, WRI will create Resource Watch, a collaborative, open-data platform for empowering people with the information they need to more sustainably manage the world’s resources. Resource Watch will provide web and mobile apps that deliver timely, decision-relevant information on the world’s most urgent global challenges, including climate change, energy, forests, water, food, and cities.