Democracy at Work Institute

A movement-based think-and-do tank aiming to bring the promise of cooperative business ownership to the communities most affected by social and economic inequality. It ensures that future growth in the cooperative worker movement is rooted in worker cooperatives and...

Good Law Project

A private not-for-profit company campaign organisation that uses the law for a better world. Sees law as a practical tool for positive change that “can make amazing things happen.” Issues: No-one left behind Upholding democracy Protecting the environment...

Collective Impact Forum

A nonprofit initiative co-hosted by FSG and the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions. Acts as a resource for practitioners and funders who use collective impact to effect large-scale system change. With over 20,000 members worldwide, it includes communities...

Bioneers

A hub of social and scientific innovation working towards “practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.” Connects people to solutions and one another to spark a revolution from the heart of...

Global Alliance of Territorial Communities

A political platform comprised of indigenous peoples and local communities working together to safeguard Mother Earth for the benefit of all humankind, both present and future. It ensures it legitimacy and representativeness via democratic procedures spanning from the...

Rights and Resources Initiative

A global coalition of over 150 organizations and their allies committed to advancing local peoples’ land and resource rights, informed and driven by Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendant Peoples, and local communities themselves. It believes that securing their...

Global Education Coalition

A platform for international multisectoral collaboration and exchange launched by UNESCO to protect the right to education. The Coalition was established to meet the urgent and unprecedented need for continuity of learning as the pandemic disrupted education systems...

Climate Action Pathways for Schools

An entrepreneurial nonprofit collaborating with schools “to provide inspiring climate education programs and implement projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions”. It prepares students for highly skilled career paths and assists them in developing...

Center for Sustainable Systems

A research center developing systems analysis methods, models, and metrics to advance sustainable futures. Its vision is “to accelerate high-impact sustainability transformations.” Works with different stakeholders on interdisciplinary research, education,...

Action for Sustainable Development

A global platform supporting civil society and citizen action for the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement. Over 3,000 member organizations and activists from 155 countries, with more than 80% coming from the Global South, are committed to delivering a transformative...

School of International Futures

A global practice organization seeking to assist policymakers and business leaders in developing foresight capability through an “advisory and capability function, as well as individual and network training and development.” Foresight RetMarch 1strategic...

Center for Sustainable Futures (CSF)

An interdisciplinary pedagogical movement that supports and conducts original research, collaborates with industry on research, mentors, and trains graduate students, and uses data to inform evidence-based policy, practice, and communication. Publications:...

AIM2Flourish

The program is the “world’s first higher-education curriculum incorporating the UN Sustainable Development Goals and “Business as an Agent of World Benefit” – our words for positive and profitable business. It aims to inspire other higher...

International Sustainable Campus Network

With 97 global members, it works with the Global University Leader Forum of the World Economic Forum to provide a global forum for exchanging information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability into...

Polar Knowledge Canada

A federal agency established under the Canada High Arctic Research Station Act, formerly the Canadian Polar Commission. Through its activities, POLAR aims to strengthen Canada’s leadership in the field of polar science and technology. It also seeks to improve...

Rainforest Foundation Norway

A non-profit organization that through the support of individuals, companies, foundations, and public authorities, works to protect the world’s rainforests. It also secures the rights of local communities. Over 10,000 rainforest rangers are regularly involved in...

Argonne National Laboratory

A multidisciplinary organization bringing together scientists and engineers to answer humanity’s challenges. The center carries out large-scale experiments and scientific studies that are too large for any institution by collaborating with other national...

Food System Economics Commission

An independent academic institution dedicated to providing policymakers and the general public with the tools and evidence they need to make informed decisions about the food system. Its long-term goal is to create a knowledge platform that will allow the public and...

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...

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

An association dedicated to the exchange and instruction of international educators. It has over 10,000 members and serves over 3,500 educational institutions in 150 countries. International education aims to provide a framework for learning and scholarship that...

Major Group for Children and Youth

A UN General Assembly mandated and self-organized mechanism focused to provide an instrument for young people to participate in UN processes. Through this program, the GYE hopes to provide young people with a link between the UN system and their communities. Works...

Partnership for Action on Green Economy

A partnership aiming to encourage the implementation of policies aimed at boosting economic growth and reducing poverty. The PAGE’s five UN agencies -UN Environment, International Labour Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Industrial Development...

UN Institute for Disarmament Research

An institute dedicated to conducting independent research on various aspects of disarmament. Makes emphasis on arms control and disarmament sets it apart from other think tanks. Its status enables it to provide valuable advice and ideas to the governments of Member...

UN Council to Combat Desertification

A global movement aimed at restoring and managing the world’s land for the long-term use of humans and the planet. As a multilateral effort brings together governments, scientists, and communities around a common goal of preventing desertification. Provides a...

UArtic

A network of higher education institutions and research organizations focused on developing higher education and research in the Arctic. Through its members, it strengthens the collective resources needed to improve the quality of life in the region. Thematic...

Solidaridad Network

An international organization aiming to create a world where all of us can live in harmony with the planet. It envisions a world where the production and consumption of all things can sustain us for the next generation. Through its work with supply chain actors, works...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

World Central Kitchen

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 building “resilient food systems with locally led...

UNOPS

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 the United Nations System, international financial...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Fund for Peace

An independent non-profit and non-governmental research organization working “to prevent violent conflict and promote sustainable security.” Focused “on conflict assessment and early warning, transnational threats, peacekeeping, and security and...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Environmental Security Research Group

A forum for “collaboration between the security community and scholars working on issues of environmental security from multiple perspectives across different disciplines. It focuses, in particular, on supporting and developing educational, research 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...

Resources for the Future

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 issues; working to improve environmental, energy, and...

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...

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...

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...

International Drug Policy Consortium

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 policies at the national and international level, and supports evidence-based...

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...

USAID

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 progress at the same time it expands stable, free...

Independent Institute

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 is to “advance peaceful, prosperous, and free...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.” Acadian’s systematic...

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 &...

AEGEE

The European interdisciplinary student organisation strives for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe, which is socially, economically and politically integrated, and values the participation of young people in its construction and development. To this end, it...

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...

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...

3BLMedia

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 organizations including multinational...

Office of the Director of National Intelligence

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 ensuring national policymakers receive timely and accurate analysis from the IC...

CESRAN International

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 sectors.” It aims to contribute to the “spread of...

Centre for International and Defence Policy (CIDP)

The active research centre is located in the School of Policy Studies, and is committed to contributing to informed public discussion of issues in military affairs and alliances, international security, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. Their vision is to be a...

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 Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

It pursues “policy oriented research towards strengthening the capacity of African countries and institutions to harness science and technology for sustainable development.” It works to conduct research, policy analysis, capacity strengthening, and...

Sustainable Cities Institute

A think tank for sustainability working “across disciplines that match the complexity of cities to address sustainability challenges.” Shares its “expertise with scholars, policymakers, community leaders, and project partners” through the...

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 take a system-wide view of the causes of, and solutions to, the climate crisis and are continually looking for opportunities to catalyse...

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...

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...

Inter-American Dialogue

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 hemispheric problems and opportunities. Together they seek to build...

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...

East Asia Institute (EAI)

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 Affairs and Security Program and the Governance Research Program,...

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

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 the foreign policy of the Czech Republic, and increases awareness of issues...

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...

University of Sustainability

A membership-based organization “co-creating the world’s largest education and research network concerned with education, research and innovation in and about sustainable development.” Works by scaling and strengthening “collective resources and...

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...

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...

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;...

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.”...

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

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 and insecurity.” Strives to build “a much richer understanding of what security...

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...

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.”...

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)

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 a better and safer world. They aim to connect key experts on foreign and...

Hoover Institution

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 located on the campus of Stanford University It...

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,...

Quincy Institution for Responsible Statecraft

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 and consequences of unaccountable, overly militarized foreign policy and present alternative...

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...

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...

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

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 grants to safeguard collections of...

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 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

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 conclusions of its deliberations into high-level foreign...

Future World Foundation

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 furtherance of the common good and protection of the global...

Center for a New American Security

A bipartisan, nonprofit organization that develops national security and defense policies. They engage policymakers, experts, and the public with “fact-based research, ideas, and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate.” A key part of their “mission...

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

A research center that assesses pressing threats to US national interests and international security in the quarter-century ahead.  “We define international security broadly to include the full array of factors that have a direct bearing on the structure of...

European Union Institute for Security Studies

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 policy, and enrich the strategic debate inside and outside Europe.” In doing...

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 Future Councils

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 time and aiming to provide new thinking and...

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,...

Covering Climate Now

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 weather to business and culture — and to drive a public conversation...

Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

An international “research, advocacy, community-building and consulting organisation” that promotes an intersectional feminist approach to foreign and security policy. They “believe foreign policy can be a mechanism for equality, justice, solidarity,...

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.”...

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, it works to...

African Center for Economic Transformation

It works to advance African solutions for African transformation challenges by 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 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)

A global network of non-governmental organizations striving to “make humanitarian action more principled and effective.” Consequently, it works “collectively and independently to influence policy and practice.” Currently, it represents a...

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...

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...

Biovision Foundation

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 also conserving the environment.” Their current...

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...

Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW)

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 extent these activities uplift the economic conditions of the region’s...

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...

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,...

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

A research center working “to produce independent, objective, high-quality policy-relevant development research, to maximise its accessibility to policymakers, influencers and stakeholders and to have it affect policy.” They aim to influence policy that...

Commission for Environmental Cooperation

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 cooperation in and continuous improvement of environmental protection in all...

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...

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

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 foreign policy, security studies, economics, social policy, nation-building, technology,...

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...

BRICS Policy Center

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 “the study and analysis of global transformations and their implications for Brazil and...

Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

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 evidence derived from such research activities.” RIETI was established in Japan as a...

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...

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...

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

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 sides. Its researchers focus on topics of high relevance that are...

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...

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...

Council on Foreign Relations

CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested...

World Meteorological Organization

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 the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting...

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...

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...

Geneva Environment Network

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 highlights measures that can be taken by individuals to protect the...

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...

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

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 policy issues facing Canadians and their governments.” On-going Research...

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,...

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...

Stockholm Environment Institute

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 sustainable future for all.” It collaborates with stakeholders to “build...

Center for Arctic Security and Resilience

A center that provides expertise on “Arctic issues involving U.S. national security, national defense, military, homeland defense, and homeland security.” CASR also provides expertise on “Arctic issues involving climate change and adaptation,...

German Development Institute

An interdisciplinary research and policy advisory organization that supports a global public welfare policy geared towards the concept of sustainable development through multidisciplinary research, impact-oriented policy advice, and internationally oriented training....

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 (CIPS)

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 Canada” and its role in global affairs. It is mainly interested in issues...

Solve’s Global Challenges

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 Challenges to find the most promising Solver teams who will drive transformational...

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...

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

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 change.” In October 2009, the Belmont Forum became the Council of...

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...

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...

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

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 Assisi.” FAN strives to “bring a coordinated and effective voice to matters...

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...

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...

Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS)

AIIS aims to conduct high-quality academic research on contemporary security issues and their political impact, with a focus on areas of central relevance to Albanian foreign and domestic policy. It works “in the fields of security studies, democracy,...

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...

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...

Institute for Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS)

An autonomous research institute created “to conduct research on geopolitical developments in the Asia-Pacific region.” It also strives to promote greater understanding of, and interest in, strategy and defense issues in Singapore and the region. Research...

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...

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

It conducts polar and marine research, working in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Though it is one of the few scientific institutions in the world that is equally active in the Arctic and Antarctic. It is also works  to decipher the complicated processes...

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...

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...

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)

A regional, technical non-profit organization dedicated “to promoting and facilitating equitable participation and effective collaboration in the management of natural resources critical to development in the Caribbean islands.” It strives to provide...

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

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 “around 40 member associations and 240 individual...

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...

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...

International Security Program (CSIS)

The Center for Strategic & International Studies’s (CSIS) International Security Program aims to “shape American national security with bipartisan, independent, and analytically rigorous analysis that helps the U.S. government and other key...

UArctic

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 strengthens collective resources and infrastructures that...

Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network

An organization that facilitates “cooperation amongst Icelandic public and private organizations, institutions, businesses and bodies involved in Arctic issues – among other things in research, education, innovation, and monitoring, or other activity relevant to...

The Arctic Institute

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 identified, understood, and innovatively resolved.” Consequently, it...

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...

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

Works to build an “intelligence picture of serious and organized crime threats, relentlessly pursuing the most serious and dangerous offenders and developing and delivering specialist capabilities on behalf of law enforcement and other partners.” It works...

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...

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.”...

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...

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...

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The part of the UN that is responsible for “bringing humanitarians together to effectively respond to emergencies.” It aims to “mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors...

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

It works to “protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. To this end, it partners up with “indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability, and the preservation...

PATRIR

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 “communities, countries, and national and...

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

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 fight for decolonisation and ridding the...

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...

Swisspeace

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 causes of violent conflicts and developing strategies...

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

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 non-governmental entities in the context of peacekeeping operations.” ...

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...

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

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 organization with a Board of Directors made up...

Generations For Peace

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 communities experiencing different forms of conflict and violence.”...

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

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 posts.” It also organizes “high-level...

The Paris Peace Forum

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, development, environment, new technologies, inclusive economy,...

Independent Diplomat

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, international institutions and non-governmental organisations.”...

Peace Research Institute Oslo

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 civil society actors. Moreover, it “collects and maintains...

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

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 in communities affected by conflict, using cooperative play...

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

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 sustainable societies while measuring their impact.”  ...

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...

PAX for peace

 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 building bridges, nurturing mutual understanding...

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...

Global Alliance for the Future of Food

The alliance is made up of (mostly) private foundations who work together to “leverage our resources and networks to get a sustainable food system on the political, economic, and social agenda.” They focus on three main areas; agroecology, health and...

The Years Project

It is a “multimedia storytelling and education effort designed to inform, empower, and unite the world in the face of climate change.” They envision a world where “fighting climate change is the top political, economic and social issue”. To...

Alliance of Small Island States

Alliance of Small Island States (1990; New York; 32 staff; aosis.org) A coalition of 44 small-island and low-lying coastal countries. These 37 UN members and 7 observer state share similar development challenges and concerns about the environment, especially their...

Earth Journalism Network

A nonprofit organization project of Internews. They are a “global network working with reporters and media outlets in virtually every region of the world.” Thus, it “trains journalists to cover a wide variety of issues, develops innovative online...

Climate and Clean Air Coalition

An alliance of over 73 state and 78 non-state-partners (including 19 international organizations, 59 non-governmental organizations and 181 civil society actors), which is “committed to improving air quality and protecting the climate through reducing...

C40 Cities

A global leadership organization constituted as a network of megacities committed to acting against climate change. It aims to “increase resilience, cleaning the air we breathe and tackling inequality by ensuring that global heating does not exceed 1.5 °C, while...

Climate Neutral Now

Started as an initiative launched by UN Climate Change in 2015, as a result of the  the Paris Agreement that was adopted the same year. It aims to encourage stakeholders in society to take a set of actions: measure, reduce and offset to achieve a climate-neutral world...

Climate Action Network South Asia/CANSA

A coalition of over 205 civil society organizations working in eight South Asian countries. Represents “the southern perspectives at international climate negotiations and undertakes inter-governmental, regional, and national actions.” It works towards...

Climate Action Network International

A worldwide climate action network of over 1300 Non-Governmental Organizations in more than 120 countries. CAN works to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. Its members strive to attain this...

Women for Water Partnership

An international partnership of women’s organisations and networks “active in the areas of water, sanitation, sustainable development and women’s participation.” It works to raise the “profile of women in the water and development sector, both in...

Resilience Alliance

Is “a multidisciplinary research network that focuses on resilience in social-ecological systems as a basis for sustainability.” It strives to “advance the understanding and practical application of resilience, adaptive capacity, and transformation of societies and...

Quaker Institute for the Future

A non-profit, scientific and educational institute currently working as a network organization. It strives to “advance a global future of inclusion, social and economic justice, and ecological well being through participatory research and discernment.” Its “projects...

The Sustainability Consortium

The Sustainability Consortium (2009; Scottsdale, United States; 32 staff; sustainabilityconsortium.org) A global organization, with over 100 members, that tries to transform “the consumer goods industry towards more sustainable consumer products.”  Its...

United Network of Young Peacebuilders

A global network of “young people and youth organizations active in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation.” The “core activities of UNOY Peacebuilders are capacity building as well as advocacy and campaigning.” Work Regions:...

Refugee Studies Centre

A research center providing “multidisciplinary, independent, and critical scholarship on factors determining and resulting from the forced displacement of populations.” It promotes “debates on forced migration both through its own work and by...

Global Interagency Security Forum

An NGO and support network established to provide a platform for focal points to yield experiences, knowledge, and learning. It shares good practices to improve policy and practice by collaborating with a range of experts within and beyond the field. Themes areas:...

Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC)

A global state-led initiative that includes “civil society organizations and academic institutions with the support of the United Nations” all striving to prevent atrocities. It works as a platform for exchange, dialogue and good practice, supporting...

Climate Jobs National Resource Center

A coalition formed to advocate for increased action to combat climate change. It “provides strategic and technical support to state-led coalitions to develop action plans specific to their states.” In this manner, it strives to create “good and clean...

The Peace Track Initiative

A peacebuilding initiative produced at the Geneva Center for Security Policy in 2017 and incorporated in Canada as a non-profit. It “aims to localize and feminize the peace process by promoting inclusion and enhancing feminist knowledge leadership in the Middle...

National Democratic Institute

A non-governmental organization working along with partners around the world to “strengthen and safeguard democratic institutions, processes, norms and values in order to secure a better quality of life for all.” It works “on five continents with...

Fondation Hirondelle

A non-profit organization providing “information to populations confronted with crises, to enable them to act in their daily lives and as citizens.” It produces and broadcasts “information and dialogue programs using the most appropriate media for...

Inclusive Peace

A think tank working on research areas such as inclusive peace and political transition processes. It provides advice from comparative research and field experience in peace processes, as well as strives to set international agenda regarding peace processes. IP aims...

Global Governance Forum

An international political platform seeking “to catalyze substantive, wide-ranging and inclusive conversations on systemic changes to its current global governance architecture. ” Issues areas: Climate Change Gender Equality Extremes of Wealth and Poverty...

World YMCA

An international youth network and platform of YMCAs that “supports and facilitates some 120 national YMCAs and four regional Alliances across the globe, to provide young people with safe spaces and opportunities to take an active role in transforming their...

World Youth Alliance

A nonprofit organization dedicated “to defending the dignity of the people through education, culture, and advocacy.” Consequently, it strives to “build a global coalition of young people able to articulate, defend and live in dignity as well as to...

Youth Challenge International

A global youth development organization driving “creative, market-ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper.” Their approach explores the “intersection between youth and innovation by addressing health, the...

Re-Earth Initiative

An international youth platform promoting “climate action to the masses, by hosting informational webinars and writing toolkits.” They aim to “make the climate movement accessible to all”, believing that “climate justice means uplifting...

JCI – Junior Chamber International

1915; Chesterfield, MO; 22 staff; jci.cc A non-profit youth international non-governmental organization with members “in about 124 countries, and regional or national organizations in most of them” working to develop young leaders to promote “social...

Girls Inc

An international nonprofit youth exchange organization that provides “youth mobility, intercultural learning and international voluntary service opportunities to help people break down prejudices and  develop intercultural understanding and competence for a more...

ICYE – International Cultural Youth Exchange

An international youth exchange organization providing “youth mobility, intercultural learning and international voluntary service opportunities to help people break down prejudices and develop intercultural understanding and competence for a more just and...

Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

An inter-agency network connecting peacebuilding actors, resources, and expertise worldwide. It builds “bridges between International Geneva, the United Nations peace building architecture in New York, and peace building activities in the field.” At the...

International Refugee Rights Initiative

A human rights non-profit organization working to support displaced and conflict-affected communities. Consequently, it strives to “promote and protect human rights in conflict and displacement, through research, advocacy and meaningful partnerships.” Work...

Swedish Defence Research Agency

A defense and security research institute and “government authority under the Ministry of Defense”, so most of its activities are assignment-based. Through research, it strives to “create an understanding of how societal and technical development...

International Institute for Peace

An international, non-governmental organization promoting “peace and non-violent conflict resolution across the world to a wide range of stakeholders – scholars, diplomats, practitioners, military personnel, and civil society as well as students and private...

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

A non-profit organization working to “build knowledge and skills that secure Africa’s future.” Its “goal is to enhance human security as a means to achieve sustainable peace and prosperity.” It promotes “better policy and practice”...

Institute for Inclusive Security

A research institute dedicated to transforming decision-making about war and peace. It promotes new strategies driving inclusion in peacebuilding processes through research, training, and advocacy work with a global network of over 1000 women leaders. Topics areas:...

Human Security Collective

A foundation “working on development, conflict transformation and security.” It operates worldwide on issues such as inclusive leadership, prevention of violent extremism and conflict transformation and the nexus between security, development and human...

Praxis – The Fletcher Journal of Human Security

A platform for research and a forum for sharing perspectives and experiences. It explores “the intersections between the historically separate fields of humanitarianism, development, human rights, and conflict resolution”. Topics: Climate Foreign Policy...

Human Security Centre

An international not-for-profit foreign policy think-tank advancing “people-centered, multi-sectoral, comprehensive, context-specific, and prevention-oriented solutions.” It works across “many sectors to integrate the agendas of peace and security,...

MOSAIC

A registered charity that serves “immigrants, refugees, migrants and mainstream communities in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley as well as throughout the province of BC and overseas via online programs.” It provides employment support and was...

Refugee Council USA

Refugee Council USA (2000; Washington, DC; rcusa.org) A diverse coalition of 29 US-based NGOs supporting refugee resettlement and integration and promoting efforts to “protect and welcome refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and other forcibly displaced...

International Center for Transitional Justice

An international nonprofit organization specialized in transitional justice. It works to help societies in transition from violence in “considering measures to provide truth, accountability, and redress for past abuses.” Work areas: Regions and Countries...

Global Justice Center

An international human rights organization with consultative status to the United Nations. Their mission is ” to use international law to achieve gender equality and dismantle systems of oppression.” as such it develops legal strategies to “define,...

Global Campaign for Peace Education

An international network promoting “peace education among schools, families and communities toward nurturing a culture of peace.” It is a US nonprofit fiscally sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice. Publications: News & Highlights Features...

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

A private diplomacy organization working to help “prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation.” Work areas: Mediation and dialogue Mediation expertise Humanitarian mediation Oslo Forum Publications: Latest updates e-Library...

Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute

A training institute providing the necessary resources for peace builders such as “capacity building, conducting research and building solidarity within the Asia-Pacific Region.” Programs: Education and Training Research and Documentation Networking...

World Beyond War

A global grassroots movement composed of a network of volunteers, activists and organizations “educating and mobilizing to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.” Publications: Podcast Videos Books Resources HIGHLIGHTS: A Global Security...

Norwegian Refugee Council

An international humanitarian and non-governmental organization protecting the rights of displaced people. NRC operates in over 30 countries in which refugees have been “forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, human rights violations and acute...

Mediators Beyond Borders

An international organization advancing peace through mediation, capacity building and providing consultancy services with the aim of building a more peaceful​ world. Work areas: Climate Change Policy Project Democracy, Politics, and Conflict Engagement Initiative...

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

A research institute that “empowers innovative Changemakers to shape more peaceful and just societies.” It offers “master’s degrees in peace and justice, social innovation, conflict management and resolution, and a JD/MA dual degree in law and...

Interpeace

An international peacebuilding organization supporting local initiatives around the world. It develops “peacebuilding programs and helps establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, government and the international...

International Catalan Institute for Peace

A research institution dedicated to dissemination and action, aiming to promote “peace culture both in Catalan society and the international arena, as well as to provide Catalonia with an active role as an agent of peace in the world.” It strives to...

Institute for Integrated Transitions

A think tank “dedicated to helping fragile and conflict-affected states achieve more sustainable transitions out of war, crisis or authoritarianism.” It strives “to serve as an expert resource on integrated policy solutions for locally-led efforts to...

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

A non-profit, non-governmental organization striving “to strengthen policy on international cooperation, development and peacebuilding” through advocacy, dialogue facilitation, support of new ideas, and “capacity-building and training that creates...

Conflict Dynamics International

An international organization working “to prevent and resolve violent conflict between and within states and to alleviate human suffering resulting from conflicts and other crises around the world.” Consequently, it “develops and implements...

The Recycling Partnership

Dedicated to advancing the circular economy in North America by improving residential recycling, providing technical assistance, and investing in the recycling value chain to reduce waste, create jobs and generate manufacturing feedstock. Over 60 very large companies...

Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict

A research center striving to “better understand and address politically-motivated violence, as well as to tackle violent conflicts more effectively in collaboration with the public policy community.” Consequently, it promotes and develops “cutting...

Conciliation Resources

An international organization committed to “promoting peacebuilding by stopping violent conflict and creating more peaceful societies.” Consequently, it strives to “address the underlying causes of conflict” by connecting community perspectives...

Berghof Foundation

An independent and non-profit organization working to “prevent political and social violence and to achieve sustainable peace around the world.” It combines “regional experience with thematic expertise on cutting-edge issues to create the conditions...

No Peace Without Justice

An international nonprofit organization working “for the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy, the rule of law and international justice”. Consequently, it strives to “raise awareness and foster public debate through explicitly...

Bertelsmann Foundation

An independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit think tank dedicated “to promoting and strengthening the transatlantic relationship.” Consequently, it strives “to educate and engage its audience on the most pressing economic, political, and social...

London School of Economics and Political Science

A social science university that “has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.” Its research and teaching span “the full breadth of the social sciences; from economics, politics, and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting, and...

The Clingendael Institute

A think tank and academy working on international affairs. It aims to contribute to a secure, sustainable, and just world through analyses, training, and public debate. Its “experts conduct policy-oriented analysis and research on strategic international...

United Nations Global Compact (GC)

A call to companies to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. “With more than 12,000 companies and 3,000 non-business signatories based in over 160 countries, and 69 Local...

Sub-Global Assessment Network

A community of practice, creating a common platform for ecosystem assessment practitioners at regional, sub-regional, national, and sub-national scales. It strives to “support the activities of a relevant global process such as the Intergovernmental Platform for...

UN Environment Assembly

Sets priorities for global environmental policies and develops international environmental law; providing “leadership, catalyzes intergovernmental action on the environment, and contributing to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

Energy Peace Partners

An organization that “leverages economic and climate solutions to support peace in the world’s most fragile regions.” At the intersection of peacebuilding and renewable energy, it works towards paradigm shift through transformative clean energy transitions in conflict...

International Alert

An international peacebuilding organization working “with local people around the world to help them better understand conflict and build peace.”  It focuses “on key issues which affect peace and security, such as governance, the economy, gender relations, climate...

The Conflict and Environment Observatory

A charity working with international organizations, civil society, academia, and communities “to ensure that the environmental consequences of armed conflicts and military activities are properly documented and addressed and that those affected are assisted.” CEOBS...

Adelphi

An independent think tank and international public policy consultancy on climate, environment, and development. It “contributes to a sustainable future, both by providing scientifically sound policy analysis and in dialogue with political and civil society actors and...

European Forest Institute

An international organization established by European States. It “conducts research and provides policy support on issues related to forests.” Furthermore, it hosts the EU FLEGT Facility, which “supports the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and...

IRC WASH

An independent, non-profit organization that drives resilient Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) systems from the ground up. They aim to create universal WASH access, and collaborate with partners around the world. The organization focuses on six countries: Burkina...

Circle of Blue

Focusing on water and issues relating to it, the organisation aims to inform the world’s most important decisions about water, food, and energy in a changing climate. It unites classic journalism, data literacy and transformative connectivity to “meet the demand...

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The UN Agency is a “global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, other forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.” They work in 130 countries, “protecting millions of people and...

Refugee International

An organization that advocates for lifesaving assistance and the “protection of displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises.” It also challenges governments, policymakers, and administrations to improve their lives and works to...

The Northern Research Forum

The Northern Research Forum (University of Akureyri; northern-research-forum) Based at UNAK, the NRF is a part of the University so it is operated from there, in line with the University’s agenda. The forum “strives to increase interdisciplinary knowledge and...

Institute of Economic Growth

An autonomous and multidisciplinary center for advanced research and training. It “is one of India’s leading academic institutions in the fields of economic and social development.” Research themes: Agricultural and Rural Development Employment,...

Green Hope Foundation

A global social innovation youth enterprise impacting the sustainable development process. They combine “grassroots action with advocacy at the highest levels of policy making to create a just, equitable, peaceful and nuclear-weapons-free world.”Their...

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations

An international organization uniting NGOs worldwide in the cause of advancing peace and global well-being. It helps “to provide the mechanism and support needed for NGOs to connect, partner up and multiply their contributions to solve humanity’s basic...

Great Transition Initiative

The initiative is an online forum of ideas and an international network for the critical exploration of concepts, strategies, and visions for a transition to a future of enriched lives, human solidarity, and a resilient biosphere. By enhancing scholarly discourse and...

BlueGreen Alliance

A coalition of America’s largest labor unions and its most influential environmental organizations to solve today’s environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy. Their staff and supporters work to:...

Desert Research Institute

The Desert Research Institute is a major research organization, which focuses on basic and applied environmental research. “investigating the effects of natural and human-induced environmental change and advancing technologies aimed at assessing a changing...

World Economic Forum

The economic forum is committed “to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.” Best-known for its annual meeting of luminaries in Davos, Switzerland....

World Bank

Also known as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the World Bank has 188 Member Countries. It is a “unique global partnership”, with “five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build...

UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

The “leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for...

Client Earth

A non-profit environmental law group pressing “for strong action from governments, shifting financial flows, changing markets, trade, and business practices” to protect people and the planet. Client Earth works in “partnership across borders, systems...

International Energy Agency / IEA

An autonomous body within the OECD framework, seeking “to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy” for all. The International Energy Agency examines the full spectrum of energy issues including oil, gas and coal supply and demand, renewable energy technologies,...

International Union for Conservation of Nature

“The world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization,” and “the largest professional global conservation network,” with 1300+ member organizations (governments and NGOs), and almost 11,000 voluntary scientists and experts, grouped in six Commissions in...

Clean Cooking Alliance

A network of global partners working to create a thriving global market for cleaner, more modern household cooking solutions.The initiative is hosted by the United Nations Foundation to mobilize high-level national and donor commitments to foster clean cook stoves and...

International Bar Association Human Rights Institute

An international organization that works with the global legal community to promote and protect human rights and the independence of the legal profession worldwide. Committees and Divisions: Legal Practice Division Public and Professional Interest Division Section...

Earth Institute

A research institute that was founded to advance the basic understanding of earth science and apply that knowledge to decisions made by governments and businesses around the world. They aim to find solutions for Sustainable Development, as regards public health,...

Earth Charter Initiative

It consists of individuals and organizations that predominantly act independently and occasionally collaborate. It is comprised of the ECI Secretariat, its Education Center and the ECI Council. The secretariat is based at the United Nations-mandated University for...

Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet

A postgraduate training program with 69 projects related to sustainability and environmental studies. It has partnerships with 6 core partners and 31 further organizations for research internships. It also offers research experiences to undergraduate students....

TReNDS

The ‘Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics’ focuses on learning and investment in the data revolution for the Sustainable Development Goals. It is sponsored by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which runs 12 Thematic Networks focused on...

UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R

“Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R) is a global multi-stakeholder initiative that strengthens climate resilience for vulnerable countries and people.“ It promotes the focus on the three name-giving key capacities: “Anticipate: Capacity to better anticipate and act on...

Club of Rome

An informal association of ~100 invited Members, independent leading personalities from politics, business, and science. They are interested in contributing in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and holistic manner to a better world because they share a common concern for...

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

A global network of large mega cities taking action to address climate change by developing and implementing policies and programs that generate measurable reductions in both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. The focus on cities is based on their role of...

Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

As part of Columbia Law School, they develop legal techniques to fight climate change, resources on climate law and regulation, model laws and best practices. Program Areas: Adaptation Law– Encouraging short- and longer-term adaptation efforts at all levels of...

Rocky Mountain Institute

An independent nonprofit that encourages efficient and restorative use of resources. Aims to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future. They push for the global energy transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and...

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The OECD is arguably the world’s largest think tank produces 250+ reports per year on ‘what works’ and databases with societal and developmental indicators. It promotes policies that improve the economic and social well-being of people to create better lives and a...

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

A non-profit organization funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal State of Brandenburg. “PIK” addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts, and sustainable development, with researchers from the natural and...

Joint Research Centre

The JRC is the European Commission’s in-house science and knowledge service and advisory with six locations in five European Union countries (Brussels, Geel, Ispra, Karlsruhe, Petten, Seville). They work to “create, manage and make sense of knowledge and...

Pacific Institute

A “global water think tank that combines science-based thought leadership with active outreach to influence local, national, and international efforts to develop sustainable water policies.” They believe that ” identifying solutions and developing...

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

A multidisciplinary research institute, which aims “to develop transformative knowledge which is needed to pave the way towards sustainable societies through transdisciplinary research.”  In this context, they work towards aligning their “politics,...

International Peace Research Association

A large and well-established global professional organization in the field of peace research. It addresses a “wide range of interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives.” IPRA frequently collaborates with the UN Economic and Social Council and UNESCO....

YK Center

A “partnership of Subject-Matter Experts, Elders and Professionals who create and incubate innovative initiatives that accelerate the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.” Named after Professor Yehuda Kahane, it focuses on market solutions...

Third World Network

A non-profit advocacy and research organization focused on development cooperation and North-South affairs. TWN advocates policy changes for just, equitable and sustainable development. It collects and spreads media materials on climate change, biodiversity,...

Global Sustainability Resource Center

A center of the University of California, Irvine working to promote youth leadership for community resilience towards climate change and a campus culture of sustainability. They do this through a resource center that is offering students services through outreach...

Solar Energy Industries Association

A solar industry advocacy group that “promotes the protection and expansion of the U.S. solar market.” Its members range from small-businesses to multinational companies. Its publications, aim to inform policy-makers and business leaders on the current state and...

National Ecological Observatory Network

A major ecology project “with 81 field sites providing data to understand how our aquatic and territorial ecosystems are changing.”  It strives to “contribute to a better understanding and more accurate forecasting of how human activities impact ecology and how our...

Santa Clara University Center for Sustainability

A university center that aims to advance “academic and public understanding of the ways in which social justice and sustainability intersect by integrating principles of social, environmental, and economic sustainability into campus operations, academic and student...

International Science Council

An “international non-governmental organization bringing together the natural and social sciences”. It strives to “advance science as a global public good.” This organization is “the result of a merger between the International Council for Science...

InterAcademy Partnership

A global network of over “140 national, regional and global member academies” working together to “support the vital role of science in seeking evidence-based solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.” It strives to “advance...

Indigenous Climate Action

A rights and awareness group that advocates an indigenous perspective on climate change. ICA believes that “the leadership of Indigenous peoples, as stewards, caretakers and protectors of the earth, is crucial to achieving a climate stable future for all.”...

Harvard Extension School

A Harvard University department that strives to assist “students seeking part-time, online courses and nonresidential programs to advance their career or pursue their academic passion.“ Programs: Graduate sustainability degree Development Practice degree Certificates...

Global Warming is Real

A small scale information portal designed for “the concerned citizen, as the go-to resource for news, commentary and education on all aspects of global warming.” It is run by a few passionate volunteers that publish their own or others’ writing. Their mission:...

Green Amendments For the Generations

A grassroots volunteering network initiated by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, which is protecting the Delaware River Watershed. It strives to “pursue and secure constitutional protection of environmental rights in states across the nation, as well as to...

Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues

Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (2014; Eschborn, Germany; 18 staff; emsdialogues.org) A network of “change agents and decision-makers from think tanks, multinational corporations, and the financial sector.”  It aims to foster “knowledge exchange...

Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator

An accelerator trying to build  “the world’s first climate-smart zone” by acting as an “entrepreneurial engine that catalyzes and accelerates priority initiatives […], delivering climate action, resilience, social development, and broad economic growth for...

Yale Environment 360

An online magazine belonging to the Yale University School of Forestry and Environment offering opinions, analysis, reporting, and debate on global environmental issues. Its contributors are scientists, journalists, environmentalists, academics, policymakers, and...

Munich Climate Insurance Initiative

A research institute and advocacy group that focuses on climate change and insurance. It advocates in governments and policy processes like UNFCCC and ISDR´s Hyogo Framework “for new ways of applying insurance to complement risk management and adaptation.” They see...

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

The biggest applied science society in Europe, which runs around 80 state-funded research institutes, mostly in Germany. The institutes conduct research in a vast number of areas, predominantly physics, engineering and other STEM subjects. They state that their...

School of Global Environmental Sustainability

It was founded with the vision to create a “world that is environmentally healthy, socially equitable, and economically vibrant.” It strives “to confront global changes in the environment by providing the cross-college infrastructure to better integrate and more fully...

Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

A coalition of 21 metropolises, mostly located in the western hemisphere, that have pledged to work “aggressively toward a zero-carbon future.” Consequently, they strive to “advance their own transformational efforts, collaborate with each other and...

Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

A global network that brings together “governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations dedicated to using the data revolution to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.” It aims to galvanize innovation and action in “the booming data...

Greentown Labs

As the largest cleantech incubator in the U.S., it has raised over $320m in funding. It works with 56 partner organizations, including small businesses, scientific centers, and multinational corporations. Its fields of operation cover all relevant sectors of green...

Global Center on Adaptation

A solutions-broker brings together stakeholders from the public and private sector, civil society, and knowledge institutions to help societies become more resilient and adapt to climate-related threats. Programs areas: Food Security Infrastructure and NbS Climate...

Global Adaptation Network

A worldwide platform run by the United Nations Environment Programme. It aims to “share the knowledge necessary for climate adaptation and resilience, especially for vulnerable communities and ecosystems.” It acts as an umbrella organization for regional...

Development Initiatives

Focuses on the role of data in poverty eradication and sustainable development. It strives to enable decisions that are “underpinned by good quality, transparent data and evidence on poverty and resources, and lead to increased accountability and sustainable long-term...

Climate Nexus

A strategic communications institute that aims to highlight climate change factors and impacts and inform about positive and negative policies as well as international mitigation efforts. This project is funded by the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Issue areas:...

Climate Analytics

A non-profit climate science and policy institute that tries to “synthesize and advance scientific knowledge in the area of climate change and link it with policy analysis.” It focuses on the most vulnerable regions, largely the least developed countries and small...

Elders Climate Action

A “movement of elders” working to “push for new energy policies that will reduce greenhouse gases in our atmosphere to a level consistent with life thriving on our planet.” Consequently, it works to “inform, inspire, and engage others to...

Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth

A “coalition of willing leaders who are committed to tackling inequalities and promoting more inclusive economic growth in cities.” It was launched as a “response to the growing gap between the rich and the poor.” It works to help governments...

Clean Energy Ministerial

A global forum striving to promote policies and programs that advance clean energy technology, to share lessons learned and best practices, and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy. CEM participating economies account for 90% of global clean...

Eco-Union

An environmental NGO that aims “to empower change-makers towards sustainability in the Euro-Mediterranean region” in order to transition towards “sustainable development models through the linkage of economics and ecology.”  Its mission is to...

InterAction Council

An independent non-profit organization whose objective is to mobilize the experience, energy and international contacts of a group of statesmen who have held the highest office in their own countries in fostering international co-operation and action in three priority...

New Economics Foundation

A think tank working “to build a new economy where people really take control.” It seeks to ignite “change from below and we carry out rigorous research to fight for change at the top.” Publications: Resources Blog Audio/video Campaigns Press...

Sustainable Accounting Standards Board

An organization that envisions an investment universe where a shared understanding of companies’ sustainability performance enables companies and investors to make informed decisions that drive improved sustainability outcomes and thereby lead to improved long-term...

Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

A “UN Partnership Programme organized by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI.” It strives towards a “world where capital market signals align with public policy goals on sustainable development.” Work areas: ESG Disclosure Green Finance Gender Equality...

Three Cubed

An organization that “conducts research and educational programming  to promote the integration of environmental, social, and economic sustainability.” It “particularly focuses on fostering sustainable futures that: provide equitable benefits to low-income and...

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change

A research center that brings scientists, economists, engineers, and social scientists together from multiple universities to do research and communication on climate change and to incorporate this into ideas for sustainable development. TCCCR partners with University...

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Works at the intersection between understanding risk and risk impact to reduce disaster loss and prevent the emergence of new risk. It focuses on exposure to hazards, vulnerability and capacity, and hazard’s characteristics of various localities. Publications: UNDRR...

UN-Energy

An “interagency mechanism within the system of the United Nations,” a small entity which hasn’t gained the status of being a program. It aims to “create a coherent approach towards a sustainable energy system, especially in developing...

Women and Gender Constituency

The “platform for observer organizations works to ensure women’s rights and gender justice within the climate change convention framework”.  It provides a “number of ways for civil society and non-governmental organizations which work for women’s...

Equality Now

A non-governmental organization dedicated to “advocate for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls.” It strove to put significant international pressure on governments to enforce and enact good laws, as well as to change...

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

An international, non-partisan network of finance sector professionals interested in long-term investing, seeking “to focus research and debate on the underlying causes of financial market instability and on development of fundamental reforms.”...

UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance

A global framework for the insurance industry to address environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities. It strives is the vision of a “risk-aware world, where the insurance industry is trusted and plays its full role in enabling a healthy, safe,...

Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network

Is a regional network connecting professionals and communities, working across Asia to “build inclusive urban climate change resilience that focuses on poor and vulnerable people affected by climate change.” It is committed to “empowering people to...

International Security Program (Belfer Center)

The Belfer Centre’s Program  works to address “the most pressing threats to U.S. national interest and international security.” It supports “young scholars with its fellowship program and sponsors and edits the quarterly journal International...

Group on Earth Observation Biodiversity

An “intergovernmental partnership of 105 countries promoting shared and open data and information on Earth observations.” The global network connects “government institutions, academic and research institutions, data providers, businesses, engineers,...

The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund

It is a “global financing mechanism”, which supports country-driven programmes to bring sanitation and hygiene to all.” Investing in a “public-private approach, the fund aims to capitalize on the strengths of its in-country and global...

Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry

Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry (2000; New Haven, CT; catalog.yale.edu) It aims to foster “leadership through dialogue and innovative programs, creates and tests new tools and methods, and conducts research to support sustainable forest management...

Open Society Foundations

An international grantmaking network dedicated to “financially support civil society groups around the world, with a stated aim of advancing justice, education, public health and independent media.” It focuses on “promoting tolerance, transparency,...

UNCTAD-World Investment Forum

Is the UN Conference on Trade and Development’s biennial, a multi-stakeholder gathering to facilitate dialogue/action on emerging investment-related challenges. It is organized by UNCTAD’s Division on Investment and Enterprise, which is recognized as a global center...

Financial Transparency Coalition

A “global network of organizations working on illicit financial flows.” It seeks “to curtail illicit financial flows through the promotion of a transparent, accountable and sustainable financial system that works for everyone.” Issue areas:...

femLINKpacific

A “local, regional, and national catalyst for change through the use of accessible media and information.” It strives for a “pacific region where there is gender justice, ecological sustainability, peace, freedom, equality and human rights.” Areas of interest: Gender...

Green Budget Europe

Is an organization that “focuses on reducing environmentally harmful subsidies and labour taxes, while increasing taxes on pollution and on non-renewable resources – and doing so in a socially equitable way.” GBE “brings together representatives of business,...

Tax Justice Network

An organization that “promotes transparency in international finance and opposes secrecy.” TJN promotes “tax compliance and opposes tax evasion, tax avoidance, and all the mechanisms that enable owners and controllers of wealth to escape their responsibilities to the...

Evangelical Environmental Network

A religious network “that educates, inspires and mobilizes Christians in their effort to care for God’s creation, to be faithful stewards of God’s provision, to get involved in regions of the United States and the world impacted by pollution, and to...

Frontline AIDS

A global partnership of governmental and non-governmental organizations supporting “community organizations which promote HIV/AIDS issues in developing countries.” Work areas: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Gender equality Harm reduction HIV prevention HIV...

Responsible Business

As part of Global Initiatives, it advances sustainability “through collaboration and meaningful dialogue.” It also promotes partnership solutions through consulting, content production, international events and media projects. Channels: Agriculture, Food...

Vital Voices Global Partnership

A “global movement that invests in women leaders who are solving the world’s greatest challenges.” They work to identify those “with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality” and then “scale and...

The MIT Press

It is a “distinguished university press in the world” and a “publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, art, social science, and design.” It issues some 200 books per year and >30 journals on a wide range of...

Kendeda Fund

A private grant-making foundation supporting “the sustainability of communities through investments in transformative leaders and ideas.” Works to “help underrepresented but trusted voices build and sustain social and community capital by supporting...

Greenhouse 100 Index

The list was “created by ranking the 100 largest parent companies for carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (excluding biogenic carbon dioxide) from the 2018 GHGRP database of large fixed facilities after parent companies were assigned.” It lists both...

Global Goals

The Global Goals are officially known as the Sustainable Development Goals or the SDGs. World leaders agreed to them, in an attempt to end poverty, fight inequality and address the urgency of climate change. The idea is that the goals should be met by 2030....

SecurityWomen

Is a non-profit advocacy organization that advocates for “greater gender equality in security sector institutions, such as the police, armed forces, and UN peacekeeping” in countries throughout the world. As such they seek to “provide information...

Sustainable Economies Law Center

It works to cultivate “a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment”, aiming to help communities to “develop their own sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs, and other vital aspects of a...

The Wyss Foundation

Founded by Hansjörg Wyss, a Swiss native and businessman now living in Wilson, Wyoming. The Wyss Campaign for Nature is making “a $1 billion investment to help communities, indigenous peoples, and nations conserve 30% of the planet in its natural state by 2030.” So...

Women Moving Millions

The campaign seeks to “build a global collective of committed, purposeful women making unprecedented gifts of $1 million or more for the advancement of women and girls.” It’s aim is to “catalyze unprecedented resources for the advancement of...

The Tenure Facility

 It “provides grants to secure the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities to their lands and forests, thereby strengthening their communities and reducing global climate change and poverty in forest areas in the world.” The facility was...

Global Resilience Partnership

  An international partnership dedicated to “surface and scale innovation, share and advance knowledge, and influence policy.” At present, “GRP is made up of 60+ organisations that have joined forces to work together towards this vision.”...

Women in Security, Conflict Management, and Peace

The peacebuilding initiative in South Asia is a project of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility. It has “drawn into its fold several vibrant regional networks that strive to translate the normative imperatives of the UN global compact such as the SDGs...

RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests

RECOFTC is a non-profit organization, which envisions a “future where people live equitably and sustainably in and beside healthy, resilient forests.” With this in mind, they take a “long-term, landscape-based and inclusive approach to supporting...

Women Engage for a Common Future

A non-governmental organization acting as a network of 150 women’s and civil society organizations with projects for a just and sustainable world in 50 countries. Key issues: Gender equality Women’s rights International solidarity Climate justice Energy solutions Safe...

UN Women

The UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. It “supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programs and services...

Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom

A non-profit non-governmental organization striving to “end and prevent war, ensure that women are represented at all levels in the peace-building process, defend the human rights of women, and promote social, economic and political justice.” Work areas:...

Women’s Funding Network

A global alliance dedicated “to providing strategies, research, and resources that support the critical agency and influence of women’s foundations and gender justice funders in the movement for equality, justice, and power for all.” Publications:...

Rainforest Action Network

Is an organization “preserves forests, protects the climate, and upholds human rights by challenging corporate power and systemic injustice through frontline partnerships and strategic campaigns.” It “works toward a world where the rights and dignity...

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

PEER assists federal, state and local public employees in legally “fighting for the ethical management of our natural resources, strong environmental laws, and policies, and accountability and transparency in government actions”, supporting them in their...

Private Financing Advisory Network

Is a “global network of expert consultants providing free business coaching and investment facilitation to clean energy entrepreneurs in low- and middle-income countries.” It strives to “build clean energy markets one business at a time, mitigate...

Population Matters

Is a charity working globally to “achieve a future in which our population co-exists in harmony with nature and prospers on a healthy planet, to the benefit of all.​” It strives to drive “positive, large-scale action through fostering choices that...

Polity Books

Is an independent “publisher in the social sciences and humanities.” It publishes a “systematic program of textbooks and course books for students and scholars in higher education.” It also publishes “original, cutting-edge work that is...

Project 2049 Institute

The nonprofit research organization seeks to “seeks to guide decision makers toward a more secure Asia by the century’s mid-point. To this end, it is “focused on promoting American values and security interests in the Indo-Pacific region” by creating...

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (2002; Plymouth, UK; 160 staff; pml.ac.uk) It aims “to develop integrated marine science towards the sustainable future of the ocean.” They work to provide “evidence-based environmental solutions to societal challenges by...

Organic Trade Association

The the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America.” It’s “member organic businesses work together through networking, advocacy, and other initiatives to encourage and protect organic farming...

Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

It aims to fulfill the Chemical Weapons Convention’s mandate. That is to “end their development, production, stockpiling, transfer and use; to prevent their re-emergence; to ensure the elimination of existing stocks of such weapons; and, in so doing, to...

Pachamama Alliance

The “global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel, and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. ” It was “born out of an invitation from the Achuar people to work in...

New Stories

The nonprofit corporation aims to “help people and communities think about the future they wanted and how to step towards it” as they believe that changing the stories will change what is possible.  To this end, it spreads awareness of the possibilities,...

Women Deliver

A global organization advocating for the “health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women.” It drives the Young Leaders Program and has 12 areas in which it invests, including climate, as women bear the brunt of global warming. Advocacy areas: Health and...

Nuclear Information and Resource Service

NIRS is a national non-profit organization that works internationally to create a “sustainable energy future without nuclear power”. The service is  affiliated with the World Information Service on Energy (WISE) International and they devoted to a...

Nuclear Matters

The national coalition “works to inform the public and policymakers about the clear benefits of nuclear energy.” It supports “solutions that properly value nuclear energy as a reliable, affordable, safe and carbon-free electricity resource that is...

North American Bird Conservation Initiative

It’s a “coalition of state and federal government agencies, private organizations, and bird initiatives in the United States”, which works to “ensure the long-term health of North America’s native bird populations.” They envision a world...

United Religions Initiative

A worldwide grassroot interfaith network working towards “peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their communities and the world.” Action areas: Arts Community Building Education...

Natural Resource Governance Institute

An independent non-profit organization dedicated to “help people to realize the benefits of their countries’ oil, gas and mineral wealth through applied research, and innovative approaches to capacity development, technical advice and advocacy.” Topics...

Population Council

A non-governmental, nonprofit organization addressing “critical health and development issues—from stopping the spread of HIV to improving reproductive health and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives.” Publications: News & Views...

Population Media Center

A nonprofit international organization dedicated to improving “the health and well-being of people domestically and worldwide with top-notch entertainment.” Its core issues are Population Growth, Rights of Women & Girls and Environmental Protection....

Physicians for Social Responsibility

It is the U.S. chapter of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. It “works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival” such as “nuclear weapons proliferation, climate change and toxic degradation of the...

Physicians for Human Rights

A not-for-profit human rights advocacy NGO. It aims to defend “persecuted health workers, prevent torture, document mass atrocities, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.” Focus areas: COVID-19 Asylum and Persecution Attacks on Health Care...

Nobel Women’s Initiative

The NWI uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and courageous women Peace Laureates to “increase the power and visibility of women’s groups working globally for peace, justice, and equality.” Their vision is to create a world “transformed...

NextGen Climate Action

Is an organization that works to “empower young voters to engage in the political process and ensure our government is responsive to the largest and most diverse generation in American history.” While its mission has recently expanded to “advocate...

Next System Project

Is an initiative of The Democracy Collaborative aimed at “bold thinking and action to address the systemic challenges the United States faces now and in the coming decades.” It works with a “broad group of researchers, theorists, and activists to...

The Nature Conservancy

The “global environmental nonprofit” is the world’s “leading conservation organization.” It impacts “conservation in 72 countries and territories: 38 by direct conservation impact and 34 through partners”, working “to protect...

Nereus Program: Predicting Future Oceans

It’s a “global partnership of 17 leading institutes working to advance our comprehensive understanding of the global human-ocean system across the natural and social sciences.” Their innovative, international ocean research spans from...

Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosystem

It “focuses on the creation of a new paradigm by the use of foresight intelligence to systematically examine likely and possible futures so as to determine what behavioral and institutional changes are necessary to ensure a sustainable and equitable future for...

One Young World

A not-for-profit organization gathering in an international summit where “young leaders from around the world develop solutions to the globe’s most pressing issues.” Programs: Promoting Leadership Building Peace Delivering the SDGs Working With Governments...

The Lauder Institute

It is a multidisciplinary teaching institution that “integrates comprehensive professional training with interdisciplinary coursework in international politics, economics, history, culture, and language at an Ivy League institution.” It hosts the Think...

Movement Generation

Is an organization that “inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture.” It is “rooted in vibrant social movements led by low-income communities and communities of color committed to...

Growth Bias Busted

GrowthBiasBusted is a “project of the non-profit Citizen-Powered Media.” The “interactive online community” encourages discussions of bias in the media.

Greenleaf Publishing

Greenleaf Publishing is a “UK-based publishing imprint specializing in corporate responsibility, business ethics, environmental policy and management, future business strategy and practice, and sustainable development.” It has collaborated with...

Global Population Speak Out

The global network of organizations and individuals  is ” jointly administered by Population Media Center and Population Institute”. It works to  bring “international attention to the crises posed by overdevelopment and human population size and...

Global Marshall Plan Initiative

The “integrative platform for a world in balance” consists  of a “network from more than 5000 supporters from all levels of society, which it gathers politics, economy and civil society with five core demands to a fairer globalization.” It has...

Nairobi Peace Initiative-Africa

The “Pan African peace resource organization” is “committed to the promotion of peaceful transformation of conflict and reconciliation in Africa.” They work to “initiate and facilitate conflict transformation processes towards the...

Global Council for Science and the Environment

Global Council for Science and the Environment (1990; Washington DC; 35 Staff; gcseglobal.org) Formerly the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) is a nongovernmental organization that...

Mines Action Canada

They work to eliminate the serious humanitarian, environmental and development consequences of indiscriminate weapons”; alleviating the “impact that these weapons have on the rights, dignity and well-being of civilian populations.”  They do this by...

Moms Clean Air Force

It aims to “protect children from air pollution and climate change” as they envision a “safe, stable, and equitable future where all children breathe clean air.” The group has a “community of over 1,000,000 moms and dads united against...

IUCN Global Gender Office

The resource centre was founded upon the ICUN’s belief that gender equality is “an integral part of both conservation and sustainable development”. It contributes to the organisation’s mission providing innovative approaches, technical support,...

Journal of Global Security Studies

The journal publishes articles with clearly researched “debates in security studies, or global security issues.” It aims to “publish cutting-edge research which offers a significant, rigorous and original contribution to our understanding of global...

Journal of Human Security

The journal brings the “expertise from universities worldwide and facilitates communication and collaboration between researchers, practitioners and educators” together.  It disseminates “applied research into a secure and sustainable future for...

Journal of Sustainable Development

The journal is “an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal” that’s published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. It contains “original and full-length articles that reflect the latest research and...

UN Sustainable Development Group

A United Nations thematic group uniting “40 UN funds, programs, specialized agencies, departments, and offices that play a role in development.” Consequently, it “serves as a high-level forum for joint policy formation and decision-making.”...

Swiss Re

A worldwide provider “of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer.” Its mission “is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients” deploying “expertise...

Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

Is a center for “thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.” It provides a “space for facilitating action on climate justice to empower the poorest...

Practical Action

The development charity was formerly known as the Intermediate Technology Development Group.  It puts “ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world”. It works in four regions of the developing world, where it helps “poor...

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Its researchers are working to transform “the way the nation and the world use energy” and advance the “science and engineering of energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power technologies and provides the knowledge to integrate...

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The ” alliance of grassroots organizations advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.” They envision a world where there is “safe, nutritious, ample, and...

Massachusetts Climate Action Network

The “non-profit, fights the climate crisis one town at a time.” They work as a “facilitator of municipal-level action is unique among Massachusetts environmental groups” and “empower our local chapters by enhancing communication,...

The International Coral Reef Society

ICRS aims to become a “leader in coral reef scientific discovery, to contribute to the education of future coral reef scientists, and to be a strong voice for science informing policies that protect the coral reefs”. To this end, it works towards the...

International Organization for Standardization

The independent, non-governmental international organization has 165 national standards bodies.” As the world’s “largest developer of voluntary international standards and it facilitates world trade by providing common standards among nations.”...

Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development

Is a unique forum consists of 66 states and numerous international and non-governmental organizations “dedicated to the exchange of experiences and best practices on innovative solutions, the eradication of poverty, and the preservation of global public goods to...

Institute for Ecological Economy Research

The IÖW is a “scientific institute in the field of practice-oriented sustainability research.” It works to devise “strategies and approaches for viable, long-term economic activity – for an economy which enables a good life and preserves natural...

Labor Network for Sustainability

It strives to “engage workers and communities in building a transition to a society that is ecologically sustainable and economically just.” It works to “foster deep relationships that help the labor movement engage in the climate movement and the climate movement...

Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Is a national education institution working towards an “equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements.” IIHS is a practice-oriented institution, mainly focused on its “ongoing urban and development transformation.”...

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Is a global health research center that provides “rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.” This information is freely available so that policymakers can make...

Heritage Foundation

Is an American think tank devoted to “promoting conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.” Publications: Impact Podcasts...

Harvard Global Health Institute

Is a university research institute “committed to surfacing and addressing some of the most persistent challenges in human health.” It works to “convene diverse perspectives, identify gaps, design new learning opportunities, and advise policymakers to...

Foreign Affairs

Is an American magazine of international relations and foreign policy. It is “published by the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization and think tank specialized in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.”...

Jubilee Campaign

Is a non-profit organization that “promotes the human rights and religious liberty of ethnic and religious minorities such as those in Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Nigeria, China, North Korea, and others.” It “assists individuals and families...

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

An “independent Quaker trust which makes grants to organizations and individuals working to produce positive social change by addressing the root causes of conflict and injustice through their charitable work.” Every year, JRCT makes about “100...

ISEAL Alliance

Is a “global membership organization for ambitious, collaborative, and transparent sustainability systems.” It drives “collective efforts to tackle the most pressing sustainability issues and create a world where markets are a force for good by...

Investor Group on Climate Change

Is a “collaboration between Australian and New Zealand investors focusing on the impact that climate change has on the financial value of investments.” The IGCC represents “institutional investors, with total funds under management of over $2...

Centers for Disease Control

Is a national public health institute working as a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States. It “supports communities and citizens to prevent” diseases, and security threats whether foreign or domestic. Topics...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Is an American, private foundation dedicated “to enhancing healthcare, reducing extreme poverty across the globe, and expanding educational opportunities and access to information technology in the U.S.” Publications: Annual Reports Press Room...

Inuit Circumpolar Council

Is an “international, non-government organization representing approximately 160,000 Inuit of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka (Russia), and has offices in all four countries.” It strives to “strengthen unity among Inuit of the circumpolar...

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs

The “global network of Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and international mechanisms” works to “promote the recognition, respect, and implementation of Indigenous Peoples’ rights to land, cultural integrity, and development on their own...

International Society for Industrial Ecology

Is an international professional association working to “promote the use of industrial ecology in research, education, policy, community development, and industrial practices.” Consequently, ISIE “facilitates communication among scientists,...

International Finance Corporation

A global development institution and member of the World Bank Group. It is “focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.” It acts as a “provider and mobilizer of scarce capital, knowledge, and long-term partnerships that can...

International Committee of the Red Cross

It’s “exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.” It also “endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and...

American Enterprise Institute

Is a public policy think tank “dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.” Its core principles are rooted in American values. Policy Areas: Economics Foreign and Defense Policy Health Care...

International Planned Parenthood Federation

Is a “global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.” For over 60 years, IPPF has been “at the forefront of the battle to ensure women have the right to decide about their future – issues such as...

International Land Coalition

Is a “global alliance of civil society and intergovernmental organisations working together to put people at the centre of land governance.” It strives to “achieve land governance for and with people at country level, responding to the needs and...

International Institute for Sustainable Labs

Is a non-profit organization devoted to “the principles of sustainable laboratories and related high-technology facilities, from design to engineering to operation.” It “encourages the development of high-tech facilities that address the rapid pace...

International Climate Initiative

Is affiliated with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). It finances “climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition.” The...

International Campaign to Ban Landmines

The global network in over 70 countries  “works for a world free of antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions and where landmine and cluster munition survivors can lead fulfilling lives.” The Campaign “was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its...

Initiatives of Change International

Is a “world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.” It strives for a “just, peaceful and sustainable world to which...

Initiatives for International Dialogue

Is “an advocacy and solidarity organization promoting human security, democratization, south-south solidarity and internationalism.” It “conducts policy advocacy and campaign programs on Burma, Mindanao, Southern Thailand, West Papua, and East Timor” concerning issues...

Impact Hub Berlin

Is a part of the Impact Hub global network working to “empower entrepreneurs and organisations to create innovative solutions for people and the planet.” It strives to “connect, enable and inspire its network to scale ideas for a future that works for all.” IHB...

Hivos

Is an “international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues.” It sets up “smart projects in the right places in order to oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power, and the unsustainable use of the planet’s resources.” It strives for...

Grist

Is an independent, nonprofit, online magazine composed of a network of innovators working towards a healthier planet and a brighter future. It publishes environmental news and commentary on important issues such as climate, sustainability, and social justice among...

Global Change Institute

The independent research center aims to address “grand challenges which deliver impact to society, the economy, the environment, and culture”, working to “foster the development of pathways to research impact.” Their “challenge-based...

Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing

A corporate research institute focused “to help mobilize capital to sustainable enterprises, via global markets and the investors who drive them” among its clients and with academic institutions. Publications: Impact Investing Guides Insights...

IMD Global Center for Sustainability Leadership

Is a division of the highly-rated International Institute for Management Development formed due to the merge of two business schools. It strives to “develop successful global leaders who will create the sustainable institutions of tomorrow.” Its corporate...

Global Fund for Women

It envisions a world “where movements for gender justice have transformed power and privilege for a few into equity and equality for all.” With this in mind, they “fund bold, ambitious, and expansive gender justice movements to create meaningful...

Global Governance Watch

The Global Governance Watch is a project of the Washington, D.C.-based Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, which aims to; “raise awareness about global governance trends and developments to monitor how the work of transnational organizations...

Global Network for Disaster Reduction

The international network of organisations is  “committed to working together to improve the lives of people affected by disasters worldwide.” It was “initiated with the close support of the Secretariat of the UN-International Strategy for Disaster...

Ethical Corporation

It works to help “businesses around the globe do the right thing by their customers and the world” as it will not only “guarantee a future for all” but also makes “good business sense.”  In an attempt to encourage this, they provide...

Global Greengrants Fund

It aims to achieve “global environmental justice, rooted in cultural integrity, led by communities and grassroots movements.” As such, they work to mobilize “resources for communities worldwide to protect our shared planet and work toward a more...

Global Greens

It’s an international partnership of  “environmental movements, green parties, NGOs, foundations, think tanks, institutes and individuals working cooperatively to implement the Global Greens Charter.” The Charter sets out their “core values of...

Global Climate Change Alliance

Global Climate Change Alliance (2007; Europe; gcca.eu) It aims to support developing countries which are vulnerable to “climate change in implementing their national commitments, such as their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation...

Global Campaign Against Poverty

It aims to “build a strong and progressive global action against poverty and inequalities with a Southern leadership to ensure that nobody is left behind”. The growing alliance with national coalitions in >100 countries brings together trade unions,...

PeaceWomen

Is a program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). It promotes “feminist peace by strengthening women’s meaningful participation, transforming gendered power, and bridging local gender conflict analysis with global efforts to...

Green Map System

Is a network that aims to “bring people of all ages together to discover, share and care for their communities.” It “empowers a diverse global movement mapping local green living, nature, social and cultural resources in cities, villages and neighborhoods in 65...

Overseas Cooperative Development Council

A global initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which provides grants and guidance. This allows them to pursue “cooperative-building and-strengthening activities target governance, leadership, gender empowerment, youth engagement,...

German Marshall Fund

The non-partisan policy organization is “committed to the idea that the United States and Europe are stronger together.” It champions the “principles of democracy, human rights, and international cooperation”, working on issues that are...

Natural Resources Defense Council

Is an organization that combines the power of members and “online activists with the expertise of some 700 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.” It works to...

NewClimate Institute

Is a limited-liability, non-profit company bringing an action on climate change from ideas to implementation. It supports “sustainable and climate-resilient development through research, policy analysis, design, and knowledge sharing.” Topics areas:...

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition/GAIN (2002; Geneva; 100+Staff; gainhealth.org) It was “launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition” with an aim to transform food systems to make “healthier food choices...

Fossil Free

It’s a global movement that aims to “end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.” It does so by leveraging power where it’s most effective — in local communities. They bring those communities together,...

Four C Association

It’s a “membership-driven organization of coffee farmers, trade & industry and civil society”, which works towards “improving economic, social & environmental conditions through more sustainable and transparent practices for all who...

Folke Bernadotte Academy

The “Swedish government agency for peace, security and development” conducts “training, research and method development in order to strengthen peacebuilding and statebuilding in conflict and post-conflict countries.” It also recruits civilian...

Federation of German Scientists

It is a network of scientists from various academic disciplines, who “critically reflect on their responsibility for the effects of their scientific research and technical development, and who use their expertise to actively take part in the social debate on...

Human Rights First

Is a nonpartisan, international, human rights organization. It works as “an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals” by building bipartisan coalitions and collaborating “with frontline activists...

Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre

The multidisciplinary research centre engages in efficient and effective cybersecurity capacity-building and policymaking. It is working towards complementary models that provide “nations with a comprehensive framework to make better-informed decisions to...

Skoll Foundation

It has a vision of  living in a “sustainable world of peace and prosperity”. The foundations works to catalyzes transformational social change “by supporting the social entrepreneurs who recognize the systems in need of change and then advance social...

Fairtrade International

The product-oriented multistakeholder group of organizations works to “secure a better deal for producers”, aiming to protect workers and farmers, promoting their lives through trade. Its work is guided by a “global strategy focused on ensuring that...

Ethical Trading Initiative

The initiative strives to be a “driving force in ethical trade “by influencing businesses to “act responsibly and promote decent work.” It encourages respect for workers by working to “tackle the complex challenges of today’s global...

EUROCITIES

The network of major European cities brings “the local governments of more than 140 large cities in 39 European countries” together. It provides a “platform for its member cities to share knowledge and ideas, exchange experiences, analyze common...

FrameWorks Institute

Is a nonprofit research organization supporting “mission-driven organizations build public will for progressive change.” By using social science methods to study how people understand social issues, it developed “evidence-based techniques that help...

ETC Group

It works to “address the socioeconomic and ecological issues surrounding new technologies that could have an impact on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people”. They investigate “ecological erosion (including the erosion of cultures and human...

Ethical Markets Media

It aims “to foster the evolution of capitalism beyond current models based on materialism, maximizing self-interest and profit, competition and fear of scarcity. As we move further into the Information Age, we learn that information and knowledge are not scarce,...

Engineers Without Borders USA

The nonprofit humanitarian organization was established to “support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while providing transformative experiences that enrich global...

Green Economy Coalition

Is a “civil society alliance composed of a diverse set of over 50 organizations from around the world representing a range of sectors, NGOs, businesses, research institutes, UN organisations and trade unions.” Its “secretariat is hosted by the International Institute...

Green Climate Fund

Is an operating entity of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), “dedicated to helping developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.” It seeks to promote a “paradigm shift to low-emission and...

Green America

Is a nonprofit, membership organization that strives to “harness economic power—the strength of consumers, businesses and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.” It provides the “economic strategies, resources and organizing...

Green Alpha Advisors

Is an “asset management firm, founded on the belief that in order to live and thrive on our planet, we must make an inevitable economic and technological transition to sustainability.” Its investment strategies “address core economic concerns emerging from the risks...

IBON International

The international service institution cooperates “with social movements and civil society constituencies in all regions of the world, especially in the global South and among marginalised groups.” It seeks capacity development of peoples’ movements for...

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

An association that encourages multinational corporations “to promote more sustainable and just practices” advocating for corporate social responsibility. Program areas: Corporate Governance Climate Change Responsible Finance Food Justice Health Human Rights Investor...

Global Innovation Fund

A nonprofit innovation fund investing “in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world.” It supports “breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises,...

The Gund Institute for Environment

The research centre is tied to the University of Vermount. It  brings scholars and decision-makers together and focuses on environmental issues; “offering graduate-level training where students are exposed to a wide range of expertise, perspectives, and...

Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

It exists to uphold the “Responsibility to Protect” principle, working towards it’s advancement “at the UN and beyond”. To this end, it “engages in advocacy around specific crises, conducts research designed to further understanding of R2P,...

International Fund for Agricultural Development

This specialized agency of the UN finances agricultural development projects primarily for food production in developing countries, with the goal of eradicating rural poverty and hunger. They focus on the people in rural areas who depend on agriculture and related...

Grassroots International

It supports community-led sustainable development projects, working to “create a just and sustainable world by building alliances with progressive movements.” The organization “provides grants to our Global South partners and joins them in advocating for social...

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (2005; Miami, FL; 30 staff; ggjalliance.org) Is an alliance of “over 60 US-based grassroots organizing groups comprised of working and poor people and communities of color.” GGJ brings these “groups into a long-term process of...

Environmental Health Perspectives

The open access “monthly journal of environmental health research and news published with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.” It publishes “high-quality original research, reviews, and commentaries on all...

Graham Sustainability Institute

Is an institute that “mobilizes the expertise and passion of scholars, partners, and decision-makers to work together and bring world-class research to real-world sustainability challenges.” It “uses three key levers of change to work toward a more sustainable future;...

International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture

Is an international, agricultural research center focused on marginal environments. It “identifies, tests and introduces resource-efficient as well as climate-smart crops and technologies that are best suited to different regions affected by salinity, water...

Peace Development Fund

Peace Development Fund (1981; Amherst, United States; 6 staff; peacedevelopmentfund.org) Is a non-profit public foundation whose mission is “to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training, and other resources as partners in the...

The Organic Center

Is a non-profit research and education organization. It strives to “conduct and convene credible, evidence-based science on the environmental and health effects of organic food and farming and communicate the findings to the public.” Publications: Resource Library...

Open Government Partnership

Is a multilateral initiative working to secure commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies for governance. It “brings together government and civil society champions of reform who believe...

Omidyar Network

Is a social change venture working “to reimagine critical systems and the ideas that govern them.” It “focuses on building more inclusive and equitable societies in which individuals have the social, economic, and democratic power to thrive.”...

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

It was established to “create positive outcomes for future generations” by fostering “path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the Bay Area.” The foundation is willing to...

Post-Carbon Institute

Is a think tank providing information and analysis “on climate change, energy scarcity, and other issues related to sustainability and long term community resilience.” It strives to “lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world...