Non-Governmental Organizations


World Resources Institute (WRI)

World Wildlife Federation (WWF)

World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

“ The WBCSD is unique because its output is developed and road tested by its members. Its comprehensive work program enables it to cover all aspects of sustainable development in business. To deal effectively with all issues the work program is divided into focus areas, sector projects, systems solutions and capacity building.”

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
“ The Environment and Energy Commission makes recommendations for business on significant regulatory and market issues concerning energy and environment… It acts as a voice for global business, representing the interests of ICC members in global dialogues related to these issues…The Commission helps ICC act as business’s primary interlocutor and partner in key intergovernmental negotiations and dialogue, including at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, and the UN Environment Programme.”

Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD)
“ Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 was a coalition of leading international business groups who are committed to sustainable development with the overall objective to enhance the Rio+20 contribution to sustainable and inclusive markets. BASD 2012 encouraged businesses of all sizes to embrace voluntary sustainability principles such as, for example, those embodied in the UN Global Compact.”

UN Foundation
“ We are an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. We build partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilize resources and advocate policy changes to support the UN’s work for individual and global progress… Our Energy & Climate Team works with the UN to help move the world toward a safer, cleaner, more equitable and climate-friendly energy future.”

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions C2ES (formerly Pew)
“ The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to advance strong policy and action to address the twin challenges of energy and climate change. Launched in November 2011 , C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change … At C2ES, we believe that ensuring safe, reliable, affordable energy for all – while protecting the global climate – is a paramount challenge of the 21st century… Now more than ever, we need committed voices with the expertise to cut through complexity and craft innovative solutions; the independence to separate fact from fiction; and the credibility to work with all sides to build common ground.”

“ Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.”

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
“ The International Institute for Sustainable Development is a Canadian-based, international public policy research institute for sustainable development… IISD has chosen to focus on topics that are ripe for transformation—where a shift in policy has the potential to snowball and, before too long, to change the nature of the game. It is only through a focus on game-changers that we will make up the sustainability deficit that has accumulated and move towards a better future. Because we aim to make a difference in how policy is crafted and implemented, we translate the research insight into practical, realistic and cost-effective policy options that can be taken up by policy-makers at all levels.”

Environmental Law Institute (ELI)
“ Since 1969, ELI has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad…ELI’s Vision calls for “a healthy environment, prosperous economies, and vibrant communities founded on the rule of law.” …ELI fosters innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress.”

Forum for the Future
“ At Forum for the Future, we are passionate about creating a brighter, more sustainable future for everyone. We are an independent non-profit who work globally with business and government to inspire new thinking, build creative partnerships and develop practical solutions. We share what we’ve learned so that others can benefit – and act. Working with pioneering partners, we transform the essential systems of food and energy to secure a more fulfilling life for us and future generations.”

Stakeholder Forum
“ Stakeholder Forum is an international organisation working to advance sustainable development and promote democracy at a global level. Our work aims to enhance open, accountable and participatory international decision-making on sustainable development through enhancing the involvement of stakeholders in intergovernmental processes. Stakeholder Forum seeks to provide a bridge between those who have a stake in sustainable development, and the international forums where decisions are made in their name. To this end, we work with a diversity of stakeholders globally on international policy development and advocacy; stakeholder engagement and consultation; media and communications and capacity building…”

“Katerva’s mission is to create the first truly open worldwide platform for change. Katerva is focused on inspiring action and scaling innovation. We will create, find, replicate, and implement sustainability innovations to positively impact billions of people…Katerva convenes, synergizes and accelerates breakthrough solutions to global challenges through its global action network.”

Conservation International
“C onservation International (CI) works to ensure a healthy and productive planet for us all…CI is working at every level – from remote villages to the offices of presidents and premiers – to help move whole societies toward a smarter development path. Through science, policy and field work, we're applying smart solutions to protect the resources that we all depend on. We help communities, countries and societies protect tropical forests, lush grasslands, rivers, wetlands, abundant lakes and the sea. Only through properly valuing the essential services these ecosystems provide can we create a sustainable development path that will benefit all people for generations to come.”

World Environment Center (WEC)
“The World Environment Center is a global non-profit, non-advocacy center that advances sustainable development through the business practices of member companies and in partnership with governments, multi-lateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders.”

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

“ The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a non-profit organization that promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability. GRI provides all companies and organizations with a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world…Transparent sustainability reporting is at the core of GRI's vision and mission.”