Ford Foundation

A global grant-making organization seeking to improve people’s lives by addressing inequality. Its vision is to transform the lives of people all over the world by addressing inequality. For more than 80 years, the Ford Foundation has worked to improve the lives...

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

An international philanthropy organization that grants to various non-profit organizations in various areas such as education, arts and culture, and social welfare. It aims to impact society through its projects and leadership positively. Through its grants, the SNF...

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

An independent charity provides financial and technical support to children in developing countries. Aims to transform the lives of children by tackling some of the most challenging issues they face. It aims to address the most critical issues affecting children and...

FishWise

Aims to transform the global seafood supply chain by ensuring that the people who rely on it have full accountability for the ocean resources it uses. Works with governments and civil society to ensure that the people who harvest, process, and sell seafood have a fair...

SeaBOS

A collaboration network between scientists and seafood companies working together to improve the ocean’s health and sustainability. The SeaBOS members, which include some of the world’s largest seafood companies, represent over 10% of the global seafood...

Shift Project

A center of expertise on the UN’s business and human rights guiding principles. It helps organizations transform their practices and build a more just world by challenging assumptions. Its experts work across multiple sectors and continents to deliver effective...

Energy Futures Initiative

A scientific organization identifying the fastest pathways toward a low-carbon energy future. Through its rigorous analysis, the organization aims to inform policymakers and the public about the potential of new technologies. The organization’s team of experts...

Forever Oceans

A food company focused on developing new ways to produce sustainable and delicious seafood. Its partnership with the world’s leading ocean-based aquaculture companies aims to raise nutritious and tasty fish. Its aqua farms are intended to be operated by the...

Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance

A global initiative aiming to provide a comprehensive framework for addressing the various issues related to the mining industry. It offers independent third-party certification and verification of all mining materials. Works to ensure that the industry takes the...

Global Public Health Program and the Common Good

A program by the Schiller Institute at Boston College aiming to provide a framework for addressing the various aspects of global public health. By preference, addresses the various aspects of global public health by analyzing and quantifying inequalities. The...

Global Indigenous Council 

.An international body that aims to provide all First Nations with the necessary tools and resources to improve their lives. It can also help ignite the fire that will allow them to share their knowledge and develop solutions to the world’s most critical issues....

Plant Based Products Council

An association advocating for the increased use of renewable plant-based materials in producing sustainable products. Works with policymakers and other stakeholders to develop policies and programs that will support the industry’s growth. Its membership includes...

UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment

A national hub aiming to accelerate the adoption of climate and environmental data by financial institutions. Wants to help the UK lead the way in developing and financing green finance. The center’s establishment was made possible through a collaboration...

Think Tank Hub

A space enabling think tanks to participate in and contribute to international policy discussions. It provides a central hub for the discussion of international issues and solutions. Its design and robust membership enable international think tanks to access global...

ReSEES Laboratory

An interdisciplinary research lab is devoted to investigating environmental, economic, and energy sustainability issues. It analyzes and develops effective strategies and methods for addressing these issues using various research tools such as financial analysis,...

Oceanium

An impact business committed to developing all-natural products made from sustainable seaweed. Focused on helping the emerging seaweed industry by developing and manufacturing products made from sustainable seaweed. These include food ingredients, bio-packaging...

Instituto Affaire Internationale

A non-profit organization that aims to promote international politics dedicated to the advancement of multilateral and European cooperation. Moreover, it serves as a central hub for global political and economic discussions. Through its independent research, aims to...

Gro Intelligence

A platform combining machine learning and live data to help businesses develop a deeper understanding of how their operations are affected. Its team is composed of experts from different fields such as climate science and agriculture. Work sectors: ClimateAgriculture...

Global Virus Network

A non-profit coalition of experts in the field of medical virology working together to improve the understanding of how viruses cause disease and develop effective vaccines and diagnostics. Through its members, the GVN aims to bring together multiple groups of...

Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP)

A platform for collaboration among policymakers, businesses, and civil society groups to address the issue of plastic pollution and waste. Through its efforts, aims to create a sustainable and practical framework to reduce the amount of plastic pollution that enters...

Global Alliance for Tax Justice

A coalition of over 30 organizations that fight for the protection of tax justice believing that a comprehensive and transparent global tax system is needed to ensure that all countries have the opportunity to tax the profits of multinational corporations....

Peace Nexus Foundation

This private foundation “aims to strengthen the capacities of and collaboration between organisations to increase their contribution to reducing violence and building peace.” Their work recognizes the strong connection between conflict and sustainability,...

Alliance for Science

A global communications organization advocating through its multimedia communications programs for the use of science-based solutions to critical issues. It supports the advancement of agricultural biotechnology and other life-enhancing innovations. Also, fights...

Campus de la Transition

A group of teachers, students, entrepreneurs, and researchers is where people can learn about and develop a healthy relationship with the environment. Its courses continue to push the boundaries of how we think about and act on the planet. Its programs’ concepts...

Churchill Northern Studies Centre

A non-profit organization dedicated to researching subarctic environmental issues. Its researchers work on a variety of topics, including polar bears, beluga whales, winter migration, and Hudson Bay ecology. It provides a location to conduct subarctic...

Center on Food Security and the Environment

A research center aiming to address the most critical global issues of food security and environmental degradation. Through a focused research portfolio, the faculty members of this department are able to generate solutions that can help improve the lives of millions...

Center for United Nations Constitutional Research

A non-profit think tank that advocates for the UN’s constitutionalization. It also aims to affirm peoples’ global rights. Its mission is to thoroughly examine the United Nations’ various international treaties and programs and advocate for the...

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

A research center promoting collaboration between various fields that focuses on studying environmental systems and human activities. It aims to inform policymakers and technology regarding solutions to environmental problems. Through its work, they have developed...

Center for Advanced Defense Studies

A non-profit organization conducting data-driven analysis and evidence-based reporting on global conflict and transnational security issues. Using cutting-edge technologies it manages, integrates, and analyzes data from various languages, regions, and sources, along...

Cascade Institute

Founded by Thomas Homer Dixon based on the fact that “humanity now occupies or exploits most of Earth’s productive surface area, creating a single, tightly linked social, economic, and ecological system spanning the planet.” This system is on a...

Canadian Climate Institute

A research organization producing rigorous analysis and evidence-based recommendations to advance climate resilience, chart net-zero pathways, and drive long-term prosperity. Its works fields range from climate mitigation to adaptation and clean growth. Work areas:...

Biodiversity Finance Program

BIOFIN was established in response to the urgent global need to divert more finance from all possible sources toward international and national biodiversity goals. Works to create an action plan, the experts rely on qualitative and quantitative data, innovative...

Human Rights Institute

A university research institute affiliated with the Columbia Law School. Dedicated to providing international students and scholars with the necessary tools to improve their understanding of human rights, it also hosts a variety of events and lectures focusing on the...

Center for Global Education

It supports international students and faculty at colleges and universities, promoting cross-cultural awareness and studies abroad. It offers a variety of resources and information about global learning, including safety and diversity, student retention, and the...

WFUNA

A global organization that coordinates the activities of over a hundred United Nations Association members as the largest network of people supporting the UN with members from all around the world. The WFUNA was established to strengthen and improve the UN by engaging...

UNAOC

The Secretary-General established the United Nations Alliance for a Culture of Cooperation (UNAOC) to mobilize political will and improve the understanding of people and communities across multiple countries. In short, it is a global network of organizations and...

MUN Impact

The goal of MUN Impact is to provide a platform for members of the public to engage with the United Nations. Its various activities, including conferences, workshops, and social events, aim to inspire and motivate participants to take action and support the...

Asia Society Center for Global Education

Partners with institutions and leaders worldwide to address how to educate all students for global citizenship and employability. Through its programs, the CGE is working toward achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on Global...

TROP ICSU

A collaboration project between the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA). It aims to improve understanding of the relationship between climate and biological diversity. Through a combination of science...

Global Citizenship Foundation

A non-partisan organization that aims to strengthen democracy and promote civic participation. Works with various groups and individuals to help young people develop the skills and confidence to make informed decisions. Through our programs, the Foundation aims to...

UN CC: Learn

The UN Climate Change Learning Partnership collaborates with over 30 organizations that support countries in designing and implementing effective climate change learning. Through its activities, the partnership promotes the exchange of knowledge and the development of...

Global Dimension

The Global Dimension website was created by Reboot the Future, which aims to transform the World through conversations and connections. It is the UK’s global leading platform for global learning. Through its platform, teachers can connect with their students and...

NISSEM

The campaign’s objective was to help schools address the needs of their students, especially in areas of conflict and resource shortages. It is a networking initiative to promote the integration of Target 4.7 and other social and emotional learning themes into...

UNESCO Office for Climate Education

The Office for Climate Education was established to promote the teaching of climate change education in developing and developed countries. In 2020, it became an official center of UNESCO. This organization works to enhance international cooperation in climate change...

World’s Largest Lesson

Produced by Project Everyone in partnership with UNICEF and UNESCO. Through this program, school children can develop global citizenship by learning about and participating in various subjects such as science, geography, and technology. They can also develop big ideas...

EAUC

An alliance of over 200 colleges, universities, and companies dedicated to promoting sustainability in education. It provides information and networking opportunities to the sector through its members while aiming to implement best practices to create a sustainable...

Global Schools Program

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched The Global Schools Program to support the efforts of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development. Through various tools and resources, it aims to help schools worldwide...

Millennium Campus Network

A global training ground for social impact leaders set to provide a platform for students to address the World’s most significant social challenges. Through programs such as conferences, campaigns, and fellowships, MCN aims to train social impact leaders. Over...

Faculty for a Future

A Climate 2025 program working with academic leaders that can transform their work and engage in the public discourse about the World’s most pressing issues. It operates with various groups through its programs, including students, faculty members, and...

UN SDG Learn

It is part of UN’s Training and Research Institute, UNITAR, as a project that provides training and research on sustainable development topics. The initiative aims to bring together relevant learning solutions for individuals and organizations. UN SDG: Learn has...

Global RCE Network

Global RCE Network: Education for Sustainable Development is part of The Institute for Advanced Study of Sustainability affiliated with the United Nations University. It features over 170 regional centers of expertise (RCEs) dedicated to providing expertise in the...

Global Commons Stewardship Index 2021

(SDSN, Nov 2021, 282p, full report) The Global Commons Stewardship Index 2021has two central pillars: domestic impacts and international spillovers. It assesses both countries’ domestic effects on the Global Commons and the impacts embodied in trade and...

Generation Of Waste

A collaborative action project working “across the textile value chain to accelerate worldwide systemic change for the fashion industry.” We need many solutions working interdependently to address fashion’s complex climate and social justice crisis. Areas:...

High Seas Alliance

A partnership of organizations and groups that aims “at building a strong common voice and constituency for the conservation of the high seas” by promoting international cooperation. Currently is “made up of 40+ NGOs plus the International Union for...

Stranded Workers Action Network

A group of volunteers “connecting relief to workers stranded across India due to the COVID-19 lockdown while documenting their experiences.” Publications: ReportsNews And MediaStoriesCOVID Information Resources

Zero Hour

A platform focused on “the need for climate justice, including equity, racial justice, and economic justice.” The movement supports a youth that combats the climate crisis, fights for its rights to a livable future, and builds a more prosperous world....

Xenergy

A nuclear reactor and fuel design engineering company working on “the next generation of carbon-free energy by reinventing nuclear power.” To do so, it “manufactures fuel that seals uranium particles in a protective coating, which makes meltdown...

Vivid Economics

A strategic economics consultancy in the policy-commerce interface advising “on the most critical and complex policy and commercial questions facing clients around the world.” Uses “economic expertise to deliver original and useful solutions across a...

Temasek Ecosperity Week

A platform for engagement and advocacy that aims to work with “global leaders from the private and public sectors, academia and civil society to exchange views, share best practices and push the agenda on sustainable development.” Publications: Reports and...

MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

A university initiative focused “to provide the best education, apply academic rigor to real-world problems, and empower leaders to act, professionally and personally, so that humans and nature can thrive for generations to come.” As an MIT partnered...

Coherent Digital

A digital-based business creating “collections of critical research and learning materials.” It is dedicated to “discover, curate, index, enrich, preserve, and distribute wild content, making it easy for libraries to deploy it across their...

Clean Creatives

A movement of professional communicators in the PR and ads industry cutting ties with the fossil fuels industry. Hence, it brings “together leading agencies, their employees, and clients to address the ad and PR industry’s work with fossil fuels” and to...

Club of Amsterdam Journal

A “future-oriented think tank involved in channelling preferred futures.” Organizes events, seminars and summits on relevant global issues and publishes its findings and proceedings through various offline and online media channels. Publications:...

Climate Media Lab

A university research lab using “the most cutting edge online testing to find out how video content influences audiences, giving media makers the power to formulate content that maximizes audience engagement and fosters social change.” Aims “to build...

SDG Knowledge Hub

An online resource center for news and commentary -managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)- that follows “the efforts to advance global consensus on strategies for progress, the engagement of communities and stakeholders in...

SuperMeat

A food tech company “working to supply the world with high-quality chicken meat grown directly from chicken cells.” Its “mission is to bring the world the highest quality chicken meat, grown directly from cells, in a sustainable and animal-friendly...

Food Systems Summit Dialogues

A UN Initiative that enables “a standardized approach for the convening, curation and facilitation of purposeful and organized events that encourage a broad and diverse range of stakeholders come together and share their experiences of food systems.” In...

Cornell Waste Management Institute

A research institute working on “the environmental and social issues associated with waste management” via research, outreach and teaching activities. Its staff aims “to develop technical solutions to waste management problems and to address broader...

North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council

An action-oriented environmental nonprofit and network “contributing to the most impactful solution to climate change.” These industry stakeholders are “working together to remove the barriers preventing the adoption of climate-friendly natural...

ProSPER.Net

An alliance of universities “in the Asia-Pacific region that are committed to integrating sustainable development into postgraduate courses and curricula.” Works to improve “the ways in which future professionals manage sustainability issues across a...

Jones Food Company

A vertical farm company dedicated to produce “organic vegetables and other farm produce.” Operates a hydroponic farm “enabling consumers to consume freshly harvested products that are grown locally in an environmentally efficient and sustainable...

Outlaw Ocean Project

A non-profit journalism organization producing “investigative stories about human rights, environment and labor concerns on the two-thirds of the planet covered by water.” Notably, the reporting work is ” translated into a half dozen languages and...

Investable Oceans

A blue economy investment hub seeking “to bring private capital to the oceans.” Its “mission is to simplify and accelerate market-based sustainable ocean investing across all asset classes and all sectors of the Blue Economy by centralizing research,...

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

An international initative with “a unique role in the global economy and financial systems” driving the development of industry best practices through investment mandates. Moreover, the “UN-convened Alliance will utilise state-of-the-art tools and...

International Pollutants Elimination Network

A global network working for “a healthier world where people and the environment are no longer harmed by the production, use, and disposal of toxic chemicals.” Over 600 NGOs in more than 120 countries work “to strengthen global and national chemicals...

World Sustainable Development Forum

A not-for-profit organization acting as a global initiative “to promote and mobilize global action for effective implementation of both the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” Works “to analyse and...

Helion Energy

A fusion power research company “with the mission to enable a future with unlimited clean energy” by scaling up a plasma accelerator prototype with a magneto-inertial fusion technology “to produce helium-3 and fusion power via aneutronic...

Infarm

A global vertical farming company working on the food supply chain and helping cities to be self-sufficient in their food production. Further, it “is the first vertical farming company that has committed to setting a science-based net-zero carbon target through...

Plastic Bank

A for-profit social enterprise building “recycling ecosystems in under-developed communities in an effort to fight both plastic pollution in oceans, as well as high poverty levels in developing countries.” Notablly, its “certified blockchain platform...

Nordic Harvest

A vertical farm growing crops indoors “to deliver delicious, tasteful and nutrient-rich herbs and lettuces every day year-round – 100% free of pesticides and herbicides.” Publications: NewsProducts Leadership: Anders Riemann...

Healthy Seas

A joint venture of a non-profit organization and two businesses aiming for “sustainability, in both an environmental and an economic sense.” Therefore, they promote recycling waste “into high-quality raw material for brand new products such as socks,...

Groundwater Foundation

Operated by the National Ground Water Association it is a “network of people, businesses and communities proactively protecting groundwater for sustainable use today and tomorrow.” Thus, works providing “motivational and inspirational education and...

Environment and Climate Change Canada

A governmental agency informing “Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations.” Services areas: WeatherWater and the environmentWildlife, plants...

Economist Impact

A division of The Economist Group combining “the rigour of a think-tank with the creativity of a media brand to engage an influential global audience.” Partners with corporations, foundations, NGOs and governments in order to catalyse change and enable...

Clean Shipping Coalition

An international environmental organisation focused on shipping issues by promoting “policies aimed at the protection and restoration of the marine and atmospheric environment that are consistent with the safe operation of ships, sustainable development, social...

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen(2010; Washington; 8 staff; wck.org) A not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Works “providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises” and...

Textile Exchange

A global non-profit organization working “closely with all sectors of the textile supply chain.” It “identifies and shares best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability, and product end-of-life in order to create positive...

UNOPS

UNOPS(1973; Helsinki, Finland; 6042 staff; unops.org) An operational arm of the United Nations providing “infrastructure, procurement and project management services for a more sustainable world.” It is “dedicated to implementing projects for...

World Water Council

World Water Council(1996; Marseille, France; 30 staff; worldwatercouncil.org) An international multi-stakeholder organization dedicated “to bring the international community together to convince decision-makers that water is a vital political priority for the...

Bank Track

An “international tracking, campaigning and CSO support organisation targeting private sector commercial banks (‘banks’) and the activities they finance. We are an integral part of the global community of CSOs focused on the financial sector as a whole...

Sustainable Markets Initiative

An international initiative launched at “The World Economic Forum 2020 Annual Meeting in Davos with a mission to kickstart bold and imaginative action across the next decade.” Focused “to lead and accelerate the world’s transition to a...

Quality Assurance International

A provider of organic certification services worldwide dedicated to “verify organic integrity throughout the supply chain, helping to assure compliance with organic standards for brands, agricultural producers, processing facilities, manufacturing operations,...

Pacific Environment

An environmental organization focused to protect the living environment of the Pacific Rim by funding grassroots groups, promoting best practices and forging coalitions between environmentalist groups. Work areas: Thriving Communities Global Grassroots...

SPREP

SPREP(1993; Vailima Apia, Samoa; 150 staff; sprep.org) A “regional organisation established by the Governments and Administrations of the Pacific charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources of the Pacific.” Its establishment...

STEPS Centre

STEPS Centre(2007; Sussex, UK; 26 staff; steps-centre.org) A global research and policy engagement centre “bringing together development studies and science & technology studies.” It “explores how poor and marginalised people can be involved in...

Laboratory for Sciences of Climate & Environment

The LSCE is a joint research unit between the CEA, the CNRS and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (UVSQ), located on two sites (CEA-Orme des Merisiers and CNRS Gif-sur-Yvette campuses). It is part of the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL). The LSCE gathers...

Green World Campaign

An international  working to reforest the planet, raise “the living standards of the rural poor, and combat global climate change.” Helps “struggling communities to thrive using nature-based solutions.” Their work workcenters around...

Health Effects Institute

A nonprofit acting as an independent research organization dedicated “to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution.” At date, it “has funded more than 330 research projects in North America, Europe,...

National Ground Water Association

National Ground Water Association (1948; Westerville, OH; 24 staff; ngwa.org) A “community of groundwater professionals working together to advance groundwater knowledge” through education and outreach; advocacy; cooperation and information exchange; and...

Global Choices

An intergenerational platform “working to protect our planetary ecosystems, with an immediate focus on the Arctic and Antarctic.” Publications: ResourcesArticlesPress

Global Development Policy Center

A university research center which “mission is to advance policy-oriented research for financial stability, human well-being and environmental sustainability.” Research Areas: D.A.T.A.Global ChinaGlobal Economic Governance Human CapitalLand Use and...

Global Commons Alliance

A partnership “of more than 50 of the world’s most forward-looking organisations in philanthropy, science, business and advocacy.” Its goal is “to create the most powerful network to scale science-based action to protect people and planet.”...

Future Food Institute

Future Food Institute(2014; Bologna; 50 staff; futurefood.network) A non-profit “with global horizons that aims to build a more equitable world through enlightening a world-class breed of innovators, boosting entrepreneurial potential and improving agri-food...

Evolved Energy Research

Evolved Energy Research(2016; San Francisco, CA; 6 staff; evolved.energy) A consulting company advising on strategies “for deep decarbonization of the energy economy”. Works to “address key energy sector questions accelerated by policy goals and new...

Finless Foods

Finless Foods(2017; Emeryville, CA; 39 staff; finlessfoods.com) A biotechnology company aimed at cultured fish. It “offers options for all palates and dietary preferences, providing consumers with a range of responsibly produced food products to diversify their...

Global Animal Partnership

Global Animal Partnership(2008; Austin, TX; 10 staff; globalanimalpartnership.org) A non-profit organization “made up of farmers, scientists, retailers, manufacturers, and animal advocates, all collaborating with a common purpose: improving animal...

Fund for Peace

Fund for Peace(1957; Washington; 10 staff; fundforpeace.org) An independent non-profit and non-governmental research organization working “to prevent violent conflict and promote sustainable security.” Focused “on conflict assessment and early...

Evergreen Action

A movement promoting “to put bold climate action at the top of America’s agenda, implement an all-out mobilization to defeat climate change and create millions of good union jobs in a just and thriving clean energy economy.” Publications: Policy...

Enel Foundation

A non-profit organization focused “on the crucial role of clean energy to ensure a sustainable future for all.” Conducts “research to explore the implications of global challenges in the energy domain and offers education programs to the benefit of...

Eunomia Research & Consulting

Eunomia Research & Consulting(2001; Bristol; 136 staff; eunomia.co.uk) An independent environmental consultancy focused “to inspire positive change by defining what is possible and the actions required to make it happen” regarding environmental...

European Marine Energy Center

European Marine Energy Center(2003; Orkney, Scotland; 73 staff; emec.org.uk) A test laboratory and facility “demonstrating and testing wave and tidal energy converters – technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the power of waves and tidal streams –...

European Council on Refugees and Exiles

An alliance dedicated “to protect and advance the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and other forcibly displaced persons in Europe and in Europe’s external policies.” Its members’ work “covers the full circle of displacement from zones of conflict,...

Europe Beyond Coal

An international campaign “with the goal of ensuring coal is phased out throughout Europe by 2030 at the latest.” Hence, “supports and coordinates the Europe Beyond Coal campaign with civil society groups working across 28 European nations, including...

Courageous Conversation Global Foundation

A nonprofit organization which mission “is to elevate racial consciousness through interracial healing.” Works on this through training and development to deepen the understanding of racial justice. Hence, it “promotes and supports communities,...

Committee on World Food Security

Committee on World Food Security(1974; Rome; 10 staff; fao.org/cfs) A international and intergovernmental platform for stakeholders working “to ensure food security and nutrition for all.” It uses a multi-stakeholder approach that “develops and...

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

A nonprofit organization “dedicated to smarter, more sustainable cities and a more viable future for global populations. CTBUH convenes the shapers of cities, providing the knowledge and resources that will transform cities into dense and livable centers of...

ClearView Energy Partners

ClearView Energy Partners(2009; Washington; 12 staff; cvenergy.com) An independent research firm identifiying and quantifiying “non-fundamental energy risks for financial investors and corporate strategists” while relying “on firsthand experience and...

Education Development Center

Education Development Center(1958; Waltham, MA; 3285 staff; edc.org) A global nonprofit advancing “lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity.” Works on “in-depth research endeavors to district- and...

Clean Arctic Alliance

A global campaign made up of 20 not-for-profit organisations with campaigns dedicated to persuade governments to take action to protect the Arctic, its wildlife and its people. The campaign “is currently working to secure a legally binding phase out of the use...

Blue Justice Initiative

Blue Justice Initiative(2018; Oslo, Norway; bluejustice.org) On 28 June 2017, the Nordic Council of Ministers adopted the first Declaration in the town of Ålesund (the Ålesund Declaration). This initiative “responds to the need to cooperate and build capacity to...

BankFWD

BankFWD(2020; United States; 5 staff; bankfwd.org) A network of individuals and organizations whose mission “is to accelerate the transition to a just, zero-carbon economy by influencing banks to align their business strategies with the 1.5° target of the Paris...

Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit

Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit(2015; Singapore; csrworks.com) This “annual Summit brings together senior business leaders, chief sustainability officers, sustainability reporting experts and practitioners, standards-setters, regulators and policy-makers...

Amazon Climate Pledge Fund

A “cross-sector community of companies, organizations, individuals, and partners, working together to crack the climate crisis and solve the challenges of decarbonizing our economy.” Hence, “calls on signatories to reach net-zero carbon emissions by...

Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

A “hub of human rights study at New York University School of Law” bringing together and expanding “the rich array of teaching, research, clinical, internship, and publishing activities undertaken within New York University School of Law on issues of...

Carbon Mapper

A non-profit dedicated to delivering and guiding “the adoption of digital public goods that facilitate timely action to mitigate human impacts to Earth’s climate and ecosystems.” It “uses advanced imaging spectroscopy remote sensing on satellites and...

Business for Nature

Business for Nature(2019; Global; 12 staff; businessfornature.org) A global coalition bringing “together business and conservation organizations and forward-thinking companies.” Encourages “companies to commit and act to reverse nature loss and...

Alliance for Water Stewardship

Alliance for Water Stewardship(2014; North Berwick, Scotland; 29 staff; a4ws.org) A global membership collaboration that contributes “to the sustainability of local water resources through their adoption and promotion of a universal framework for the sustainable...

ACCESS Health International

A think tank dedicated to “design and implement health initiatives that tangibly improve health outcomes and the quality of care across the globe.” Conducts practical research “through unique partnerships with policymakers, private sector leaders,...

Jane Goodal

Jane Goodall is an English primatologist and anthropologist. She is best known for her decades spanning and groundbreaking studies of chimpanzees and their social interactions at Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. During these studies, that started in 1960, she...

Kaoma, Brighton

Brighton Kaoma is a youth activist and social entrepreneur. At the age of 14, as a radio broadcaster, Kaoma started informing people about the environment and climate crisis. Soon after he served as the UNICEF Child Climate Ambassador. He co-founded the Agents of...

Kojima, Ryubun

Ryubun Kojima joined Junior Chamber International Osaka (JCO) in 2012 to become its President in 2019. In 2017, at the national level, he served as Chairperson of the Promoting Sincerity to the General Affairs Commission and in 2018, at the international level, he...

Mongella, Catherine Kakolo

Catherine Kakolo Mongella has over 10 years of experience in the NGO sector within East Africa, dealing with both local and international stakeholders. She led an organization, based in Mwanza Tanzania, who provides psycho-social support to children and youth living...

Martinez, Xiuhtezcatl

As a teenager, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has given TED talks and was invited to speak before the United Nations on environmental policy. At the age of 15 he spoke in English, Spanish, and Nahuatl before the UN General Assembly on Climate Change. That same year, he competed...

Wickramanayake, Jayathma

Jayathma Wickramanayake represented and motivated global youth development on an international level since the age of 21, notably during high-level United Nations initiatives including the declaration of World Youth Skills Day. She participated in the creation of a...

Rana, Karuna

Karuna Rana is the Head of Climate, Impact & Policy of LOLIWARE Inc., an award-winning, materials tech company focused on replacing single-use plastics with seaweed-derived alternatives. She is also the Co-Founder of SYAH, the only regional organization that...

Kianni, Sophia

Sophia Kianni is an American climate activist specializing in media and strategy who helped organize the 2019 Black Friday climate strike. By 2019 she was a national strategist for Fridays for Future, and a national partnerships coordinator for Zero Hour. She is the...

Quinto, Benjamin

Benjamin Quinto is the executive director of the Global Youth Action Network, a leading alliance of youth organizations in over 180 countries. Mr. Quinto is also associate director for Youth in Action, a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to...

Finkbeiner, Felix

Felix Finkbeiner is a German environmentalist and the founder of the international tree-planting and envirhttps://www1.plant-for-the-planet.org/onmental advocacy organization Plant-for-the-Planet. At age 10 he spoke in the European Parliament and at age 13 at the UN...

Loni, Siamak Sam

A former Iranian refugee, Siamak Sam Loni leads the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth, which he founded in 2015 and where he is currently a Partnerships Manager in charge of financing for Sustainable Development. SDSN Youth creates...

Gorman, Joshua

Joshua Gorman is the founder of Generation Waking Up, an organization that “ignites young people to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world”. He holds speeches and organizes workshops and leadership trainings. He self-designed a major titled ‘Global...

Munich Security Conference

Munich Security Conference (1963; Munich; 103 staff; securityconference.org) A leading forum for debating international security policy. Aims to address the most pressing security concerns. Strives to be a hub between “heads of state and government, ministers,...

Munich Security Report 2022

(MSC, Feb 2022, 182p, full report) The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is a forum for debating international security policy. It acts as a venue for diplomatic initiatives to address the world’s most pressing security concerns by bringing together heads of state...

Green Defence 

The defence and military implications of climate change for Europe (IISS, Feb 2022, 29p, full report) Climate change accelerates and multiplies disasters, instability, and conflict. This requires European forces to adapt to operations in a challenging...

The Security threat that binds us

(Converging Risks Lab, Feb 2021, 130p, full report) Describes the present ecological predicament and analyzes the security implications arising from this ecological disruption. In this sense, threats without “actors or explicit actor intention, such as...

The Global Risks Report 2022

This year edition of The Global Risks Report presents the results of the latest Global Risks Perception Survey (GRPS). The survey includes several sections: COVID-19 Hindsight, Future Outlook, Horizon, Severity, Effects and International Mitigation that underpin the...

Department of Defense Climate Risk Analysis

The Department of Defense Climate Risk Analysis describes how climate change is modifying the geostrategic, operational, and tactical landscape. This has significant consequences for the U.S. national security and defense. For instance, threats such as: increasing...

The UN Security Council and Climate Change

The UN Security Council and Climate Change elaborated by the Security Council Report, explores the intersection between Climate Change and International Security. Discusses the possibility of engagement that the UN Security Council has to promote action to maintain...

The World Climate and Security Report 2021

The World Climate and Security Report 2021 is a flagship publication of the International Military Council on Climate and Security (IMCCS), “a group of senior military leaders, security experts, and security institutions across the globe dedicated to...

Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies

 2008; Singapore; 14 staff; rsis.edu.sg/…/nts-centre/ The NTS Centre is a research centre based at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. It “conducts research and produces policy-relevant analyses aimed at furthering awareness and building...

Thunberg, Greta

Greta Thunberg (Fridays for Future) is a Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. She received numerous honors and awards, including an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish...

Yousafzai, Malala

Malala Yousafzai (malala.org) is a Pakistani activist for female education and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She is the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, and second Pakistani to ever receive a Nobel Prize. She is known for human rights activism and...

Weathering Risk

2020-2023, Berlin, 13 staff, weatheringrisk.org/en A trans-organizational and interdisciplinary project run by Adelphi and the PIK focused on the linkages between climate change and security risks. Its goal is “to ensure that local, national and international...

Safina Center

A nonprofit working to advance the environmental protection with “an original blend of science, art, and literature in the form of award-winning books and articles, scientific research, photography, films, sound-art, and spoken words.” The center’s...

Scientists for Global Responsibility

An independent based membership organisation carrying “out research, education, and advocacy work centred around the military, environmental and political aspects of science, design and technology.” Issues: Security and disarmament Climate change and...

Cyber Statecraft Initiative

A program part of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security “working from the at the nexus of geopolitics, technology, and security to help shape policy and better inform and secure the users of technology.” Moreover, it “strives to address...

Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency

An international research project “engineering crops to be more productive by improving photosynthesis.” It works to equip farmers with higher-yielding crops, that “can ensure that everyone has enough food to lead a healthy, productive life.”...

Disaster Mitigation Research Center

A research center that “provides a cooperative framework for local government, companies, and citizens to improve the preparedness of the local community for future natural hazards.” It “offers disaster mitigation training courses for local public...

Back to Blue Initiative

A multi-year joint initiative of the Economist Impact and The Nippon Foundation working to tackle “visible and invisible ocean pollution to shape, inspire and catalyse progress.” In this sense, the “initiative’s impact will be measured by how...

Rolls-Royce

A multinational aerospace and defense company working on “cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.” It “designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and...

Physicians for Safe Technology

A group of physicians and health professionals aiming “to prevent acute and chronic diseases by encouraging understanding of the connection between the public, psychosocial and environmental health effects of using modern technology.” Publications:...

PATH

PATH(1977; Seattle, WA; 9 staff; path.org) A global nonprofit working to improve public health. They “advise and partner with public institutions, businesses, grassroots groups, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.” Health...

MSCI

A finance company providing “critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community.” Creates “industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment...

Geothermal Entrepreneurship Organization

A demand-pull innovation initiative “aimed at commercializing geothermal relevant technologies and innovations, engaging the oil and gas industry in geothermal related challenges, and recruiting oil and gas entities and veterans to engage in new geothermal...

Environmental Security Research Group

Environmental Security Research Group(2020; King’s College London; 34 staff; kcl.ac.uk) A forum for “collaboration between the security community and scholars working on issues of environmental security from multiple perspectives across different...

2022 Initiative Foundation

2022 Initiative Foundation (2017; Stockholm, Sweden) It’s purpose is to engage support and resources towards a sustainable world. They are using their resources to support sustainable development from a holistic point of view including social, economical and...

Met4Tech

A center dedicated to “transform the current linear system for supply/use into a new Technology Metals Circular Economy system and network.” It “will conduct new interdisciplinary research on key interventions to improve each stage in the cycle and...

V-Dem Institute

A research institute and the Headquarters of the V-Dem project. It’s in “charge of the operations relating to the data collection and the V-Dem data, including the Country Expert data collection, data curation and making the data available to the...

International Code of Conduct Association

International Code of Conduct Association(2013; Geneva; icoca.ch) It promotes, govern and oversees implementation of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC). To this end, it aims to “raise private security industry...

Pentagon Wave of Research and Development

The innovative project works to conduct transdisciplinary research to develop, apply and deliver innovative products and services as powerful alternatives in mental health and conflict resolution. Their mission is to “contribute in a practical way with the...

Korea Energy Economics Institute

Develops policies on national energy and natural resources, and contributes to the national economy by collecting,investigating, analyzing, and disseminating information,and by educating policymakers on a variety of trends and information regarding energy and natural...

Mayors for Peace

It aims to contribute to the attainment of lasting world peace by arousing concern among citizens of the world for the total abolition of nuclear weapons through close solidarity among member cities as well as by striving to solve vital problems for the human race...

Mercy Corps

The a global team of humanitarians “works together on the front lines of today’s biggest crises to create a future of possibility, where everyone can prosper.” It operates transitional contexts that have undergone, or have been undergoing, various forms of...

TerraPraxis

A non-profit organisation dedicated “to design and implement strategies that leverage science, technology and energy innovation.” Works on accelerate “action for climate and prosperity, by enabling high-impact rapid transitions for the toughest parts...

Resources for the Future

Resources for the Future (1952; Washington DC; rff.org) A think tank, which aims to examine the nation’s use of natural resources and implications for the future of the US economy and national security. It is devoted exclusively to natural resource and environmental...

Adec Foundation Inc.

Adec Foundation Inc.(1996; Irvine, California; adec-innovations.com) They work to design, develop, and deliver innovative solutions and services in critical areas of sustainable development through “fully integrated, cost-effective industry expertise, business...

Chr Michelsen Institute (CMI)

The independent development research institute is located on the campus of the University of Bergen. It addresses issues that shape global developments and generate knowledge that can be used to fight poverty, advance human rights, and promote sustainable social...

Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC)

It works to ensure the promotion and enhancement of women’s leadership in all aspects of development with particular emphasis on political participation, peace and security. To this end, it actively engages in women’s involvement in peace and security in Liberia and...

Alliance to End Plastic Waste

They aim to end plastic waste is ambitious through collaboration and collective action. They have rallied over 80 member companies, project partners, allies and supporters who are committed to ending plastic waste in the environment; bringing together a diverse...

TerraPower

A nuclear energy technology company working “to raise global living standards by creating new forms of energy.” Aims to “develop scalable, sustainable, low-carbon and cost-competitive energy sources that will allow all nations to quicken their pace...

Science Based Targets Initiative

A partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Drives “ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling companies to set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets...

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

An organization “created to improve and increase reporting of climate-related financial information.” It works to highlight for the financial markets “the risks and opportunities presented by rising temperatures, climate-related policy, and emerging...

The Resilience Shift

A multi-purpose organization that “exists to inspire and empower a global community to make the world safer through resilient infrastructure.” Its work approach is “through learning by doing in collaboration with others, as well as by sharing...

Power Shift Africa

A climate and energy think tank “providing cutting-edge analysis, solution-focused policy ideas, and up-to-the-minute media engagement from an African perspective, both within the continent and internationally.” Work areas: Renewable Energy Multilateral...

OceansAsia

A conservation organisation dedicated “to investigate and research wildlife crimes, exposing and bringing to justice those destroying and polluting marine ecosystems. To uphold the highest level of integrity, relying exclusively on factual, science-based...

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

A research institute that through multi-disciplinary expertise produces “unique analyses of topical global energy issues across production, consumption, markets, policy and regulation.” They specialise in “advanced research into the economics and...

Mission Possible Partnership

Mission Possible Partnership(2020; US; 12 staff; missionpossiblepartnership.org) A coalition initiative “working on creating tipping points across the hard-to-abate sectors to set the industry on a net-zero pathway through public-private collaboration,...

Marine Conservation Society

A community of ocean lovers all that “fights for the future of our ocean through people-powered action – with science on its side. Working with communities, businesses and governments, it defends habitats and species” Issue Areas: Ocean pollution Climate...

Japan Bosai Platform

Japan Bosai Platform(2014; Tokyo; 10 staff; bosai-jp.org) An association of private companies with leading bosai solutions. Its goal is “to make society disaster-resilient and sustainable by sharing Japanese bosai solutions with the world.” Publications:...

Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN)

Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) (2003; Amman; apnature.org) They are concerned with the protection of the environment and the natural resources of Arab countries against all hazards, including the destructive impacts of wars and foreign occupations. They...

International Seabed Authority

International Seabed Authority(1982; Kingston, Jamaica; 47 staff; isa.org.jm) An international organization “through which States Parties to UNCLOS organize and control all mineral-resources-related activities in the Area for the benefit of mankind as a whole....

Africa Centre for Energy Policy

It contributes to development of alternative and innovative policy interventions through high quality research, analysis and advocacy in the energy and extractive sector in Africa. The focus of the organisation is to create strong connection between research evidence...

Pentagon Wave of Research and Development

They conduct transdisciplinary research to develop, apply and deliver innovative products and services. Their focus is on mental health, conflict resolution and entrepreneurship with alternative technologies, methodologies and Scientific-Motivation. Publications...

Centre for Energy Environment Resources Development

It was created under a Thai Foundation with an international orientation aiming to develop, promote and disseminate sustainable energy-environment concepts, international experiences and recommended practices. It aims to be a Premier Observatory and Intelligence Unit...

International Organization of Securities Commissions

An international body that “develops, implements and promotes adherence to internationally recognized standards for securities regulation. It works intensively with the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on the global regulatory reform agenda.”...

Sustainability Guide

The Guide aims to create greater understanding and use of sustainability thinking, in combination with design, to develop sustainable business and work with circular economy.It gathers information, methods and examples of how to use design to achieve a sustainable and...

Mothers Out Front

Mothers Out Front (2013; Cambridge, Massachusetts; mothersoutfront.org) The climate activist group in the US is focused on fighting natural gas leaks. The group of mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers come together to make climate change an issue that our...

International Drug Policy Consortium

International Drug Policy Consortium(2011; London; 12 staff; idpc.net) A global network of NGOs focused “on issues related to drug production, trafficking and use. IDPC promotes objective and open debate on the effectiveness, direction and content of drug...

Impunity Watch

Impunity Watch is an international non-profit human rights organisation, seeking to promote accountability for past atrocities, notably in countries emerging from a violent past. They analyse, advocate, and partner to help local communities seek accountability for...

INCAS Consulting

INCAS Consulting (incasconsulting.com) They are a group of hands-on, field-tested, and politically networked experts who specialize in working in transition, fragile and conflict-affected areas. They work at the nexus of sustainability, peace, and security in...

Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs

A non-profit organization that “developed pollution databases to monitor corporate environmental performance and to facilitate public participation in environmental governance.” It aims “to expand environmental information disclosure to allow...

USAID

USAID(1961; Washington DC; 14529 staff; usaid.gov) A U.S. Government agency working “to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.” Carries “U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human...

Independent Institute

Independent Institute (1986; Oakland, CA; independent.org) The public-policy research and educational organization works to shape “ideas into profound and lasting impact through publications, conferences, and effective multi-media programs. ” Their mission...

The Incitement

Asia’s leading online donation platform. It started as a “platform for talks where speakers share their stories, visions and ideas to incite positivity into others” and it has become a “global business which designs and implements CSR projects...

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna

CAFF is the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council. It serves as a vehicle to cooperate on species and habitat management and utilization, to share information on management techniques and regulatory regimes, and to facilitate more knowledgeable...

Phononic

Their technology aims to transform industries and create new markets with innovative solid-state solutions that disrupt antiquated business models and incumbent technologies. They believe that the world deserves a better way to cool and heat, and so their solid-state...

Infinitum Electric

A motor technology company delivering lightweight and IoT-enabled electric motors. They “utilize the patent-pending Printed Circuit Board (PCB) stator technology and provide broad application across multiple industries.” Publications: Product...

Humanity

A “peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to publishing original research and reflection on human rights, humanitarianism, and development in the modern and contemporary world.” Gathers “contributions from anthropology, economics, law, literature,...

Heliogen HelioHeat

A “renewable energy technology company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in heavy industry and powering a sustainable future. The company’s AI-enabled, modular concentrated solar technology aims to cost-effectively deliver near 24/7 carbon-free...

Greenfaith International Network

Greenfaith International Network(1992; New York; 27 staff; greenfaith.org) A worldwide, multi-faith environmental movement focused on “building resilient, caring communities and economies that meet everyone’s needs and protect the planet.” Publications:...

Global Wind Organisation

Global Wind Organisation(2012; Copenhagen; 41 staff; globalwindsafety.org) A non-profit body “founded by leading wind turbine manufacturers and operators.” The organisation works “for an injury-free working environment in the wind turbine industry by...

Global Health Justice Partnership

A program tacklling “contemporary problems at the interface of global health, human rights, and social justice. The GHJP is pioneering an innovative, interdisciplinary field of scholarship, teaching, and practice, bringing together diverse thought leaders to...

Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

A “partnership of national and local governments, inter-governmental organisations, businesses, associations, networks and think thanks committed to a common vision: A zero-emission, efficient and resilient buildings and construction sector.” The network...

Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

A forum “for leading financial institutions to accelerate the transition to a net-zero global economy.” Works “on broadening, deepening and raising net-zero ambitions across the financial system and demonstrating firms’ collective commitments to...

Foundation for Food and Agriculture

Builds “public-private partnerships to fund bold research addressing big food and agriculture challenges.” Established “to increase public agriculture research investments, fill knowledge gaps and complement USDA’s research agenda.” To benefit...

E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

Dedicated “to foster a knowing stewardship of our world through biodiversity research and education initiatives that promote and inform worldwide preservation of our biological heritage.” Publications: Email Newsletter Blog Biodiversity Photo Gallery...

Duke Global Health Innovation Center

Duke Global Health Innovation Center(2016; Durham, NC; 17 staff; dukeghic.org) A research center dedicated “to study and support the scaling and adaptation of innovations and related policy reforms to address critical health challenges worldwide. GHIC links...

Council for Global Problem Solving

A “circle of world-class think tanks and research institutions” that “works outside the official processes of the G20 and related international fora, but it supports these efforts by providing information, analysis of policy proposals and monitoring...

Construction of Buildings On Demand (COBOD)

A construction printer and technology company. Its mission is “to disrupt the construction industry on a global scale by lowering the cost of construction via robotics and automation.” Publications: Press & Events Videos Projects & Partners...

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

A “global partnership between public, private, philanthropic, and civil society organisations” working “to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases and enable equitable access to these vaccines for people during...

Climate Real Impact Solutions

Aims “to contribute to an accelerated transition to a clean economy and to chase attractive risk-adjusted returns for stockholders.” For this reason, “CRIS1 and CRIS2 are blank check companies formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital...

Climate Power

An “independent strategic communication and paid media operation focused on building political will and public support for bold climate action.” To do so, it “integrates hard-hitting research, polling, state and national earned media, digital and...

African Biodiversity Network (ABN)

The network is committed to unearthing and implementing African solutions to African problems and building solidarity on biodiversity and community rights issues on the continent. It accompanies Africans in voicing their views on issues such as food and seed...

Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative

A small foundation seeking “to catalyse the creation of effective governance for climate-altering technologies, in particular for solar radiation modification and large-scale carbon dioxide removal.” Issue areas: Youth and intergenerational justice...

Carbon180

The climate-focused NGO aims to work with leading scientists, businesses, and policymakers to build a world that removes more carbon than it emits.  It seeks to develop natural (forest planting) and engineering (direct air capture) policies and solutions that...

Carbon Direct

An investment company offering “portfolio and investment management, market analysis, advisory, and financial planning services” focused on carbon removal and utilization technology industries worldwide. Publications: Insights – It includes news,...

Campaign Against Arms Trade

An organisation working to end the international arms trade. It “considers that security needs to be seen in much broader terms that are not dominated by military and arms company interests.” Furthermore, they address that a “wider security policy...

Biodegradable Industries Association

Biodegradable Industries Association(2015; Ware, UK; 8 staff; bbia.org.uk) An association “representing companies involved in the production of bio-based and biodegradable products for the benefit of the environment.” Further, “aims to develop the...

America Is All In Coalition

A coalition of leaders assembled to support climate action in the United States. In particular, works “alongside the federal government to develop a national climate strategy that meets the urgency of the climate crisis; scaling climate action around the country...

AltaRock Energy

A technology group pioonering in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) development “raising EGS to massive scale — making clean, affordable, renewable geothermal energy available anywhere and everywhere.” Publications: Technology Projects...

Action on Armed Violence

A research charity that has a central mission “to carry out research and advocacy in order to reduce the incidence and impact of global armed violence.” Hence, it does investigations, advocacy and field programmes towards that single goal. Topics:...

Acadian Asset Management

A global investment manager applying “fundamental insights with a systematic lens to find attractive, unique investment opportunities across multi-asset class, ESG, alternative alpha, managed volatility, and long-only strategies.” Topics: Equities...

Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund

The global fund is dedicated to preventing violent extremism. We connect local communities to global resources, supporting grassroots initiatives that are typically out of reach for international donors and helping them thrive. Publications: Core Documents News &...

Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

It aims to carry on research activities specialized in the area of energy from the viewpoint of the national economy as a whole in a bid to contribute to sound development of the Japanese energy-supplying and energy-consuming industries and to the improvement of...

AEGEE

The European interdisciplinary student organisations has a Network of 13000 AEGEEans, It empowers students and young people in Europe to take an active role in society and promotes co-operation, communication and integration amongst young people in Europe. The non...

Sustainable Harvest International

Its on a mission to preserve the environment by improving people’s well-being through sustainable farming; working to create a just and sustainable world through transformative farmer training that nourishes communities and the Earth. To this end, it provides...

Center for International Development (CID)

CID works to advance the understanding of development challenges and offer viable solutions to problems of global poverty. They are focused on resolving the dilemmas of public policy associated with generating stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity in developing...

RadicalxChange

A global movement for next-generation political economies, which is committed to advancing plurality, equality, community, and decentralization through upgrading democracy, markets, the data economy, the commons, and identity. It aims to build a clear, coherent, and...

American Forests

A national conservation organization, which aims to restore threatened forest ecosystems and inspire people to value and protect urban and wildland forests. Their projects have restored hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, protected vital watersheds and...

Native American Traditional Food Systems

They are focused on Indigenous Culinary Education, Indigenous Food Access, & Indigenous Food Business Development; addressing the economic and health crises affecting Native communities by re-establishing Native foodways. They envision a new North American food...

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

A transdisciplinary network of researchers, policy-makers, private sector and civil society actors. It promotes the generation, dissemination, use and mastery of science, technology and innovation (STI) for African development, environmental sustainability and global...

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)

An economic research institutes, which provides advice on economic issues and policy to its clients, with its work focused primarily on European economies. It has an interdisciplinary approach, reflected in the collaboration of economists and graduates in business...

Winrock International

Winrock International focuses on U.S. and international development, providing solutions to some of the world’s most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges. Their mission is to “empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and...

Institut Montaigne

It was founded with the aim of devoting “itself fully to serving democracy and the public interest.” It gathers French expertise to carry out thorough analysis and to put together concrete policy recommendations and sets out to cover the main challenges...

Society for Science

Society for Science(1921; Washington DC; 106 Staff; societyforscience.org) It focuses on promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire They are dedicated to expanding...

3BLMedia

3BLMedia(2009; Northampton, MA; 3blmedia.com) The news distribution and content marketing company focuses on niche topics including sustainability, health, energy, education, philanthropy, community and other social and environmental topics. The company works with...

IQ Air

The Swiss air quality technology company, specializes in protection against airborne pollutants, developing air quality monitoring and air cleaning products. It operates AirVisual, a real-time air quality information platform. We collaborate with like-minded...

Clean Up the World

Clean Up the World (1993; cleanuptheworld.org) The “apolitical event that unites communities with a common focus to protect the environment”; supporting local groups and organisations to “plan and conduct various activities to clean up, fix up and...

Right Livelihood Award Foundation

Right Livelihood Award Foundation(1980; Stockholm; 10 staff; rightlivelihoodaward.org) A foundation that “supports people and organizations offering visionary and exemplary solutions to the root causes of global problems.” It “recognizes that, in...

Clean Air Asia

The international non-governmental organization aims to lead the “regional mission for better air quality, and healthier, more livable cities throughout Asia.” Their mission is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Asia and contribute to...

East Asia Clean Air Cities (EACAC)

A long-term multi-lateral cooperation network for East Asian cities (from China, Korea, Japan and Mongolia) committed to tackling air pollution. It was set up in response to the urgent need for air quality improvement in the region. The regional partnership platform...

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Office of the Director of National Intelligence(2005; Washington, DC; dni.gov) It aims to to lead and support the intelligence community’s integration; delivering insights, driving capabilities, and investing in the future. This integration is “the key to...

CESRAN International

CESRAN International(2008; United Kingdom; 5 Staff; cesran.org) The international think-tank is focused on “advancing academic research in the field of political science and international relations and providing expertise to decision-makers in public and private...

Institute of Water Policy

Aims to help “improve water policy and governance in Asia through research, training, thought leadership and consulting.” Produces “policy-relevant research that helps shape the discourse on water policy in Asia” It is a part of the Lee Kuan...

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

It’s focused on the “advancement of economic policy research and training”, aiming to “strengthen local capacity for conducting independent, rigorous inquiry into the problems facing the management of economies in sub-Saharan Africa.”...

Water and Development Research Group (WDRG)

Part of Aalto University, it adopts a “strong global approach, as well as regional and local hotspot areas, including Finland.” Works rigorously on various aspects of water; on policies and related paradigms and on water’s many facets related to...

African Population and Health Research Center

African Population and Health Research Center(1995; Nairobi; 132 staff; aphrc.org) A research institution and think tank generating “evidence to drive policy action to improve the health and wellbeing of African people.” They aim to”strengthen...

African Forest Forum

African Forest Forum (2007; Nairobi; afforum.org) The Forum emerged from a project that was conducted by the African Forest Research Network at the African Academy of Sciences, with the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, and the United Nations Food and...

Cool Effect

It aims to reduce carbon emissions by combining science, expertise, and transparency, and “creating a community built around one simple vision: give people the power and confidence to band together and reduce the carbon pollution that causes climate...

Lonely Whale Foundation

It works as both a connector between NGOs, influencers, corporations, and policymakers and an incubator for bold ideas that drive impactful market and policy change on behalf of the ocean. They have a creative consultancy that helps NGOs, brands, and influencers...

WeForest

Backed by a scientific network, they are a growing “movement of responsible companies, large and small, that are committed to having a positive impact for people and our planet.” The network works with communities, local organizations, and NGOs to...

African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

A think tank pursuing “policy oriented research towards strengthening the capacity of African countries and institutions to harness science and technology for sustainable development.” Works to conduct research, policy analysis, capacity strengthening, and...

Center for Security and Emerging Technology

A policy research organization based within Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. They produce “data-driven research at the intersection of security and technology, providing nonpartisan analysis to the policy community.” They seek to...

African Wildlife Foundation

Works to develop “innovative conservation strategies so wildlife, wild lands, and people can thrive…addressing not only direct threats to wildlife like poaching and habitat loss, but also working with communities and governments to ensure that African...

Institute of Economic Affairs Ghana (IEA)

Institute of Economic Affairs Ghana (IEA)(1989; Accra; 6 staff; ieagh.org) Ghana’s Premier Public Policy Institute was set up with a “view to broadening the debate on public policy; engendering private sector-led economic growth, and strengthening the pillars of...

Second Line of Defense

Second Line of Defense(2013; Arlington, VA; 11 staff; sldinfo.com) A group of globally based analysts and strategists working “closely together in thinking through the nature of the evolving strategic environment and provides regular interviews with key...

James Town Foundation

James Town Foundation (1984; Washington DC; 2 staff, 22 fellows; jamestown.org) A defense policy think tank founded “as a platform to support Soviet defectors.” Today, it aims to “inform and educate policy makers about events and trends, which it...

ZeroAvia

A hydrogen-electric aircraft developer that “enables scalable, sustainable aviation by replacing conventional engines with hydrogen-electric powertrains.” Publications: Media Coverage News and Milestones  

Sustainable Cities Institute

Sustainable Cities Institute(2015; Eugene, OR; 13 staff; sci.uoregon.edu) A think tank for sustainability working “across disciplines that match the complexity of cities to address sustainability challenges.” Shares its “expertise with scholars,...

Right. Based on Science

The climate metrics and software provider uses its “proprietary X-Degree Compatibility (XDC) model, right. calculates the contribution of a company, investment portfolio or other economic entity to global warming (temperature alignment).” This is done with...

India Water Foundation

The think tank is engaged in “enhancing public awareness about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and major components of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, in Asia-Pacific region in general and India in particular.” It was established for the...

Corporate Leaders Group

The group brings together business leaders who are “committed to supporting the transformation to competitive, sustainable, inclusive economies that will deliver net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.” They advocate for “robust business and policy...

IBON International Foundation

IBON International Foundation(1978; Philippines; iboninternational.org) Their long-term goal is to “contribute to building global mass movements of oppressed and marginalised peoples, to challenging neoliberal globalisation, war and all forms of oppression, and...

The Sunrise Project

The global network of changemakers believe in the “power of social movements to change the world.” They are “passionate about building networks who can drive the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy to reduce greenhouse pollution and create a...

Ubuntoo

The global environmental solutions platform aims to promote sustainable economic growth. They work to “make eco-friendly business a reality” by helping to “scale environmental solutions and innovations in the areas of plastics, packaging, food, and...

Asian Competitive Institute

The institute aims to build the “intellectual leadership and network for understanding and developing competitiveness” in the Asia region; seeking to “contribute to the enhancement of inclusive growth, living standards and institutional governance...

Interstate Renewable Energy Council

The organisation envisions a world powered by clean sustainable energy, where society’s interests are valued and protected. To this end, they work to make clean energy “possible for millions of Americans through cutting-edge solutions that advance...

PermEco

Previously called Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc., the name ‘PremEco’ was adopted to allow them broaden our area of operations. Today, they provide education, training & research to create a more sustainable future for our...

Middle East Institute (MEI)

Middle East Institute (MEI)(1946; Washington, DC; 27 Staff; mei.edu) It is working to increase knowledge of the Middle East among US citizens and on promoting understanding between the peoples of the Middle East and America. They believe that pursuit of this goal is...

Planetly

The technology start-up on a mission to help build a carbon neutral economy. Their software helps you to introduce and automate carbon management, from data collection to reduction strategies and offsetting measures. Publications: 5 minute carbon calculator Resources...

Center for China and Globalization

Center for China and Globalization(2008; Beijing; en.ccg.org.cn) The global think tank is dedicated to the research and promotion of China and globalization, covering global talent migration, global governance, the globalization of Chinese enterprises and...

Eastern Europe Studies Centre (EESC)

Eastern Europe Studies Centre (EESC) (2006; Lithuania; 19 Staff; eesc.lt) It focuses on analysing international policy processes and Lithuania’s role in them; implementing large-scale national and international projects, strengthening the tradition of analytical...

Charhar Institute

Charhar Institute (2009; Beijing; charhar.china.org.cn) The think tank aims to be “forward-thinking, influential and collaborative. It is committed to committed to promoting progress in China’s foreign policies and the development of international relations in a...

GRID Arendal

Their aim is to inform and activate a global audience and motivate decision-makers to effect positive change. To this end, they transform environmental data into innovative, science-based information products and provide capacity-building services that enable better...

Inter-American Dialogue

Inter-American Dialogue (1982; Washington; 38 Staff; thedialogue.org) The U.S. center for policy analysis, exchange, and communication focuses on issues in Western Hemisphere affairs. It brings together public and private leaders from across the Americas to address...

Coralgardeners

It was founded by a small group of young surfers, freedivers and fishermen who noticed the heartbreaking degradation of their home reef. The small group of island kids grew to an international collective of scientists, engineers, creators, and advocates determined to...

The Sustainability Project

The Sustainability Project(2017; Singapore; 5 staff; thesustainabilityproject.life) A business that “aims to encourage and inspire the adoption of a low or zero waste lifestyle.” Its “vision is to inspire the global adoption of a sustainable...

Speed & Scale

Speed & Scale(2021; 5 staff; speedandscale.com) An initiative started from the book Speed & Scale. John Doerr wrote, “a pragmatic path for tackling the emissions emergency. Fueled by a powerful goal-setting tool called Objectives and Key Results (OKRs),...

Mosa Meat

Mosa Meat(2016; Maastricht; 104 staff; mosameat.com) A food technology company creating production methods for cultured meat. Its “motivation was to find a new method to make real meat to feed our fast-growing population in a sustainable, healthy and...

Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD)

The think works to ensure that there advance democracy, good governance, and inclusive economic growth in Ghana and in other parts of Africa. It works to complement the broader objectives of strengthening democratic governance, the principles of popular participation...

Climate Visuals

A project of Climate Outreach acting as a “source of evidence and images for over 350 climate change and environmental groups, journalists, educators and businesses.”   Publications: Collections News Evidence Newsletter...

Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Singapore Institute of International Affairs (1962; Singapore; 11 Staff; siiaonline.org) Singapore’s oldest think tank is committed to producing policy analysis, fostering in-depth dialogues and bridging gaps between policymakers, private sector decision-makers and...

East Asia Institute (EAI)

East Asia Institute (EAI) (2002; South Korea; 18 Staff; eai.or.kr) It is dedicated to developing ideas and formulating policy recommendations on the main challenges facing the region. The institute conducts research activities along with two main programs, the Foreign...

Economic Research Institute (ERI)

The state institution studies problems of integrated development of Kazakhstan economy. It is aimed at “providing scientific support for the country’s economic strategy implementation, analyzing of economy state and forecasting of its future development,...

Institute for International Relations

Institute for International Relations (IIR)(1957; Czech Republic; iir.cz) The institute was established by the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It conducts research in the field of international studies, contributes to the formation and conduct of...

Strategic and Defense Studies Centre (SDSC)

Strategic and Defense Studies Centre (SDSC)(1996; Australia; sdsc.bellschool.anu.edu.au) The research institution specializes in strategy and defence. It’s focus on the Asia-Pacific region and it’s dedicated to analysis of the use of armed force in its...

Rethink Food

Rethink Food(2017; New York; 45 Staff; rethinkfood.org) A nonprofit committed to reducing food insecurity with practical solutions that will have lasting impact. Their mission is to “create a more sustainable and equitable food system — one where everyone has...

Rachel’s Network

A “vibrant community of women at the intersection of environmental advocacy, philanthropy, and women’s leadership. With a mission to promote women as agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth.” Publications: News Events: An online calendar...

Long COVID Alliance

A network of “patient advocates, scientists, disease experts, and drug developers have joined together to leverage their collective knowledge and resources to educate policymakers and accelerate research to transform our understanding of post-viral...

Science Panel for the Amazon

The SPA is the world’s first high-level science initiative dedicated to the survival of the Amazon. It  assesses the state of the various ecosystems, land use and climate changes in the Amazon and their implications for the region. It is “advised by...

Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet

An international network “focused on three types of renewable energy projects that will create green jobs, enable the productive use of power for low-income communities and promote gender equity.” Works to “deliver transformational programs that will...

Eat Just Inc

A private company developing and marketing “plant-based alternatives to conventionally produced egg products.” Publications: Cookbook FAQ

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

A global platform focused “on action and the shared development of solutions. Its mandate is unparalleled and aims to support resource mobilisation for ocean science in all its manifestations to achieve the vision of the Ocean Decade and thus contribute to the...

University of Sustainability

 University of Sustainability(2018; Santa Fe, NM; 7 staff; u4sustainability.org) A membership-based organization “co-creating the world’s largest education and research network concerned with education, research and innovation in and about sustainable...

World Weather Attribution Project

A collaboration initiative between climate scientists at “Imperial College London in the UK, KNMI in the Netherlands, IPSL/LSCE in France, Princeton University and NCAR in the US, ETH Zurich in Switzerland, IIT Delhi in India and climate impact specialists at...

World Mosquito Program

A not-for-profit “that works to protect the global community from mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, Zika, yellow fever and chikungunya.” Uses the “naturally occurring bacteria called Wolbachia to reduce the ability of mosquitoes to transmit...

World Animal Protection

A global organization with over 14 offices worldwide dedicated to protecting animals from needless suffering. Work Areas: Animals in the wild Animals in farming Animals in communities Global animal protection Animal protection and disaster risk reduction Publications:...

Upstream Solutions

A public-interest and non-profit organization working towards “practical solutions that help businesses and communities shift from single-use to reuse.” It strives to “redesign the systems generating all the waste in the first place.” Policy...

The Trust for Public Land

A national, nonprofit, land conservation organization “that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Since 1972, TPL has completed...

Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY)

Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY) (2013; China; 5 Staff; en.rdcy.org) The institute was jointly established by Renmin University of China and Chongyang Investment Ltd and claims to be a “new form of think tank with Chinese characteristics that is...

Global Relations Forum

Global Relations Forum (2009; Istanbul; 9 Staff; gif.org.tr) The forum advocates a global order of shared influence and accountability and seeks a constructive role for Turkey in that order. It is committed to being a platform for engaging, informing and stimulating...

TPG Rise Climate

An ecological investment portfolio that “pursues investments that benefit from the diverse skills of TPG’s investing professionals, the strategic relationships developed across the firm’s existing climate portfolio, and the global network of...

Centre on Asia and Globalization (CAG)

Centre on Asia and Globalization (CAG) (Singapore)(2006; Singapore; 24 Staff; lkyspp.nus.edu.sg) The centre is located at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. It’s dedicated to conducting in-depth research on developments...

Sustainable Food Trust

Sustainable Food Trust(2012; United Kingdom; 12 Staff; sustainablefoodtrust.org) The registered charity that was founded in response “to the worsening human and environmental crises that are associated with the vast majority of today’s food and farming...

Global Forest Coalition

The international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations defends social justice and the rights of forest peoples in forest policies. It is a successor to the NGO Forest Working Group, which was originally established in 1995. The coalition...

Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)

They aim to “promote an alternative vision of how forests should be managed, based on respect for the rights, knowledge, cultures and identities of the peoples who know them best.” They do so through advocacy, practical projects and capacity building;...

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change(2017; London; 395 staff; institute.global) A company limited supporting “political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies in a globalised world” through “developing policy and...

The Sustainable Angle

The Sustainable Angle(2010; London; 8 staff; thesustainableangle.org) A not-for-profit organisation and founders of #FutureFabricsExpo. It promotes and supports “projects with a focus on sustainability in Fashion and Textiles and related industries such as food...

Sustainability University Foundation

Sustainability University Foundation(2015; Amsterdam; 4 staff; sustainabilityuniversity.org) A global platform contributing “to a more sustainable business world and society by connecting all sustainability professionals, gather their strengths, knowledge and...

Stop Funding Heat

A group of activists “committed to making climate misinformation unprofitable.” They expose “misinformation about climate change and its underlying causes in the press and on online platforms – and by encouraging brands to avoid advertising with the...

Southern Voice

An open platform for think tanks contributing “to the global dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its ultimate aim is to address the existing ‘knowledge asymmetry’ and ‘participation deficit’ in the dialogue on development. It does this by...

Society for Protecting the Rights of the Child

A non governmental child rights organization “envisoning a broad range of rights issues, which amongst others in the context of Pakistan, include child labor, juvenile justice, violence against children, children on the move, education and health.”...

SkyCool Systems

A clean energy company “focused on energy-efficient solutions and new methods for cooling.” Its mission is “to deliver sustainable, energy-efficient cooling solutions to customers interested in reducing energy costs and carbon footprint.”...

ShareAction

A campaigning organization “pushing the global investment system to take responsibility for its impacts on people and the planet, and use its power to create a green, fair, and healthy society.” Works to “driven change at the heart of the financial...

Rethinking Security

Rethinking Security(2020; London; 26 council members and 8 staff; rethinkingsecurity.org.uk) A network of UK-based organizations, academics, and activists. Works “for a just and peaceful world, based on approaches that address the underlying causes of conflict...

Rapid Transition Alliance

A network of international organizations “that are engaged in practical work, research, and campaigning to tackle the climate emergency.” Its vision strives to “act urgently to maintain a habitable climate and that our action must be at a speed and...

A Plastic Planet

A grassroots pro-business organization concerned about growing pollution and health. Therefore, “is working with: politicians, scientists, charities, NGOs, packaging manufacturers, consumer goods producers, and supermarkets themselves to deliver the campaign’s...

Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO)

The pan-African and indigenous organization works to support African resilience to climate change through “incubation, impetus, capacity building and support for a dynamic of systemic, structural, participatory and integrated transformation of challenges.”...

Center For Environmental Concerns (CEC)

Center For Environmental Concerns-Philippines, INC. (CEC)(1989; Philippines; cecphils.org) They envision a strong “environmental movement that asserts and gains reforms in the Philippine environmental situation, and advances pro-people, patriotic, progressive,...

The Payne Institute for Public Policy

It serves as a nexus for high-quality, data-driven, solutions-oriented research and dialogue needed to inform energy and environmental policy at this critical moment. It’s faculty and student body has deep roots in mining and petroleum engineering, and has...

Plastic Oceans International

A non-profit organization “dedicated to ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.” Works through supportive programs aligned to its mission “to inspire and incite action that can lead to changes in consumer behavior,...

Food First

Food First (1975; Oakland; foodfirst.org) Otherwise the Institute for Food and Development Policy, it works to end the injustices that cause hunger. In order to make their vision a reality, they have realised that they need to work towards political...

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

It generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. The African- based organisation is a member of CGIAR System Organization, a global agriculture research partnership for...

GLOBSEC Policy Institute (GPI)

GLOBSEC Policy Institute (GPI) (2005; Slovak Republic; 72 Staff; globsec.org) It’s committed to enhancing security, prosperity and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world. Its mission is to influence the future by generating new ideas and solutions for...

Hoover Institution

Hoover Institution(1919; Stanford; hoover.org) A public policy think tank that seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all mankind. It’s...

Not for Sale Campaign

They began by providing vital direct resources to trafficked people but quickly realised that change was needed at a grassroots level – “we need to stop trafficking long before it happens.” Now it fights “modern-day slavery using business creation,...

McGill Institute for Global Food Security

McGill Institute for Global Food Security(2010; Quebec; mcgill.ca) They aim to act as a “hub of knowledge and training in food security.” In alignment with this, the Institute focuses on “operational research, applied education and effective outreach...

Quincy Institution for Responsible Statecraft

Quincy Institution for Responsible Statecraft(2019; Washington DC: 26 Staff; quincyinst.org) It promotes ideas that move U.S. foreign policy away from endless war and toward vigorous diplomacy in the pursuit of international peace. They work to “expose the costs...

Planet

A company provider of daily satellite images and insights. It “designs, builds, and operates the largest fleet of imaging satellites, as well as online software, tools and analytics needed to deliver data to users. Decision makers in business, government, and...

Nia Tero

A non-profit organization “working in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and movements worldwide” being “committed to Indigenous self-determination and an inclusive culture guided by Indigenous wisdom, practices, and protocols.” Its vision...

Marine Biodiversity Observation Network

A global initiative “composed of regional networks of scientists, resource managers, and end-users working to integrate data from existing long-term programs to improve our understanding of changes and connections between marine biodiversity and ecosystem...

Environmental Economics Unit (EEU)

A global network of environmental economics research centers who aim to solve the world’s most pressing environmental and development challenges. It contributes to effective management of the environment in the Global South through policy-relevant research, capacity...

KR Foundation

A foundation that works nationally and internationally “to address the root causes of climate change and environmental degradation.” They do so by funding “projects that work with sustainable finance, sustainable behaviour and climate...

International Center for Climate and Development

A research and capacity-building organisation “working on climate change and development in Bangladesh”, aiming “to develop a world-class institution that is closely related to local experience, knowledge and research in one of the countries that is...

Institute for New Economic Thinking

A research institute “dedicated to applying leading-edge thinking from the social and physical sciences to global economic challenges.” For this reason, “conducts theoretical and empirical research on economic issues using innovative approaches and...

Intentional Endowment Network

An international and collaborative network that “supports colleges, universities, and other mission-driven tax-exempt organizations in aligning their endowment investment practises with their mission, values, and sustainability goals without sacrificing...

Center for Social and Economic Research

The research institute was founded on the idea that research-based policy-making is vital for the economic welfare of societies. Today, it is recognized as the top think tank in Central and Eastern Europe and is one of the most highly regarded think tanks...

Bread for the World (Brot für die Welt)

It is a globally active development and relief agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. Now, it operates in more than 90 countries all across the globe, working to improve living conditions for the poor and marginalised. It is committed to overcoming injustice,...

ZEF: Center for Development Research

Located in the University of Bonn, the international, trans-disciplinary research institute has a broad perspective on development research. Through its international doctoral program ZEF contributes to capacity development in Africa, Asia, and South and Latin...

Global Wind Energy Council

A “member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research...

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies

The multi-disciplinary public research organization conducts policy research on development issues for Bangladesh and other developing countries. It aims to “facilitate learning in development solutions by conducting credible research, fostering policy dialogue,...

Global University Network for Innovation

An international network created by UNESCO and the United Nations University (UNU). Its “mission is to strengthen higher education’s role in society, contributing to the renewal of the visions, missions and policies of the main issues of higher education across...

Crop Trust

Crop Trust ( 2004; Bonn; croptrust.org) It was established by Biodiversity International on behalf of the CGIAR and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to help support this global system in a sustainable way. Their Crop Diversity Endowment Fund provides long-term...

Global Project Against Hate and Extremism

A nonprofit organization “using research, advocacy, and education” to counter the rising tide of extremism across borders and in North America. Strives to educate “anti-hate actors, policymakers, and the public about extremist movements, their...

Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN)

The member based organization;s main mandate is to “engage the youth in climate smart agriculture as a means to catalyze youth engagement in climate action, to unlock decent employment opportunities in the agricultural sector and to transform young people to...

Global Ocean Observing System

It is “an Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)-led programme” also part of UNESCO. Works towards a “truly global ocean observing system that delivers the essential information needed for our sustainable development, safety, wellbeing and...

Earth System Governance Project

A global research alliance exploring political solutions and novel, more effective governance mechanisms to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of the planet. Developing integrated earth system governance, from the local to the global...

Global Solutions Initiative

The policy forum that “brings together leading think tanks and stakeholders to provide policy solutions to the most relevant global institutions.” It “proposes policy responses to major global problems, generated through a disciplined research...

Council of Councils

Council of Councils (2012; New York; councilofcouncils) A “CFR initiative connecting leading foreign policy institutes from around the world in a common conversation on issues of global governance and multilateral cooperation.” It strives to “inject the...

Council on Strategic Risks

A nonprofit, non-partisan security policy institute devoted to anticipating, analyzing, and addressing core systemic risks to security in the 21st century, with special examination of the ways in which these risks intersect and exacerbate one another. Consequently, it...

Millennium Project, The

The Millennium Project(1996; Washington; 10 staff, 60 associates; millennium-project.org) An independent non-profit “global participatory think tank” of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers” that collects and assesses judgments on 15 Global...

Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

A multidisciplinary research center within the University of Cambridge aimed at the study and mitigation of technology’s risk to human existence. Humanity’s technological power brings about novel threats such as nuclear exchange, artificial intelligence,...

Institute for Future Initiatives

An organization integrated by the Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI) and UTIAS Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S). It “makes policy and social recommendations on future society issues and pursues research in collaboration...

Global Governance Institute

 Global Governance Institute (2010; Brussels; 38 staff; globalgovernance.eu) An independent, non-profit think tank that brings together policy-makers, scholars, and practitioners from the world’s leading institutions in order to devise, strengthen and improve...

Future World Foundation

Future World Foundation (2007; Zurich; futureworldfoundation.org) An independent non-profit foundation that strives to “advance the public good and global development, by seeking a balance between individual freedoms, and collective responsibilities for...

International Institute for Strategic Studies

International Institute for Strategic Studies(1958; London + Bahrain, Singapore, Washington; ~60 staff; iiss.org) A non-partisan institute to advance a wider understanding of critical 21st-century security issues and their potential resolution.  Its policy themes...

Center for a New American Security

Center for a New American Security(2007; Washington; 31 staff, ~50 fellows; cnas.org) A bipartisan, nonprofit organization that develops national security and defense policies. They engage policymakers, experts, and the public with “fact-based research, ideas, and...

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs(1973, Cambridge, MA; 59 staff, 700+ affiliates; belfercenter.org) A research center that assesses pressing threats to US national interests and international security in the quarter-century ahead.  “We...

European Union Institute for Security Studies

European Union Institute for Security Studies(2002; Paris; 43 staff; iss.europa.eu) It is the “Union’s agency dealing with the analysis of foreign, security and defence policy issues.” It aims to “support the elaboration and projection of its foreign...

Fashion Revolution

The global fashion activism movement mobilizes citizens, brands, and policymakers through research, education, and advocacy. They strive to be action-oriented and solution-focused; focusing their work on policy change, industry change, and cultural change. They have a...

World Future Council

The World Future Council was formed to “speak on behalf of policy solutions that serve the interests of future generations”, focusing on identifying and spreading effective, future-just policy solutions. It also aims “to be an ethical voice for the needs...

Global Challenges Foundation

Aims to reduce the main global challenges and risks that threaten humanity. Their work is based on the risk analysis ideas central to the success of Laszlo Szombatfalvy. Seeks to raise awareness of nonlinear risks, particularly regarding climate change, other...

Future Earth

Future Earth (2012; Paris; ~50 staff; futureearth.org) A global research platform providing knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world. The organization is rooted in the work of 20 Global Research Projects. These networks have a long...

Global Future Councils

Global Future Councils (2008; Geneva; weforum.org) The World Economic Forum’s network of Global Future Councils involves 700+ “premier thought leaders” grouped in >80 issue-focused Councils “committed to addressing the most pressing issues and opportunities of our...

Islamic Relief Worldwide

An independent humanitarian and development organisation. It has an active presence in over 40 countries, striving “to make the world a better and fairer place for those effected by poverty, conflicts or natural disasters.”As indicated by its name, it is...

Global Impact Investing Network

An international network of impact investing “dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate positive,...

First Street Foundation

A nonprofit research and technology group “whose mission is to define and communicate America’s flood risk based on the highest standards of scientific investigation and analysis.” They use a “transparent, peer-reviewed methodology to model past,...

Defenders of Human Rights Center

An NGO that has been active in defending the rights of women, political prisoners and minorities in Iran. It develops and publishes yearly and quarterly reports about the human rights situation in Iran. It also disseminates information through events and press...

CrossBoundary

A “mission driven investment firm that unlocks the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets.” Among its clients includes “governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100...

Covering Climate Now

Covering Climate Now(2019; New York; 7 staff; coveringclimatenow.org) A news media outlet collaborating “with journalists and newsrooms to produce more informed and urgent climate stories, to make climate a part of every beat in the newsroom — from politics and...

Centre for Digital Health Interventions

A joint initiative “of the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich, the Future Health Technologies Programme at the Singapore-ETH Centre, and the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen.” It has an...

Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism

A global non-profit organization that “works with leaders across the private, public and civic sectors to make capitalism inclusive and its benefits more widely and equitably shared. It works “to advance the global movement to make economic systems more...

Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy(2016; London; 17 staff; centreforfeministforeignpolicy.org) An international “research, advocacy, community-building and consulting organisation” that promotes an intersectional feminist approach to foreign and security...

Center for Peace Communications

Center for Peace Communications(2019; New York; 9 staff; peacecomms.org) A U.S.-based nonprofit organization striving to support efforts in building public support for reconciliation in the identity-based conflicts in the Middle East. They believe that they must build...

Center for International Climate Research

An institute for interdisciplinary climate research delivering “new insights that help solve the climate challenge and strengthen international cooperation.” It aims to achieve this goal “through research and dissemination of a high international...

Center for Humane Technology

An independent nonprofit “is dedicated to radically reimagining our digital infrastructure.” Its “mission is to drive a comprehensive shift toward humane technology that supports our well-being, democracy, and shared information environment.”...

Blue Earth Alliance

An advocacy NGO dedicated “to raise awareness about endangered cultures, threatened environments and social concerns through photography.” It supports “the power of photographic storytelling” striving “to make positive change.”...

American Clean Power Association

A federation of “renewable energy companies expediting the advancement of clean energy as the dominant power source in America.” Aims to “provide cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis while creating jobs, spurring massive investment in the...

The Alliance Center

The Alliance Center(2004; Denver, CO; 25 staff; thealliancecenter.org) A mission-driven nonprofit with an event and coworking space. It is “dedicated to bringing people together to create an inclusive, sustainable future.” It works to “create...

All We Can Save Project

A project that through the bestselling anthology All We Can Save, brings “head-heart integration, a focus on just solutions, and a “big tent” to mainstream climate communication, thereby advancing a narrative shift.” In particular, ir works to...

African Center for Economic Transformation

A think-tank advancing African solutions to African transformation challenges directly engaging with citizens and decision-makers. It offers “an authentic African perspective, augmented” by a “vast network of leading thinkers throughout the...

The Solutions Project

An organization that “supports the ideas and energy of the people working at the frontlines of the climate crisis.” It makes “grants to the dozens of organizations closest to the problems of and solutions to pollution and climate change.” It also promotes “the best...

SAFE

A registered civil society organization working at a “science-society interface towards sustainable environment development and poverty alleviation in the Indian ecoregion of South Asia.” Consequently, it works towards a “global reciprocal...

International Solid Waste Association

An international network of waste professionals and experts from all over the world. It “creates best practices, produces industry reports, as well publishes its own scientific journal, Waste Management and Research.” ISWA is a platform that allows its...

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

An independent, international research institute with National Member Organizations in 22 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. It seeks to become “the world leader in systems analysis to find solutions to global problems for the benefit of humankind.”...

Water Environment Federation

A global network of member associations providing “water quality professionals with the latest in water quality education, training, and business opportunities.” Its members, “including scientists, engineers, regulators, academics, plant managers and...

Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives

It’s a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries, which works with the aim of catalyzing “a global shift towards environmental justice by strengthening grassroots social...

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)

 International Council of Voluntary Agencies (1962; Geneva; 27 staff; icvanetwork.org) A global network of non-governmental organizations striving to “make humanitarian action more principled and effective.” Consequently, it works “collectively and...

International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF)

A nonprofit educational foundation which “acts as secretariat to the leadership of the bipartisan U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus.” ICCF “advances leadership in international conservation through public and private partnerships,...

Association for Fire Ecology

An organization “of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education.” Aims to “play a key role in wildland fire and fire ecology research, education, management, and policy, to...

Race for Water

Race for Water (2010; Lausanne; 12 staff; raceforwater.org) An “organisation dedicated to the preservation of water and the oceans” through investigation in the field and with scientific experts to alert decision makers and raise awareness capable to...

International Studies Association

International Studies Association (1959; Storrs, United States; 16 staff; isanet.org) The International Studies Association is an interdisciplinary association dedicated to understanding international, transnational and global affairs. It gathers academics,...

Association Africa 21

A think tank “working for the promotion and implementation of sustainable development, and in particular of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”Its “structure targets all African actors or those having an action or an interest in...

Brighter Green

Brighter Green (2009; New York; 9 staff; brightergreen.org) A non-profit policy action tank aiming “to raise awareness and encourage dialogue on issues that span the environment, animals and sustainable development.” It works in the U.S. and...

Foundation for Environment Education (FEE)

Foundation for Environment Education (FEE)(1981; Copenhagen; 52 staff; fee.global) An environmental education organisation present in 77 countries that through its five programmes aims to “empower people to take meaningful and purposeful action to help create a...

TAP Network

An international coalition and network “of civil society organizations (CSOs) working together to advance SDG16+ to promote peace, justice, and inclusive societies, and to help enhance accountability for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the...

Foundation for Deep Ecology

Is a foundation dedicated “to supporting education and advocacy on behalf of wild Nature.” It accomplishes its mission through “publications, grantmaking, and support of campaigns on particular issues affecting the future of nature and people.”...

Biovision Foundation

Biovision Foundation (1998; Zurich; 55 staff; biovision.ch) A charitable organization that works to combat hunger and poverty. It is committed to “the dissemination and application of ecological methods that sustainably improve living conditions in Africa whilst...

Bioregional Development Group (Bioregional)

Bioregional (1992; London; 49 staff; bioregional.com) An organization working “with partners to create better places for people to live, work and do business.” It provides “advisory services to companies, public sector bodies and property development...

START

START (1992; Boulder, CO; 17 staff; start.org) An organization dedicated “to strengthen capacities for global environmental change science in Africa and Asia that addresses critical sustainability challenges.” Their programs and partnerships provide...

Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE)

A fiscal sponsor dedicated to “empower, encourage, and catalyze projects so that we can collaborate and facilitate progressive change in areas of social and environmental justice”. Their projects provide “constructive innovations at grassroots levels...

Regions4 Sustainable Development

A regional grouping organization “established in 2002 at the World Summit in Johannesburg as the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development – nrg4SD. In 2019, it became Regions4, and now represents 41 regional governments from 21 countries in 4...

Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW)

Southern Africa Resource Watch (2007; Johannesburg; 7 staff; sarwatch.co.za) An independent watchdog institution working towards “monitor corporate state conduct in the extraction and beneficiation of natural resources in Southern Africa and assesses to what...

Emissions Gap Report 2021

(UNEP & UNEP DTU Partnership, October 2021, 112p, full report) This edition of the Emissions Gap Report 2021 shows that national climate pledges and other mitigation measures will direct the world towards a global temperature rise of 2.7°C by the end of the...

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

A network of 30+ NGOs that aims to “protect the Antarctic and Southern Ocean’s unique and vulnerable ecosystems by providing the unified voice of the NGO community.” It plays a special role as the representative of the global conservation community on...

Ag Innovations

Ag Innovations (1999; Sebastopol CA; 8 staff; aginnovations.org) A non-profit  with the mission to “convene dynamic leadership collaborations that create innovation for a food system that realizes society’s shared best hopes for the future.” Their...

Plastic Change

An international organisation that “works with research, education, political and public campaigns to raise awareness about the growing plastic pollution in the oceans and the water environment.” Publications: Documentation Solutions Selected reports...

Health and Environment Alliance

Is a nonprofit organization “addressing how the environment affects human health in the European Union (EU) and beyond.” It works to “shape laws and policies that promote planetary and human health, protect those most affected by pollution, and raise awareness on the...

New World Hope Organisation (NWHO)

A non-profit organization “engaged in humanitarian, environmental and participatory development and sustainability” by “promoting sustainable economic and social development, strengthening the well-being of people specially women, children, senior...

The Lancet COVID-19 Commission

The Commission seeks “to help speed up global, equitable, and lasting solutions to the pandemic.”  A key aim is to enhance “awareness and adoption worldwide of successful strategies to suppress transmission.” It also seeks to “meet the dire and pressing needs of...

Munich Environmental Institute

Is a citizen-based organization “with the objective of investigating and reducing environmental pollution as a whole.” Since its founding, “independent measurements of the cesium content in food are regularly conducted and the results are...

Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk

Is a center affiliated with Penn State University’s Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science. It aims at making the most out of every input and forecast related to weather or climate to prevent and manage environmental risks. In order to do so, it relies on...

Center on Global Energy Policy

Is a research center located within the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. It conducts “policy-relevant research, convenes energy leaders, and trains the next generation of energy thought leaders and policy executives” in order to...

International Seed Federation

An international network of the global seed industry whose “mission is to create the best environment for the global movement of seed and promote plant breeding and innovation in seed. This dual mission reflects ISF’s 94-year history of seed trade and...

International Hydropower Association

International Hydropower Association (1995; London; 43 staff; hydropower.org) A non-profit membership association which mission “is to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in renewable energy systems, responsible...

World Justice Project

An independent, multidisciplinary organization working to create knowledge, build awareness and stimulate action to advance the rule of law worldwide. It works to: Support research on the meaning and measurement of the rule of law, and its role in economic,...

International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)

A global fertilizer association with “more than 400 members in some 70 countries and a mission to promote efficient and responsible production, distribution and use of plant nutrients.” Among its members “include fertilizer producers, traders and...

International Dairy Federation

International Dairy Federation (1903; Brussels; 50 staff; fil-idf.org) An international “source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. IDF represents over 75% of current total milk production worldwide.” Its...

Climeworks

They aim to be “climate positive and do our part in reversing climate change”. They market their captured CO2 as an industrial product, and also invite individuals to purchase a kind of carbon credit: injecting CO2 into basaltic rock formations in Iceland...

Carbon Engineering

Carbon Engineering (2009; Squamish, BC; 16 staff; carbonengineering.com) This company has a proof-of-concept plant in Squamish, British Columbia, that can directly capture 1 ton of carbon from ambient air. Their goal is to have this first plant ignite an industry by...

Worldometer

A portal containing live “world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.” It aims to make “world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide...

Children & Nature Network

The nonprofit organization leads “a global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children and natural places can thrive.” It strives for a world “in which all children play, learn and grow with nature in their everyday lives” by “investing in...

International Council on Mining and Metals – ICMM

International Council on Mining and Metals (2001; London; 45 staff; icmm.com) An international organization “dedicated to a safe, fair and sustainable mining and metals industry.” Gathers “28 mining and metals companies and over 35 regional and...

Cambodian Development Research Institute

Cambodian Development Research Institute (2000; Phnom Penh; 44 staff; cdri.org.kh) A research center working “to produce independent, objective, high-quality policy-relevant development research, to maximise its accessibility to policymakers, influencers...

Commission for Environmental Cooperation

Commission for Environmental Cooperation (1994, Montreal; 35 staff; cec.org) An element of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which included a commitment that liberalization of trade and economic growth in North America would be accompanied by effective...

The Marion Institute

Is an organization engaged with “individuals and communities in a bioregulatory approach to whole-body health.” It educates and empowers community health “by supporting, connecting, and applying the science of self-healing.” Work areas:...

CIDRAP

Is a research center “addressing public health preparedness and emerging infectious disease response.” Thus, it “works to prevent illness and death from targeted infectious disease threats through research and the translation of scientific...

World Energy Outlook 2021

World Energy Outlook 2021 (International Energy Agency/IEA, Paris, October, 2021) Since 1998, International Energy Agency’s yearly flagship WEO publication has provided reliable, scientifically-backed “insights into global energy supply and demand”...

Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air

A research organisation “revealing the trends, causes, health impacts and solutions to air pollution”. It uses “scientific data, research and evidence to support the efforts of governments, companies and campaigning organizations worldwide in their...

Whither the Arctic Ocean?

This multi- and transdisciplinary report/book dives into the vast pool of knowledge surrounding the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean and the continents around it. It explores the different but often complementary perspectives by “leading...

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

Is a partnership between public, private, philanthropic, and civil organisations that aims to prevent and contain infectious disease epidemics. It collects donations to finance research projects focused on developing vaccines against emerging infectious diseases with...

EcoHealth Alliance

It is an international environmental “health nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and public health from the emergence of disease.” Thus, its specialized scientists conduct “field research and develop tools to protect the health of the planet,...

World Vision International

A worldwide faith-based organization, with 80 international offices. It works with “communities, donors, partners, and governments to create opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children … even in the toughest places.” Areas of Work: Child protection...

Caritas Internationalis

A catholic confederation with over 160 members who are working at the grassroots in almost every country of the world. It calls itself “the helping hand of the Church” that tries to “build a world based on justice and fraternal love.” They are...

International Bridges to Justice

A non-governmental organization which works towards increasing access to justice. It “is dedicated to protecting the basic legal rights of individuals in developing countries”. In particular, it “works to guarantee all individuals the right to...

Institute of Strategic & International Studies

Institute of Strategic & International Studies (1983; Kuala Lumpur; 35 staff; isis.org.my) The autonomous and non-profit organisation in Malaysia, which is engaged in objective and independent policy research. It “has a diverse research focus, which includes...

World Health Organization (WHO)

Major UN agency concerned with disease and public health promotion; WHO operates 150 country offices in six different regions, researching and working on communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases, environmental health, lifestyles, trauma care, emergency health...

Sphere

Sphere (1997; Geneva; 7 staff; spherestandards.org) Is a non-profit organization acting as the “successor of the Sphere Project, a time-bound initiative of multiple humanitarian agencies.” It created a Humanitarian Charter as well as a widely known...

International Society of Doctors for the Environment

Is an “independent, non-profit, non-governmental, environmental organization of medical doctors working to defend the environment both locally and globally.” It strives to “prevent numerous illnesses, ensure the necessary conditions for health, and...

Fondacion Botnar

It is philanthropic foundation “with the core purpose of improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in growing urban environments around the world” with a specific focus on those living in secondary cities. It goes beyond “conventional grantmaking...

Center for Health Security

The Center works to protect people’s health from the consequences of epidemics and disasters and to make communities more resilient to major challenges. The Center advance policies and practice addressing a range of challenges, including the global rise in...

BRICS Policy Center

BRICS Policy Center (2011; Rio de Janeiro; 37 staff; bricspolicycenter) A think tank affiliated “to the Institute of International Relations of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).” Its research areas are...

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (2001; Tokyo; 10 staff; rieti.go.jp) A policy think tank dedicated “to conduct theoretical and empirical research, maximize synergies with those engaged in policymaking, and to make policy proposals based on...

Outbreak Observatory

An initiative of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, its goal is to improve the sharing of operational knowledge around disease preparedness and responses, and support local practitioners’ capacity to document and publish pertinent findings related to health...

The Water Institute at UNC

The Water Institute at UNC (2010; Chapel Hill; 11 staff; waterinstitute.unc.edu) A research institute that aims “to provide global academic leadership for economically, environmentally, socially, and technically sustainable management of water, sanitation, and...

EAT Foundation

EAT Foundation (2016; Stockholm; 23 staff; eatforum.org) A non-profit founded by the Stordalen Foundation, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Welcome Trust “to catalyze a food system transformation” to feed a growing global population with healthy food. The three...

Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis

A research center dedicated to Botswana’s “national policy formulation landscape and its mandate is defined by the following five elements: Economic research and policy analysis; institutional capacity building; professional training; networking and public...

Climate for Health

Founded by EcoAmerica, it is a national network  of 44 health leaders across America. It aims to create climate solutions by addressing a clean energy future, an improvement in people’s health, building shared, sustainable prosperity, and preparing for harmful...

Center for Environmental Economics Research & Consultancy

Center for Environmental Economics Research & Consultancy (2008; Tena, Ghana; 8 staff; eerac.org) It aims to address the specific research needs within the fields of environment and development economics, and to improve research capacity in GHANA and sub-Sahara...

Population Services International

Is a nonprofit international health organization working with both public and private sectors to “bring quality healthcare closer to those who need it most.” It markets “affordable products and services” to help “people in the developing world lead healthier lives and...

Population Health Research Institute

Is an international health research institute with a “multidisciplinary team of world-class scientists and research support teams.” It examines ”biological and genetic determinants of health, as well as social, environmental and policy factors” with a focus on “the...

Institute for Advanced Studies

Institute for Advanced Studies (1963; Vienna; 187 staff; ihs.ac.at) A independent post-university research center that “develops research questions in dialogue with policy-makers as well as among the academic world and delivers answers that are relevant to both...

United States Climate Alliance

The U.S. Climate Alliance states are committed to taking “real, impactful, on-the-ground action that urgently addresses the climate challenge.” In becoming an Alliance member, “states commit to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping...

Economic Policy Research Centre

An autonomous not-for-profit organization dedicated to “fill fundamental voids in economics research, policy analysis, and capacity building for effective in-country contributions to Uganda’s policy processes.” To achieve this provides...

Center for a Livable Future

Operates out of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, from the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. It works with students, educators, researchers, policymakers, advocacy organizations and communities to build a healthier, more equitable...

C-Change

Formerly the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard’s Center for the Environment (1996-2018). The re-oriented organization translates “innovative research from faculty and students across the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to inform...

Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies

Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies (2010; Belgrade; 19 staff; clds.rs) A think tank elaborating and publishing “public policy proposals and organizes seminars and lectures on topical policy issues as part of its mission to influence the public policy issues...

FXB International

It is an non-governmental organization that “has been fighting against extreme poverty for over 30 years.” It strives to “bring about lasting change in the countries where it operates in order to eradicate extreme poverty and promote social...

Center for Biological Diversity

Is a nonprofit environmental activist and legal advocacy organization known for working through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species hovering on the brink of extinction. Its strategy consists of filing “relentless lawsuits” seeking...

Health Care Without Harm

Is an “international nongovernmental organization that works to transform health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability, and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.”...

IMANI Center for Policy and Education

A think tank working to influence the policy environment by “putting out objective, independent analysis and critique on many issues, using tried and tested techniques that apply across different disciplines.” They are trying to shape the “national,...

Child Family Health International

Is a UN-recognized non-profit non-governmental organization providing global health education programs for health science students and institutions. It fosters reciprocal partnerships and empowerment in local communities thus transforming perspectives about self,...

Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions

Makes use of the abundance of expertise and experience at the University of Arizona in order to link decision-making, the information needs of managers, and science in its continuous efforts to support sound management choices in the context of global change. CCASS...

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

Is an organization that “fights for strong chemical policy, works with retailers to phase out hazardous chemicals, and educates the public about ways to protect families from toxic chemicals.” To this end, it works with “hundreds of organizations and...

Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign Relations (1921, New York; ~225 staff; 4,900+ Members; cfr.org) CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives,...

World Meteorological Organization

World Meteorological Organization (1873; Geneva, 200 Staff; public.wmo.int/en) WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to fostering international cooperation and coordination on the state and behavior of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with...

Center for Climate Change Communication

Works in tight cooperation with Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. It focuses on climate change communication and education. Their mission is to “develop and apply social science insights to help society make informed decisions that will stabilize the...

Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Is a research center developing “practical solutions to environmental and health problems.” It “helps to advance fundamental changes that lead to a safer and more secure world.” Work areas: Health Cancer Free Economy Chemicals Materials Products Energy and...

Clean Air Task Force

It is an environmental organization working to come up with practical solutions to climate problems. It aims to “meet the world’s rising energy demand in a way that is financially, socially and environmentally sustainable.” CATF strives to “push the change in...

Economics Institute

A scientific research and advisory organization that “combines tradition, resources and references of the two institutes: Economics Institute and Institute of Industrial Economics”, currently conducting scientific research activities of common interest....

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

It works to “better understand our natural world and help protect its precious resources extends beyond national borders to monitor global weather and climate, and work with partners around the world.” This is so that they can “predict changes in...

German Institute for Economic Research

A economic research institute involved in the analysis of the economic and social aspects of topical issues, with it’s “core mandates being applied economic research and economic policy as well as provision of research infrastructure.” The institute...

Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE)

A research and policy center on economic development in low- and middle income countries, with a particular emphasis on transition in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe. It has a focus on transition and development economics that aims “to...

Our Common Agenda: Report of the Secretary-General

(United Nations, Sept 2021, 84p, full report) Antonio Guterres begins by stating that “We are at an inflection point in history,” with COVID-19 upending unending our world, threatening our health, destroying livelihoods, and deepening inequality. Six action areas are...

Geneva Environment Network

Geneva Environment Network (1999; Geneva; 6 staff; genevaenvironmentnetwork.org) It provides a “forum for the exchange of ideas and for the development of synergies between projects.” It “raises public awareness of global environmental problems and...

Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development

A non-profit committed to strengthening environmental law and addressing short-lived climate pollutants. Seeks “to promote just and sustainable societies and to protect the environment by advancing the understanding, development, and implementation of effective,...

Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS)

Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS)(1945; Calgary; 13 staff; aina.ucalgary.ca/astis) It is Canada’s first and longest-lived Arctic research institute. Their mandate is to “advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic...

Global Goals Directory

An initiative focused on accelerating the progress of “the UN Sustainable Development Goals by supporting and facilitating collaboration and partnerships between non-profit organizations, private companies, think tanks, universities, and governments.” They...

Biolite

A startup that develops and manufactures off-grid energy products for both the outdoor recreational industry and emerging markets. The company is most well known for their wood-burning stoves, which utilize thermoelectric technology to produce usable electricity from...

Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD)

Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) (2011; Baku; 11 staff; cesd.az) A think tank in Azerbaijan dedicated to promoting “research and analysis into domestic economic and social issues for the purpose to positively influence the public policy...

Climate Action Tracker

An “independent scientific analysis provider” formed as a result of the “collaboration between two organizations, Climate Analytics and NewClimate Institute.” It tracks government climate action and measures it against the globally agreed Paris Agreement aim of...

Institute for Research on Public Policy

Institute for Research on Public Policy (1972: Montreal; 20 staff; irpp.org) An independent, national, no-profit organisation which aims “to improve public policy in Canada by generating research, providing insight and informing debate on current and emerging...

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

The CCCCC claims to be the only regional institution established specifically to address the impacts of Climate Change. It is affiliated with the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) and operates as one of its agencies. Its main purpose is to support the...

Environmental Integrity Project

Advocates for effective enforcement of environmental laws and staffed by former EPA enforcement attorneys, public interest lawyers, analysts, investigators, and community organizers. They act as a “watchdog ” to help ” help level the playing field by...

Center for Global Change Science

Builds on existing programs of research and education in the Schools of Science and Engineering at MIT, in order to better understand the natural mechanisms underlying the ocean, atmosphere and land systems that together control the Earth’s climate. CGCS combines...

Breakthrough Institute

It is a “global research center that identifies and promotes technological solutions to environmental and human development challenges.” The institute aims to “accelerate the transition to a future where all the world’s inhabitants can enjoy...

BC3-Basque Center for Climate Change

A research center that focuses on the causes and consequences of climate change.  Their goal is to “produce multidisciplinary knowledge to support decision making towards sustainable development at the international level.” They manage over 90 projects,...

Asia Society Policy Institute

Asia Society Policy Institute (1956; New York, Washington; 11 staff, 9 fellows; asiasociety.org) It’s overall objective is to “navigate shared futures for Asia and the world across policy, arts and culture, education, sustainability, business, and...

Clean Air Council

It “supports clean air efforts in the Mid-Atlantic Region through related sustainability and public health initiatives, using public education, community action, government oversight, and enforcement of environmental laws”. The council was instrumental in...

Stockholm Environment Institute

Stockholm Environment Institute(1989; Stockholm; 180 staff; www.sei.org) Is a non-profit independent research and policy institution working on sustainable development and environmental issues by connecting “science and decision-making to develop solutions for a...

Center for Arctic Security and Resilience

Center for Arctic Security and Resilience (2020; University of Alaska-Fairbanks; 14 staff; uaf.edu/casr) A center that provides expertise on “Arctic issues involving U.S. national security, national defense, military, homeland defense, and homeland...

German Development Institute

German Development Institute (1964; Bonn; 142 staff; die-gdi.de) An interdisciplinary research and policy advisory organization that supports a global public welfare policy geared towards the concept of sustainable development through multidisciplinary research,...

Centre for International Governance Innovation

An “independent, non-partisan think tank whose peer-reviewed research and trusted analysis influence policy makers to innovate.” CIGI “addresses significant global issues at the intersection of technology and international governance.” It strives to “improve people’s...

Centre for International Policy Studies

Centre for International Policy Studies (2007: Ottawa; 8 staff; cips-cepi.ca) A research hub for international affairs research and debate in Canada. It disseminates information “about contemporary global issues as well as international policy issues in...

Solve’s Global Challenges

Solve’s Global Challenges (2015; Cambridge, United States; 28 staff; solve.mit.edu) An initiative of MIT “that advances lasting solutions from tech entrepreneurs to address the world’s most pressing problems.” Each year, it issues “four Global...

Vaccine Confidence Project

An interdisciplinary research group at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine specializing in public perceptions about vaccinations. Its purpose is “to monitor public confidence in immunization programs by building an information surveillance...

Cap-Net

The UNEP program for Capacity Development in Sustainable Water Management includes 23 affiliated networks & 1000 member organizations. They are mostly engaged in capacity development of professionals in public and private organizations, as well as sharing...

FIA Foundation

The international foundation undertakes “research into public policy issues relating to the automobile’s interaction with society.” Their aim is to “ensure ‘Safe, Clean, Fair and Green’ mobility for all, playing our part to ensure a sustainable...

Security Council Report

An independent organization that provides reliable information about the United Nations Security Council and its subsidiary bodies with the aim of “advancing the transparency and effectiveness of their decision-making.” Consequently, it encourages the...

Belmont Forum

Belmont Forum (2009; Paris; 5 secretariat staff; belmontforum.org) A group of high-level representatives from agencies and organizations funding global environmental change research, “Delivering knowledge to support human action and adaptation to global environmental...

Center for Environment, Economy and Society

Center for Environment, Economy, and Society (CEES) (2006; NY; 7 staff; cees.columbia.edu) Founded within the Columbia University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, this center operates based on the firm belief that local environments, economies, and societies are...

Rivers Without Borders

Formerly known as the Transboundary Watershed Alliance, a network of Canadian and U.S. member organizations it is now an independent organization. They are coordinating efforts on regional environmental, indigenous rights and sustainability issues in Alaska and...

Research and Degrowth

An “academic association dedicated to research, awareness-raising, and events organization around the topic of degrowth.” R&D “supports and aims to maintain a diversity of degrowth strategies for achieving social equity and ecological sustainability.” It “strives...

Atlantic Council

Atlantic Council (1961; Washington; 157 staff; atlanticcouncil.org) An American Atlanticist think tank in the field of international affairs, which “provides a forum for international political, business, and intellectual leaders,” managing ten regional...

Mothers’ Service Society

An organization founded “with a view to studying and applying the basic laws of human development based on the theory of creation and evolution of consciousness propounded by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.” Its “activities now include applications to social...

Climate Council

Is an independent Australian non-profit organization that was founded thanks to crowdfunding in response to the abolition of the Climate Commission by the Australian federal government. CC “promotes climate solutions such as the transition to renewables” By providing...

UN Principles for Responsible Investment

An investor initiative “in partnership with UNEP FI and the UN Global Compact.” Supported by the United Nations, the PRI has become a “leading network for investors demonstrating their commitment to responsible ownership and long-term, sustainable returns.” It strives...

Pew Charitable Trusts

An organization that “uses data to make a difference.” Focuses on “serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results.” Collaborates with “a diverse range of...

Interfaith Power & Light

Interfaith Power & Light(2000; Oakland, CA; 11 staff; interfaithpowerandlight.org) A national nonprofit organization that works “with 40 state affiliates and 22,000 congregations in all 50 states to model energy stewardship in their communities.” IPL...

Green Pages

An organization that “provides a local and global directory of products that are accredited to be environmentally friendly, fair trade, and/or organic.” The platform enables consumers to “locate the nearest store where these products are available, anywhere in the...

GreenFaith

GreenFaith (1992; New York; 29 staff; greenfaith.org) An organization that “strives to build a worldwide, multi-faith climate and the environmental movement.” Its members strive to “create communities to transform themselves, their spiritual institutions, and society...

Global Citizen

An “advocacy organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030.” It “encourages people to learn and take action on its platform; those actions apply pressure on world leaders to make commitments around the issues associated with extreme poverty: gender...

Franciscan Action Network

Franciscan Action Network(2008; Washington; 6 staff; franciscanaction.org) A “grassroots, faith-based civic engagement organization with a growing national base of organizations and persons who are inspired by the witness and example of St. Francis and St. Clare of...

National Cyber Security Alliance

An organization that aims to “educate and empower global digital society to use the internet safely and securely.” Consequently, it “focuses industry efforts to create behavior change” through partnerships and knowledge dissemination on...

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency

An organization that leads the “national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the United States’ physical and cyber infrastructure.” It works with “partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborates to build more secure and...

Wild Welfare

A UK registered charity “working globally to improve welfare for wild animals living in captivity.” It is the “first captive wild animal charity that is solely focused on improving welfare standards by uniting animal welfare NGOs and captive wildlife...

Sustainable Prosperity

Sustainable Prosperity (2008; Bonn; 21 staff; sustainable-prosperity.eu) The project aims to facilitate sustainable prosperity in Europe by working to “liberate economic and political stability from the need of continuous economic growth.” Their website...

INTERPOL Innovation Centre

Interpol Innovation Centre (2013; Singapore; interpol.int) It “aims to research, develop and implement the latest tools and approaches to fight international crime”, bringing  “academics, analysts, law enforcement officers and specialists”...

Global Sustainability Solutions (Sri Lanka)

Global Sustainability Solutions (1991; Sri Lanka; glossolutions.org) It works to “facilitate multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary partnerships between public-private-peoples organizations to bring out the collective strength to achieve the transformation...

Heartwood

The “regional network protects forests and supports community activism in the eastern United States through education, advocacy, and citizen empowerment.” It was founded when “concerned citizens from several midwestern states each defending their...

World Water Assessment Programme

The UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) commissioned the WWAP to produce a UN system-wide periodic global overview (at first triennial,  now annual) of the status (quantity and quality), use, and management of freshwater resources. Coordinates the work of...

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS)

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS)(1968, Singapore, 87 staff; iseas.edu.sg) A research center dedicated to studying “sociopolitical, security, and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic...

Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (CEBRI)

Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (CEBRI)(1998, Rio de Janeiro, 45 staff; cebri.org) A think tank focused on “developing knowledge and promoting debates on topics concerning international relations.” It seeks to foster dialogue amongst different...

WEEE Forum

WEEE Forum (2002; Brussels; 14 staff; weee-forum.org) An international association of “44 producer responsibility organizations that manage the collection and proper recycling of electrical and electronic waste.” It aims to provide a “platform for...

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)(1996; New Delhi; 17 staff; ipcs.org) A think-tank striving to “develop an alternative framework for peace and security in South Asia and its extended neighborhood.” It aims to bring policy-relevant research...

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

A specialized website designed “to advance the understanding of the coronavirus, inform the public, and brief policymakers to guide response, improve care, and save lives”, reflecting “an interdisciplinary collaboration between several groups at...

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)(1961, Henlsinki, 59 staff; fiia.fi) A research institute dedicated “to producing high-quality, topical information on international relations and the EU.” Consequently, it “conducts research,...

Gulf Research Center (GRC)

Gulf Research Center (GRC)(2000; Jeddah; 43 staff; grc.net) A nonprofit think tank that conducts “research on a range of issues relating to the Gulf region.” It aims “to conduct scholarly, high-quality research on all aspects of the wider strategic...

Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)

Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)(1938, Stockholm, 74 staff; ui.se) An independent institute and non-profit Swedish organization dedicated to “monitoring and analyzing the world.” It “strives to create an open conversation about a...

Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA)

Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA)(1924, Canberra, 85 staff; internationalaffairs.org.au) An independent, non-profit organization striving to “promote interest in and understanding of international affairs in Australia.” Particularly, it...

China Institute of International Studies (CIIS)

A professional research institute administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. It focuses on issues related to “global politics and economics.” Furthermore, it strives to “facilitate the decision-making...

Prague Security Studies Institute

Prague Security Studies Institute(2002; Prague; 21 staff; pssi.cz) A non-profit and non-governmental organization working “to identify and analyze foreign policy and security-related issues worldwide.” It proposes practical and prudent policies in order to...

Institute for Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS)

Institute for Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS)(1996, Singapore, 19 staff; rsis.edu.sg) An autonomous research institute created “to conduct research on geopolitical developments in the Asia-Pacific region.” It also strives to promote greater...

Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)

Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS)(1960, Shanghai, 106 staff; siis.org.cn) A government-affiliated think tank “dedicated to informing government decision-making by conducting policy-oriented studies in world politics, economics, foreign policy,...

International Whaling Commission

The IWC was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling in order to “provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry.” Select Publications: Biennial Reports of...

Regional Centre for Strategic Studies

Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (1992; Colombo, Sri Lanka; 8 staff; rcss.org) An independent, non-profit and non-governmental South Asian think tank. It encourages research, dialogue, networking and deliberation on a broad range of conventional and...

Aidenvironment

The not-for-profit values-driven consultancy provides services and research on sustainable production and trade. The consultancy provides strategic capacity, extensive on-the-ground experience and transparent methods to make an impact in its field. Selected Projects:...

Costs of War Project

Its aim is to research and bring awareness about the cost of the various American-led wars and counterterrorism efforts since 9/11, including “their human, economic, and political costs,” and help “foster better informed public policies.” The nonpartisan research...

Investor Environmental Health Network

Is a program of Clean Production Action and a “membership-based, investor collaborative that promotes the use of safer chemicals to enhance shareholder value, public health, and the environment.” IEHN’s members use “direct corporate engagement...

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)(1996; Warsaw; 52 staff; pism.pl) A think tank that conducts policy-focused research, provides “advice to all branches of government, and contributes to wider debates on international relations in Europe and...

Center for Strategic Studies (CSS)

Center for Strategic Studies (CSS)(1984, Amman, Jordan; 13 staff; jcss.org) An academic center conducting “studies on the political, military, economic, and social issues of interest to Jordan and the Arab world.” It is particularly interested in...

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)(2001; Canberra; 78 staff; aspi.org.au) A policy institute providing “fresh ideas on Australia’s defense and strategic policy choices.” ASPI is charged with the task of “informing the public on...

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Council on Foreign Relations(2007, Berlin, 148 staff; ecfr.eu) A think-tank working to conduct “cutting-edge independent research on European foreign and security policy and to provide a safe meeting space for decision-makers, activists and...

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

One of the few scientific institutions in the world that is equally active in the Arctic and Antarctic. It coordinates German polar research efforts, while also conducting research in the North Sea and adjacent coastal regions in Germany. The institution collaborates...

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

An independent research institution for international studies carrying out “research and analysis on a wide range of issues within the areas of globalization, security, and development.” It publishes “in high-ranking academic journals, always...

Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)(1934, Milan, 207 staff; ispionline.it) A think tank dedicated to the study of international dynamics. IT combines its “research activities with a significant commitment to training, conferences, and activities...

German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

A think tank committed to “fostering impactful foreign and security policy on a German and European level.” It promotes “democracy, peace, and the rule of law.” Furthermore, DGAP provides action-oriented “strategic advice based on foreign...

Arab Forum for Environment and Development

To advance prudent environmental policies and action in the Arab countries based on science and awareness. The nature of the environmental problem requires strengthening civil society groups, harmonizing national efforts, and seeking regional and global cooperation....

Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)(1959; Tokyo; 64 staff; jiia.or.jp) A specialized think tank that has strives to advance “forward ideas and information analysis by conducting studies and research on Japan’s foreign policy and security as well...

Central and Eastern European Web for Biodiversity

A network of “environmental NGOs working to conserve biodiversity through the promotion of sustainable development.” It has worked “in over 20 countries identifying and changing the drivers behind biodiversity loss, forming standard policies and...

International Committee for Robot Arms Control

Is an NGO, which is composed of “an international committee of experts in robotics technology, artificial intelligence, robot ethics, international relations, international security, arms control, international humanitarian law, human rights law, and public campaigns,...

Modern War Institute

Modern War Institute (2014; New York; 10 staff; mwi.usma.edu) The Modern War Institute “is a national resource within the Dept of Military Instruction that studies recent and on-going conflicts.” It aims to create intellectual capacities to win in a...

Center for Large Landscape Conservation

A research center connecting “ideas, individuals, and institutions to catalyze collaboration and amplify progress towards the imperative of our time: to conserve Earth’s resilient, vital large landscapes.” It aims to be “the hub for large...

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

A non-profit research center that aims to use “the law to protect the environment, promote human health, and ensure a just and sustainable society.” Consequently, it conducts “legal research and advocacy as well as education and training, with a...

Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)

Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) (1989; Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago; 18 staff; canari.org) A regional, technical non-profit organization dedicated “to promoting and facilitating equitable participation and effective collaboration in the...

Good Chance Theatre

An organization that strives to create “new kinds of communities to empower artists from across the world and connect people, stories and cultures through theatre and art.” Consequently, it builds “temporary theatres in areas where expression is...

forumZFD

forumZFD (1996; Cologne; 49 staff; forumzfd.de) An association of “various German peace movements and non-profit organizations aimed at creating and strengthening the instruments of civilian conflict resolution through non-violent means.” It has...

Earth Blox

A tool that harnesses the “exponential growth in satellite data” to offer the “competitive advantage of up-to-date environmental intelligence, without the need to code.” It aims to help its customers “look into all aspects of our...

Earth Overshoot Day

This day is hosted and calculated by the Global Footprint Network, “an international research organization that provides decision-makers with a menu of tools to help the human economy operate within Earth’s ecological limits.” The concept of Earth...

International Federation of Environmental Health

An organization whose full members are “43 National Associations around the globe, representing thousands of professionals working in the area of environmental health and environmental protection.” It works to “disseminate knowledge concerning these...

Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

An organization that seeks to “inform and inspire people to preserve, protect, and restore the Earth community.” It strives to “identify the ecological and justice perspectives that world religions transmit in their scriptures, rituals, and...

Family Planning 2020

Family Planning 2020(2012; Washington; 27 staff; familyplanning2020.org) A “global partnership to empower women and girls by investing in rights-based family planning.” FP2020 has built a “resilient, inclusive, and effective platform that puts...

Praxis Peace Institute

Praxis Peace Institute (2001; Sonoma CA; praxispeace.org) A non-profit organization “dedicated to systemic peace, social and economic justice, environmental sustainability, and informed civic participation.” To achieve this, it provides “cutting-edge...

Feeding 10 Billion

Feeding 10 Billion is a podcast that “explores how the world will eat in 2050.” It focuses on the need to create a sustainable future so that we can “feed all 10 billion of us in a sustainable, healthy and just way, we need to reimagine how we source...

Fish 2.0

A global community bringing “innovators and investors together to grow the sustainable seafood sector.” They have done this “through regional events around the world, the biennial Global Innovators Forum, the Fish 2.0 Connect online hub, and trend...

Happy City

Happy City talks “about the power of urban design and systems to build or break human happiness.” It is an “urban planning, design and architecture consultancy that uses an evidence-based approach to create happier, healthier and more inclusive...

International Security Program (CSIS)

International Security Program (CSIS)(Washington; 235 staff; csis.org) The Center for Strategic & International Studies’s (CSIS) International Security Program aims to “shape American national security with bipartisan, independent, and analytically...

Arctic Portal

Arctic Portal(2006; Akureyri, Iceland; 6 staff; arcticportal.org) A portal that gives a “comprehensive gateway to the Arctic.” It provides access to “news, data, information, and organizations across the Arctic.” AP also facilitates...

UArctic

UArctic (1999; Lapland, Finland; 11 staff; uarctic.org) A network of “universities, colleges, research institutes, and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North.” The University of the Arctic “builds and...

Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network

Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network(2013; Akureyri; 8 staff; arcticiceland.is) An organization that facilitates “cooperation amongst Icelandic public and private organizations, institutions, businesses and bodies involved in Arctic issues – among other things...

The Arctic Institute

The Arctic Institute(2011; Washington; 22 staff; thearcticinstitute.org) An independent non-profit organization that has an international network of researchers. It strives for a world in which “the diverse and complex issues facing Arctic security are...

Global Programme on CyberCrime

The UN Global Programme assists “member States in their struggle against cyber-related crimes through capacity building and technical assistance.” It’s designed to “respond flexibly to identified needs in developing countries by supporting the member states to prevent...

Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security

Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security(2009; Lapland, Iceland; 2 staff; arcticpolitics.com) A “joint network by the University of the Arctic and the Northern Research Forum.” It aims to combine “Studies on Geopolitics and Security Studies then...

European Union Agency for Cybersecurity

The agency is “dedicated to achieving a high common level of cybersecurity across Europe.” It contributes to “EU cyber policy, enhances the trustworthiness of ICT products, services and processes with cybersecurity certification schemes, cooperates...

European Cybercrime Centre

Works to “strengthen the law enforcement response to cybercrime in the EU and thus to help protect European citizens, businesses and governments from online crime.” It has been “involved in tens of high-profile operations and hundreds of on-the-spot...

The National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency (2013; London; 976 staff; nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk) Works to build an “intelligence picture of serious and organized crime threats, relentlessly pursuing the most serious and dangerous offenders and developing and delivering...

Anti-Phishing Working Group

An international coalition, which unifies the “global response to cybercrime across industry, government and law-enforcement sectors and NGO communities.” The group focuses on “eliminating the identity theft and fraud that result from the growing...

Climate Refugees

An independent, non-profit and created to bring attention and action to help people displaced across borders as a result of climate change. The organization defends the rights of people that are “displaced internally and across borders as a result of climate...

Migration Data Portal

The Portal aims to serve as a unique access point to timely, comprehensive migration statistics and reliable information about migration data globally. It is designed to “help policy makers, national statistics officers, journalists and the general public...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(1970; Washington, DC; 14k staff; epa.gov) An independent executive agency of the U.S. government working on environmental protection issues. It strives to ensure that “all Americans have clean air, land and water.”...

Sustainability Academy

Sustainability Academy (sustainability-academy.org) It is a global initiative that aims to “offer affordable specialized online education and coaching in the field of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility.” The Academy is sponsored by the Centre for...

Network for Business Sustainability

It focuses on “making business more sustainable” by “sharing evidence-based guidance for business leaders thinking ahead.” They have a global membership, which drives their impact. They also “facilitate a community of 170+ sustainability...

Biofuelwatch

It provides information, advocacy, and campaigning in relation to the impact of large-scale industrial bioenergy. In the UK it focuses on biofuel and biomass electricity. They aim to advance the education and raise awareness of the public of large-scale bioenergy as...

Carbon Literacy Project

The collaborative project involves people and organisations from all sectors. They work together and contribute time, materials and funding to advance understanding and action on climate change. It offers Carbon Literacy learning, covering – climate change, carbon...

World Environment Center

An independent, global, non-profit, non-advocacy organization funded with a grant from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It works to advance “sustainable development through the business practices of member companies and in partnership with...

BBVA Foundation

An organization that “expresses the corporate social responsibility of the BBVA Group, in particular, its commitment to the advancement of the societies where it conducts its business activity.” Consequently, it “designs, develops and funds research...

Ørsted

Ørsted is a Danish multinational power company. Previously known as DONG Energy, the company adopted its current name on 6 November 2017. As the largest energy company in Denmark, it focuses on offshore wind farms, bioenergy, and waste-to-energy solutions. It has wind...

SDG Academy

SDG Academy (2016; New York; 9 staff; sdgacademy.org) A SDSN’s flagship education initiative. It “creates and curates free, graduate-level courses for students around the world on sustainable development and the fundamental challenges facing our world.” This “massive...

Rainforest Partnership

An environmental organization that strives to “protect and regenerate tropical rainforests by working with the people of the forests to develop sustainable livelihoods that empower and respect both people and nature through its projects.” Consequently, it...

Prototype 2030

It’s an international design collective, which is “united in the belief that the climate solutions we need can become much more attractive – and will therefore be adopted more rapidly – if design thinking is applied right from their...

The Center for Coalfield Justice

The Center for Coalfield Justice (2007; Washington; staff 10; coalfieldjustice.org) It began as the “Tri-State Citizens Mining Network”, which was launched back in 1994, by people concerned about the effects coal mining had on communities and the environment. In 2007,...

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs(1991; New York/Geneva; 1323 staff; unocha.org) The part of the UN that is responsible for “bringing humanitarians together to effectively respond to emergencies.” It aims to “mobilize and coordinate...

Nonviolent Peaceforce

Nonviolent Peaceforce(2002; Geneva; 230 staff; nonviolentpeaceforce.org) An international nongovernmental organization that strives to “protect civilians in violent conflicts through unarmed strategies.” It works on building “peace side by side with...

New Urban Mobility Alliance

An alliance organization of “cities, NGOs, companies, mobility service operators, community advocates from diverse sectors and more from around the globe.” It strives to “leverage the momentum of significant revolutions in mobility to target urban...

Amazon Watch

A nonprofit organization working to “protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. It partners up with “indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability, and the...

PATRIR

PATRIR (2001; Romania; 33 staff; patrir.ro) The Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) works on “peacebuilding, peace support operations, prevention, post-war stabilization, and peace consolidation.” It partners up with...

openDemocracy

An independent global media organization that seeks to “educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world” through the “reporting and analysis of social and political issues.” It publishes “up to 60...

African Union

African Union (2002; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; au.int) The successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). It was the outcome of a “consensus by African leaders that in order to realise Africa’s potential, there was a need to refocus attention from...

The Green Web Foundation

They work to give us a “healthy and sustainable internet.” They focus on “representing the needs of smaller and medium size organizations online, and actively building a professional community around the idea of an internet that is green, open and...

World Law Forum

An independent and international community of change-makers committed to promoting the rule of law and “transforming the world through legal reform.” Consequently, it strives to reduce the “disparity between communities, increase access to justice,...

Asylum Access

An international nonprofit organization that aims to create “a world where refugees everywhere can live safely, move freely, work, attend school and rebuild their lives.” Consequently, it advocates for a “response to forced displacement that honors...

PeaceNexus Foundation

A consulting foundation envisioning “a world in which governments, civil society organizations and businesses contribute to developing inclusive and peaceful societies, including through collective efforts to develop solutions and build trust.” It supports...

Biopolitics International Organisation

Biopolitics International Organisation (1985; Athens; biopolitics.gr) It aims to “raise awareness of environmental problems, and to accelerate the implementation of new and more effective approaches to safeguarding the earth for the generations to come.”...

Swisspeace

Swisspeace (1988; Switzerland; 69 staff; swisspeace.ch) A “practice and research institute dedicated to advancing effective peacebuilding.” It “aims to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation by analyzing the...

Energy Justice Network

A non-profit organization empowering grassroots movements “through various tools, including community organizing support and advice, student organizing, and network-building.” It also conducts “research on corporations, policies and technologies,...

Department of Peace Operations

Department of Peace Operations (1992; New York; 7 staff; peacekeeping.un.org) This UN Department “provides political and executive direction to UN peacekeeping operations around the world.” It “works to integrate the efforts of UN, governmental and...

Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (2019; New York; 500 staff; dppa.un.org) A United Nations department playing “a central role in United Nations efforts to prevent deadly conflict and build sustainable peace around the world.” It works to...

Deep Isolation

A nuclear waste disposal company that prioritizes “environmental protection and community partnerships.” It proposes directional drilling technology to manage nuclear waste by “isolating nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in horizontal...

OneVoice Movement

OneVoice Movement (2006; New York; 8 staff; onevoicemovement.org) It is the flagship program of the PeaceWorks Foundation. It supports “grassroots efforts to bring about a just and negotiated solution to the conflict in Israel and Palestine.” It approaches...

Movimiento por la Paz

An NGO formed by people who work for the construction of peace, the defense of human rights and social justice in Spain and in the 11 countries in which it operates. Focus Areas: Human Rights Violence Prevention Peace Education Migration Awareness raising and...

One Planet Network

A “global multi-stakeholder partnership comprising national and local governments, civil society, businesses, scientific and technical international organizations.” It sets the agenda and raises consciousness on sustainable consumption and production and...

War Resisters International

War Resisters International (1921; London; 7 staff; wri-irg.org) A “global anti-militarist and pacifist network” with more than 80 member organizations in 40 countries. It supports and connects those “who refuse to take part in the war, and who use...

Institute for Climate and Society

A philanthropic organization promoting “prosperity, justice, and low-carbon development in Brazil.” It designs action plans to catch climate issues from a social lens by acting “as a bridge between international and national funders as well as local...

Kofi Annan Foundation

A foundation working “closely with partners from international and regional organizations, foundations, universities and civil society” towards a more peaceful world. Consequently, it strives to channel “expertise, convene all stakeholders around the...

KAICIID

KAICIID (2012; Vienna; 73 staff; kaiciid.org) An intergovernmental organization promoting “the use of dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict, as well as to enhance understanding and cooperation.” Notably, it “is the only intergovernmental...

Generations For Peace

Generations For Peace (2007; Amman; 113 staff; generationsforpeace.org) A global non-profit peace-building organization focused on sustainable peacebuilding by empowering “volunteer leaders of youth to promote active tolerance and responsible citizenship in...

Free Press Unlimited

A non-governmental organization striving to “support local media professionals and journalists.” Consequently, it helps them “to enable as many people as possible to gain and keep access to the information they require in order to survive and...

Foraus

Foraus (2009; Zurich; 45 staff; foraus.ch) A think tank advocating for “a constructive foreign policy and an informative dialogue.” It publishes “scientific-based policy recommendations in the form of discussion papers, policy briefs, and blog...

The Paris Peace Forum

The Paris Peace Forum (2018; Paris; 36 staff; parispeaceforum.org) An international platform for global governance solutions-focused “on improving the organization of our world in order to address its most pressing challenges in the areas of peace and security,...

UN World Water Development Report 2021

This notable publication is the UN-Water’s report on water security and sanitation issues. This report “gives insight on main trends concerning the state, use, and management of freshwater and sanitation, based on work done by the UN-Water...

The Sustainability Network

A nonprofit organization “working with environmental nonprofits to make them more effective and efficient.” It strives to “strengthen the environmental community” and “sustain the organizations that work on sustainability” by...

Independent Diplomat

Independent Diplomat (2004; New York; 15 staff; independentdiplomat.org) A non-profit venture of international relations, diplomacy and conflict prevention. It provides “advice and assistance in diplomatic technique and strategy to governments, political groups,...

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Peace Research Institute Oslo(1959; Oslo; 199 staff; prio.org) A non-profit research institute engaged actively in teaching and training connecting to various areas, such as with international academic networks, multilateral organizations, governmental agencies, and...

AI for Peace

A nonprofit organization focused on “studying and understanding the impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) and related exponential technologies on society.” Strives for “a future in which AI benefits peace, security, and sustainable development and...

Plastic Solutions Fund

A sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “help donors create thoughtful and effective philanthropy throughout the world.” Works to “stem the tide of plastic pollution into the environment...

UN-Water

A UN organization that coordinates “the efforts of the 30 United Nations entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues.” This shows the fact that “water issues run through all the UN’s main focus areas.” Areas...

Play for Peace

Play for Peace (1998; Chicago; 11 staff; playforpeace.org) A community of “over 2,000 people spanning 40+ countries working to create a more peaceful world.” Particularly, play for peace strives to “bring together children, youth, and organizations...

Famagusta Ecocity Project

Famagusta Ecocity Project (2014; Cyprus; 6 staff; ecocityproject.org/home) Composed of a team of “Cypriots and Famagustians from both sides of the divide” who aim to “promote a sustainable city for the benefit of the whole island.” It strives...

Arctic Institute of North America

Arctic Institute of North America (1945; Calgary; 13 staff; arctic.ucalgary.ca) A university research institute based at the University of Calgary. It strives to “advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social...

Global Network Against Food Crises

Global Network Against Food Crises (2016; Rome; fightfoodcrises.net) An alliance of “humanitarian and development actors united by the commitment to tackle the root causes of food crises by promoting sustainable solutions through shared analysis and knowledge,...

ArcticNet

Affiliated with the Network of Centers of Excellence of Canada that “brings together scientists in the natural, human health and social sciences with their partners from Inuit organizations, federal and provincial agencies and the private sector.” It...

KIT Royal Tropical Institute

KIT Royal Tropical Institute (1910; Amsterdam; 193 staff; kit.nl) An independent research center of “expertise and education for sustainable development.” It assists “governments, NGOs and private corporations around the world to build inclusive and...

VNG International

Is the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities. It supports “decentralization processes and facilitate decentralized cooperation.” It also works on strengthening local governments in developing countries as well as...

Food Security Information Network

Food Security Information Network (Global; 2016; fsinplatform.org) A “global initiative co-sponsored by FAO, WFP and IFPRI to strengthen food and nutrition security information systems for producing reliable and accurate data to guide analysis and...

North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network

North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (2017; Ontario; 22 staff; naadsn.ca) Addresses policy challenges related to Arctic security and North American defense. Consequently, it conducts “research with students, emerging scholars, and Northern...

PAX

PAX (2006; Utrecht; 179 staff; paxvoorvrede.nl) A peace organization working “to protect civilians against acts of war and armed violence, as well as to build inclusive peace.” It works in conflict areas worldwide, promoting a peaceful society “by...

ICT4Peace

A policy and action-oriented international foundation exploring “the use of ICTs and new media for peaceful purposes, including peacebuilding, crisis management, and humanitarian operations.” In particular, it promotes “cybersecurity and peaceful...

Geneva Call

Geneva Call (2000; Geneva; 60 staff; genevacall.org) A non-governmental humanitarian organization that works to improve the protection of civilians in armed conflict. Consequently, it encourages “armed non-State actors to respect international humanitarian...

Fight for Humanity

A non-governmental organization working “to convince armed actors, notably armed non-State actors, about the need to respect people’s rights in their areas of influence.” It also strives to “reinforce respect for the rights of people exposed to human...

DiploFoundation

DiploFoundation (2002; Geneva; 36 staff; diplomacy.edu) A non-profit organization established by the governments of Switzerland and Malta. It strives “to increase the role of small and developing states and to improve global governance and international policy...