World Resources Institute (WRI)

Achieving a Circular Economy for People and the Planet

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that works with governments, businesses, multilateral institutions and civil society groups to develop practical solutions that improve people’s lives and ensures nature can thrive. WRI organizes its work around seven global challenges: Food, Forests, Water, Energy, Climate, the Ocean and Cities. They analyze these issues through the lenses of our four Centers of Excellence: Business, Economics, Finance and Equity.

Since its founding in 1982, WRI has been guided by its mission and core values. WRI’s mission: To move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Text adapted from WRI’s website.

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