Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL)

An economic movement working with forward-thinking cities, businesses, teachers, and community groups worldwide to investigate and demonstrate how to create economies that meet the needs of all people while remaining within the limits of the living planet, to empower...

The Climate Center

A climate and energy policy nonprofit working to reduce climate pollution on a large scale. Envisions “a future in which everyone in California has access to clean air and water, renewable and reliable energy, nutritious food, thriving nature, and other...

Clean Energy Transition Institute

A nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating an equitable clean energy transition in the Northwest. It advances technical, economic, and equitable decarbonization solutions focused on the unique characteristics of four states: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and...

The Climate Registry

A non-profit organization that empowers organizations in North America to do more in the fight against climate change. Provides best-in-class services and tools to assist businesses, governments, and institutions in reducing emissions. Publications: Carbon Footprint...

Climate Investment Funds

A multilateral fund facilitates pioneering climate-smart planning and action in low and middle-income economies, many of which are the least prepared but most vulnerable to the challenges of climate change. Responds to the global climate crisis by providing...

Climate Action

A formal partnership with UN Environment currently working with a network “of UN Agencies, major donors, governments, NGOs​, intergovernmental organisations and over 1000 private sector companies.” Aims to facilitate through a series of award-winning...

Adaptation Fund

An organization providing funding for projects and programs that assist vulnerable communities in developing countries to adapt to climate change. Initiatives are based on the country’s needs, perspectives, and priorities. The Fund is primarily supported by...

Climate Justice Project

A research project from the University of New South Wales seeking to make accessible discussions of the justice-related issues that underpin an effective climate-change response. In their understanding, a climate transition needs to be based on the latest scientific...

Great Plains Institute

A nonprofit organization transforming the energy system to benefit both the economy and the environment. Works to strengthen communities and increase economic opportunity by creating higher-paying jobs, expanding the United States’ industrial base, and...

Clean Air Fund

A global philanthropic entity funding organizations worldwide that reduce outdoor air pollution, improve human health and accelerate decarbonization. Brings together funders, researchers, policymakers, and activists to find and scale solutions to ensure clean air for...

Agora Verkehrswende

A think tank promoting environmentally friendly mobility. It is non-partisan and non-profit and collaborates with key stakeholders in politics, business, academia, and civil society to decarbonize transportation. The think-tank team creates evidence-based policy...

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...

Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena)

A think tank working “for the applied energy transition and climate protection.” Its studies, pilot projects, platforms and initiatives aim to set impulses, develop standards and promote the development of a sustainable energy system. Works for framework...

Agentur für Erneuerbare Energien (AEE)

A German non-profit organization working to explain the opportunities and benefits of a renewable energy supply, ranging from climate protection to energy security and local value creation. Disseminates information about the opportunities and benefits of renewable...

Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)

A non-profit organization promoting policy implementation and an energy efficiency market. Works with industry and government to transform the market for energy-efficient products and services, helping India meet its energy security, clean energy, and climate change...

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...

Algae Biomass Organization

It envisions a society in humanity prospers through it’s access to sustainable and productive resources. Its objective is to support the creation of viable commercial markets for algae-derived renewable and sustainable goods. To this end, it has developed a...

MIT Energy Initiative

“MIT’s hub for energy research, education, and outreach” that “links science, innovation, and policy to transform the world’s energy systems.” It works to “develop low- and no-carbon solutions to efficiently, affordably, and...

Oxford Energy Network 

A network bringing together academics from the University of Oxford to solve the main technological, social, economic, and policy difficulties of delivering safe, cheap, and sustainable energy for everybody. These researchers collaborate with a wide range of industry...

University of Sheffield Energy Institute

An institute working on pioneering and multidisciplinary research. Its experts have a long history of performing energy research, with experience in energy storage, carbon capture, use, and storage, nuclear, wind, solar power, biofuels, conventional electricity,...

European Energy Research Alliance

A membership-based non-profit association working in the coordination of public research efforts aimed at developing more efficient and cost-effective sustainable energy solutions. It is the research pillar of the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), which...

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

A non-profit organization focused on delivering timely knowledge and creative policy solutions that will lead to a cleaner, more secure, and sustainable energy future. Works to accomplish our vision of a sustainable, resilient, and equitable society by advancing...

European Renewable Energy Research Centres Agency

An advocate association for renewable energy research, representing European Research Centres involved in the field. Its mission is to promote and assist the development of new technology and human resources that will allow for a rapid transition to a sustainable...

NEOM

It is a megacity project in Tabuk Province, northern Saudi Arabia, presently under development. Its purpose is to include innovative city technologies and be a tourist attraction. It is expected to cover 26,500 km2 (10,200 sq mi) and span 170 kilometers along the Red...

Nature4Climate

A multi-organization strategic communications platform aimed at increasing the visibility of natural climate solutions and catalyzing action on the ground. It brings together organizations from across the globe in a collaborative effort to increase investment in and...

Regenerative Society Foundation

A business-driven coalition of the commercial sector, institutions, academia, NGOs, spiritual leaders, and people working together to establish a regenerative economy and a more sustainable future. As a non-profit and participative foundation using a systemic approach...

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...

Tree-Nation

A forestry platform and an official UNEP partner allowing people and businesses to plant trees all around the globe. It employs technology to make tree planting as straightforward as possible. It aims to reforest the planet via tree planting to combat climate change....

Solar Impulse Foundation

An environmental non-profit that provides political and economic decision-makers with the tools they need to adopt much more ambitious energy and environmental policies. The Foundation will assist them in charting a course to meet their environmental goals. Topics:...

Wagenengin Environment Research

A joint venture of Wageningen University and the Wageningen Research Foundation, whose mission is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life.” Its strength lies in its ability to combine the forces of specialized research...

TransitionZero

A company combining financial and industry experience with technology to speed up a transition to zero carbon. Acquires real-time insights about the economic vulnerability of fossil fuel assets using satellite images, machine learning, and financial modelling....

Stop Ecocide International

A global campaign to expand the global movement to make ecocide a criminal offense on a global scale. Its primary focus is on mobilizing and creating worldwide cross-sector support for this. They work with diplomats, legislators, lawyers, corporate leaders,...

Sustainable Development Policy Institute

A policy research institute focused on all aspects of development, including livelihoods, the environment, and the economy. Its mission is to serve as a source of expertise for policy analysis and development, policy intervention, and policy and program advisory...

Siena International School on Sustainable Development

Initially, the first training project in Italy was to investigate subjects relevant to the execution of the UN 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 2022 welcomes academics, managers, officials from business and public organizations, and...

Protect Our Winters

A nonpartisan network of athletes, scientists, creatives, and business leaders working as an environmental hub to lessening the effects of climate change on sports and local mountain communities. It has over 140,000 supporters globally and reinvests public and private...

Plant-for-the-Planet

A global initiative to restore forest ecosystems to combat climate change and biodiversity loss. Empowers youth, restores ecosystems, performs restoration research, and provides free software tools and restoration guidance to organizations worldwide. Projects: Yucatán...

Planet Based Treaty

A grassroots campaign aimed to put food systems at the forefront of solving the climate problem as a companion to the UNFCCC/Paris Agreement. Seeks to reverse the extensive deterioration of important ecosystems caused by animal husbandry and to promote a shift to...

Planet Tracker

A non-profit financial think tank working to connect capital markets with planetary boundaries. Generates breakthrough analytics to integrate the knowledge of financial market professionals with environmental, industry, and scientific experts, speaking about...

1t.org

A “platform for the trillion tree community” part of the World Economic Forum’s work to promote nature-based solutions in support of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030). Works to connect, engage, and mobilize a global reforestation...

One Ocean Foundation

A project for ocean conservation aiming to inspire global leaders, companies, institutions, and citizens to expedite solutions to ocean concerns by supporting a sustainable blue economy and spreading knowledge about marine ecosystems through ocean literacy. It...

Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP)

An initiative from the UN Secretary General, the UN Environment Programme and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. It is the only sizeable multi-stakeholder collaboration focused on methane emissions reporting. It offers a reliable platform to help member companies...

MiningWatch Canada

A pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, aboriginal, and labor organizations from around the country. It addresses the critical need for a coordinated public interest response “For Peoples and Planet” to the threats to public...

Institute for Climate and Society (iCS)

A philanthropic organization supporting programs and organizations that aim to enhance the Brazilian economy and geopolitical posture and reduce inequality by addressing climate change and delivering sustainable solutions.Embraces its objective via practical and...

Igarape Institute

An independent think tank focused on proposing solutions and partnerships to global challenges through research, new technologies, communication, and policy advocacy. Works with governments, the private sector and civil society to design solutions based on data. It...

Humanities for the Environment

A global initiative of regional observatories seeking to uncover “how the humanities may contribute to pro-environmental behaviour.” As a networking tool fueled by concerns about the role of the humanities in meeting the challenges posed by the United...

Global Carbon Project

It is a Future Earth Global Research Project and a research partner of the World Climate Research Programme. It was formed to collaborate with the international scientific community to develop a common and mutually agreed-upon knowledge base to support policy debate...

Global Fishing Watch

A partnership between Oceana, SkyTruth, and Google acting as an open-access online tool to track global fishing apparent activity in near-real time and provides the world’s first global view of commercial fishing. Aims to advance ocean governance by envisioning...

Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

A global campaign to establish an international mechanism to manage a rapid and equitable transition away from coal, oil, and gas. Works to phase out fossil fuels, support dependent economies, workers, and communities in diversifying away from fossil fuels, ensure...

FONA

The Federal Research Ministry (BMBF) decided to double its climate protection and sustainability research funding to four billion euros over the next five years through the Research for Sustainability (FONA) Strategy. It focuses on the global Sustainable Development...

Emissions Analytics

An independent global testing and data specialist on real-world vehicle emissions. This has been accomplished through vehicle emissions testing using Portable Emissions Measuring Systems (PEMS), resulting in a proprietary EQUA Index test cycle that compares real-world...

Data-Driven EnviroLab

An international group of interdisciplinary researchers, scientists, programmers, and visual designers; employs cutting-edge data analytics to extract signals from large-scale and unusual datasets and develop policy solutions to contemporary environmental issues....

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,...

Center for Global Commons

The research center was established to realize then-President Makoto Gonokami’s vision that “universities should play a leading role in driving social change through collaborative creation with leaders in a wide range of fields that transcend the boundaries of...

Berkeley Earth

An independent non-profit providing comprehensive open-source global air pollution data and highly accessible global temperature data that is “timely, unbiased, and verified.” Also, they investigate the nature of the relationships between this data and...

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...

Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens

A research centre that applies its expertise and network to promote global peace, poverty eradication, youth and women empowerment, justice, and human rights. It believes sustainable development is achieved through global citizenship, shared responsibility,...

Global Environmental Education Partnership

Coordinated by North American Association for Environmental Education, seeks to create a global learning network for environmental education. Stands for EE programs incorporating social, economic, and environmental issues. Main initiatives concern building leadership...

Mission 4.7

Draws on UNESCO’s global leadership in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), as mandated by its Member States and the United Nations General Assembly, respectively, as well as its responsibility for SDG Target 4.7...

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...

Catalyst 2030

A collaborative movement for joint action aiming to build a broad, multi-stakeholder movement to transform systems. It gathers NGOs, social companies, mediators, funders, and social change innovators working to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, inspired by...

Geneva Water Hub

A joint Project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the University of Geneva working under the motto “Hydropolitics Towards Peace and Security.”  As of 2017, it became a Centre of the University of Geneva.  Water crisis is the highest global risk,...

WEF Nexus Research Group

A Texas A&M University-affiliated research group addressing the complexity of global risks and changes affecting the water, energy, and food sectors. The group’s approach addresses the various stakeholders affected by these changes. The nexus platform...

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...

Bezos Earth Fund

Jeff Bezos established the Bezos Earth Fund to provide grants to organizations working to combat climate change. The Fund will investigate different scientific and technological innovation aspects. Works to identify areas where it can make a difference and help...

Nature Map Earth

A global map of biodiversity and other natural services aids decision-making at the global, regional, and national levels. Policymakers and other organizations can use the Nature Map to operationalize conservation and restoration goals by mapping their various...

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...

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

A state agency with authority to develop and implement programs and projects to protect Louisiana’s coastal areas. The CPRA’s mission is to create and implement a master coastal restoration and protection plan. Collaborates with various political...

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...

Aquaculture Research Network

The UHI’s Aquaculture Hub works to facilitate impactful research, knowledge exchange and education that supports sustainable growth and resilience in the aquaculture industry, and in the communities where we operate together. Ir provides advice on the...

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...

Urban Ocean Lab

A think tank dedicated to the development of practical and rigorous policies to restore and sustain coastal cities. A focal point for thought leadership on solutions that can assist cities in meeting their climate and ocean goals. Developing effective policies for...

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...

Finance for Biodiversity Pledge

A commitment by financial institutions to protect and restore biodiversity. It has five steps that financial firms can take to make their actions more sustainable. Financial firms will aim to improve their performance and contribute to biodiversity conservation...

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...

Coral Vita Conservancy

A charitable organization established to enhance the work of Coral Vita Inc., which is focused on restoring coastal ecosystems. Through its charitable activities, it increases the impact of its work on local ecosystems and communities. The Conservancy is a project of...

Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

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

SeaBOS

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

Shift Project

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

Energy Futures Initiative

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

Global Public Health Program and the Common Good

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

Plant Based Products Council

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

ReSEES Laboratory

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

Gro Intelligence

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

Alliance for Science

The Alliance is an initiative based at the Boyce Thompson Institute, an independent nonprofit research institute. It seeks to promote access to scientific innovation as a means of enhancing food security, improving environmental sustainability, and raising the quality...

Center on Food Security and the Environment

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

Center for United Nations Constitutional Research

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

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

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

Cascade Institute

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

Canadian Climate Institute

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

Biodiversity Finance Program

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

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...

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...

UNESCO Office for Climate Education

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

World’s Largest Lesson

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

EAUC

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

Global Schools Program

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

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...

High Seas Alliance

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

Zero Hour

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

Xenergy

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

Vivid Economics

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

Temasek Ecosperity Week

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

MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative

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

Clean Creatives

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

Club of Amsterdam Journal

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

Climate Media Lab

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

SDG Knowledge Hub

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

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...

North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council

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

ProSPER.Net

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

Outlaw Ocean Project

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

Investable Oceans

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

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance

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

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...

Infarm

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

Environment and Climate Change Canada

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

Economist Impact

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

Clean Shipping Coalition

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

World Central Kitchen

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...

Textile Exchange

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

UNOPS

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...

Bank Track

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

Sustainable Markets Initiative

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

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...

Laboratory for Sciences of Climate & Environment

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

Global Choices

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

Global Development Policy Center

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

Global Commons Alliance

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

Evolved Energy Research

A consulting company advising on strategies “for deep decarbonization of the energy economy”. Works to “address key energy sector questions accelerated by policy goals and new technology development.” Publications:...

Evergreen Action

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

Enel Foundation

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

Eunomia Research & Consulting

An independent environmental consultancy focused “to inspire positive change by defining what is possible and the actions required to make it happen” regarding environmental policy. Works with a “rigorous approach to evidence-based research 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...

Committee on World Food Security

A international and intergovernmental platform for stakeholders working “to ensure food security and nutrition for all.” It uses a multi-stakeholder approach that “develops and endorses policy recommendations and guidance on a wide range of food...

Clean Arctic Alliance

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

BankFWD

A network of individuals and organizations whose mission “is to accelerate the transition to a just, zero-carbon economy by influencing banks to align their business strategies with the 1.5° target of the Paris Climate Agreement.” Publications:...

Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit

This “annual Summit brings together senior business leaders, chief sustainability officers, sustainability reporting experts and practitioners, standards-setters, regulators and policy-makers and other key stakeholders from within and outside Asia.” You...

Amazon Climate Pledge Fund

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

Center for Human Rights and Global Justice

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

Carbon Mapper

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

Business for Nature

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

Munich Security Conference

A leading forum for debating international security policy. Aims to address the most pressing security concerns. Strives to be a hub between “heads of state and government, ministers, leading figures of international and non-governmental organizations, as well...

Weathering Risk

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

Safina Center

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

Scientists for Global Responsibility

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

Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency

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

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...

MSCI

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

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...

2022 Initiative Foundation

It’s purpose is to engage support and resources towards a sustainable world. They are using their resources to support sustainable development from a holistic point of view including social, economical and ecological aspects.  

TerraPraxis

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

Resources for the Future

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...

Adec Foundation Inc.

They work to design, develop, and deliver innovative solutions and services in critical areas of sustainable development through “fully integrated, cost-effective industry expertise, business process & data management, and software services.” Their...

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...

TerraPower

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

Science Based Targets Initiative

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

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

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

The Resilience Shift

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

Power Shift Africa

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

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

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

Mission Possible Partnership

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

Marine Conservation Society

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

Japan Bosai Platform

An association of private companies with leading bosai solutions. Its goal is “to make society disaster-resilient and sustainable by sharing Japanese bosai solutions with the world.” Publications: News Activities Bosai Solution Database Solutions...

Sustainability Guide

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

Mothers Out Front

The climate activist group in the US is focused on fighting natural gas leaks. The group of mothers, grandmothers, and other caregivers come together to make climate change an issue that our leaders can no longer ignore. They are building a powerful grassroots...

Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs

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

USAID

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...

Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna

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

Phononic

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

Heliogen HelioHeat

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

Greenfaith International Network

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

Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

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

Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

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

Foundation for Food and Agriculture

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

Climate Real Impact Solutions

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

Climate Power

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

Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative

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

Carbon180

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

Carbon Direct

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

Campaign Against Arms Trade

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

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...

Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

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

AEGEE

The European interdisciplinary student 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...

Sustainable Harvest International

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

American Forests

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

African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)

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

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)

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

Winrock International

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

Institut Montaigne

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

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...

Clean Air Asia

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

East Asia Clean Air Cities (EACAC)

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

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...

Institute of Water Policy

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

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

The capacity building institution works to inform economic policies in sub-Saharan Africa. It’s focused on the “advancement of economic policy research and training”, aiming to “strengthen local capacity for conducting independent, rigorous...

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 Forest Forum

The Forum emerged from a project that was conducted by the African Forest Research Network at the African Academy of Sciences, with the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. It voices the concerns...

WeForest

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

African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

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...

Center for Security and Emerging Technology

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

African Wildlife Foundation

Their new ten-year strategic vision aims to “change the debate, proposing that African governments do not have to choose conservation over development or vice versa”, and encourage people to consider “how to embrace the future and create an Africa...

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...

Right. Based on Science

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

India Water Foundation

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

Corporate Leaders Group

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

IBON International Foundation

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

The Sunrise Project

  The global network of changemakers believe in the “power of social movements to change the world.” They take a system-wide view of the causes of, and solutions to, the climate crisis and are continually looking for opportunities to catalyse...

Asian Competitive Institute

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

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...

GRID Arendal

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

Inter-American Dialogue

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...

Speed & Scale

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

Mosa Meat

A food technology company creating production methods for cultured meat. Its “motivation was to find a new method to make real meat to feed our fast-growing population in a sustainable, healthy and animal-friendly way.” Publications: Blog Press FAQ...

Climate Visuals

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

Singapore Institute of International Affairs

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

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,...

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...

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

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

University of Sustainability

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...

World Weather Attribution Project

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

Upstream Solutions

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

The Trust for Public Land

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

TPG Rise Climate

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

Centre on Asia and Globalization (CAG)

The centre is located at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. It’s dedicated to conducting in-depth research on developments in the Asia-Pacific and beyond, with a focus on two broad areas – the prospects of regional...

Sustainable Food Trust

The registered charity that was founded in response “to the worsening human and environmental crises that are associated with the vast majority of today’s food and farming systems.” It’s envisions a “food and farming systems which nourish the...

Global Forest Coalition

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

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

A company limited supporting “political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies in a globalised world” through “developing policy and advising governments.” Focus Areas: Covid-19 Global Challenges Technology...

Stop Funding Heat

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

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.”...

Center For Environmental Concerns (CEC)

They envision a strong “environmental movement that asserts and gains reforms in the Philippine environmental situation, and advances pro-people, patriotic, progressive, and scientific environmental policies.” To this end, they “work to cultivate...

Plastic Oceans International

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

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...

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...

Planet

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

Nia Tero

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

Environmental Economics Unit (EEU)

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

KR Foundation

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

International Center for Climate and Development

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

Institute for New Economic Thinking

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

Intentional Endowment Network

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

Center for Social and Economic Research

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

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,...

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...

Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN)

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

Global Ocean Observing System

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

Earth System Governance Project

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

Global Solutions Initiative

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

Council of Councils

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...

Council on Strategic Risks

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

The Millennium Project

An independent non-profit “global participatory think tank” of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers” that collects and assesses judgments on 15 Global Challenges, presented in its bi-annual State of the Future Report (annual until 2012).  The...

Institute for Future Initiatives

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

Global Governance Institute

An independent, non-profit think tank that brings together policy-makers, scholars, and practitioners from the world’s leading institutions in order to devise, strengthen and improve forward-looking approaches to global governance. They work for a more equitable,...

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...

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...

Fashion Revolution

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

World Future Council

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

Global Challenges Foundation

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

Future Earth

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

Global Future Councils

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,...

Center for International Climate Research

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

Center for Humane Technology

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

Blue Earth Alliance

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

American Clean Power Association

It is acts as the “voice of companies from across the clean power sector that are powering America’s future and providing cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis while creating jobs, spurring massive investment in the U.S. economy, and driving high-tech...

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 Solid Waste Association

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

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

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

Water Environment Federation

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

Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives

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

International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)

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...

Brighter Green

A non-profit policy action tank aiming “to raise awareness and encourage dialogue on issues that span the environment, animals and sustainable development.” It works in the U.S. and internationally with a focus on the countries of the global South and a...

Foundation for Environment Education (FEE)

An environmental education organisation present in 77 countries that through its five programmes aims to “empower people to take meaningful and purposeful action to help create a more sustainable world.” Their educational programmes, Eco-Schools, LEAF and...

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...

Bioregional Development Group (Bioregional)

An organization working “with partners to create better places for people to live, work and do business.” It provides “advisory services to companies, public sector bodies and property development projects to help them achieve their sustainability...

START

An organization dedicated “to strengthen capacities for global environmental change science in Africa and Asia that addresses critical sustainability challenges.” Their programs and partnerships provide opportunities for training, research, education and...

Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE)

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

Regions4 Sustainable Development

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

Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW)

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...

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

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

Plastic Change

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

Health and Environment Alliance

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

New World Hope Organisation (NWHO)

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

The Lancet COVID-19 Commission

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

Munich Environmental Institute

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

Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk

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

Center on Global Energy Policy

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

International Hydropower Association

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

International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA)

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

International Dairy Federation

An international “source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. IDF represents over 75% of current total milk production worldwide.” Its mission is “to represent the dairy sector worldwide by providing the best...

Climeworks

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

Carbon Engineering

This company has a proof-of-concept plant in Squamish, British Columbia, that can directly capture 1 ton of carbon from ambient air. Their goal is to have this first plant ignite an industry by demonstrating that megaton-scale Direct Air Capture technology is...

Worldometer

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

Children & Nature Network

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

International Council on Mining and Metals – ICMM

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

Cambodian Development Research Institute

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...

Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air

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

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 Society of Doctors for the Environment

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

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...

The Water Institute at UNC

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

EAT Foundation

A non-profit founded by the Stordalen Foundation, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Welcome Trust “to catalyze a food system transformation” to feed a growing global population with healthy food. The three organizations intend to use their experience in health,...

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...

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...

Center for a Livable Future

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

FXB International

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

Center for Biological Diversity

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

Health Care Without Harm

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

Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions

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

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...

Center for Climate Change Communication

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

Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

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

Clean Air Task Force

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

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...

Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development

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

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...

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

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

Environmental Integrity Project

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

Center for Global Change Science

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

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...

Clean Air Council

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

Stockholm Environment Institute

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....

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...

FIA Foundation

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

Security Council Report

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

Belmont Forum

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...

Climate Council

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

UN Principles for Responsible Investment

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

Pew Charitable Trusts

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

Interfaith Power & Light

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

GreenFaith

An organization that “strives to build a worldwide, multi-faith climate and the environmental movement.” Its members strive to “create communities to transform themselves, their spiritual institutions, and society to protect the planet and create a compassionate,...

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...

Heartwood

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

World Water Assessment Programme

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

ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS)

A research center dedicated to studying “sociopolitical, security, and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment.” It strives to “stimulate research and debate within scholarly circles,...

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)

A think-tank striving to “develop an alternative framework for peace and security in South Asia and its extended neighborhood.” It aims to bring policy-relevant research into scholarly and public debate through “an emphasis on events, capacity...

Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

A research institute dedicated “to producing high-quality, topical information on international relations and the EU.” Consequently, it “conducts research, organizes domestic and international seminars, and publishes reports on its research as well...

Gulf Research Center (GRC)

A nonprofit think tank that conducts “research on a range of issues relating to the Gulf region.” It aims “to conduct scholarly, high-quality research on all aspects of the wider strategic Gulf region, including the GCC countries as well as Iran,...

Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)

An independent institute and non-profit Swedish organization dedicated to “monitoring and analyzing the world.” It “strives to create an open conversation about a complex world – a conversation founded in quality research and accessible...

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...

International Whaling Commission

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

Aidenvironment

The organization works to achieve transformative sector change though sustainability research, strategy and implementation. They produce actionable insights and implement sustainable solutions to help protect and restore ecosystems and improve livelihoods in...

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...

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

It provides “fresh ideas on Australia’s defense and strategic policy choices”, working to “inform the public on strategic and defense issues, generating new ideas for the government, and fostering strategic expertise in Australia.”...

European Council on Foreign Relations

A think-tank working to conduct “cutting-edge independent research on European foreign and security policy and to provide a safe meeting space for decision-makers, activists and influencers to share ideas.” It aims to “build coalitions for change at...

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...

Arab Forum for Environment and Development

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

Central and Eastern European Web for Biodiversity

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

Modern War Institute

The Modern War Institute “is a national resource within the Dept of Military Instruction that studies recent and on-going conflicts.” It aims to create intellectual capacities to win in a complex world. Moreover, it seeks to “research, educate, and...

Center for Large Landscape Conservation

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

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

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

Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)

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...

Earth Blox

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

Earth Overshoot Day

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

International Federation of Environmental Health

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

Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

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

Feeding 10 Billion

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

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...

Arctic Portal

It’s a “comprehensive gateway to the Arctic”; providing access to “news, data, information, and organizations across the Arctic.” It also facilitates “information sharing and cooperation between public and private parties and...

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...

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...

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.”...

Sustainability Academy

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

Network for Business Sustainability

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

Biofuelwatch

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

Carbon Literacy Project

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

World Environment Center

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

Ørsted

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

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...

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...

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...

The Green Web Foundation

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

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 Political and Peacebuilding Affairs

A United Nations department playing “a central role in United Nations efforts to prevent deadly conflict and build sustainable peace around the world.” It works to monitors and assess “global political developments with an eye to detecting potential...

Deep Isolation

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

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...

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,...

The Sustainability Network

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

Independent Diplomat

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...

Arctic Institute of North America

A university research institute based at the University of Calgary. It strives to “advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities and to acquire, preserve and disseminate...

Global Network Against Food Crises

An alliance of “humanitarian and development actors united by the commitment to tackle the root causes of food crises by promoting sustainable solutions through shared analysis and knowledge, strengthened coordination in evidence-based responses and collective...

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...

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...

The Climate Vulnerable Forum

An “international partnership of 48 developing countries that are highly vulnerable to a warming planet” working together to tackle “global climate change to survive in thrive.” It serves as a “South-South cooperation platform for participating governments to act...

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...

Alliance to Save Energy

A bipartisan non-profit alliance composed of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders advocating for enhanced energy productivity to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security, affordability and reliability.” They...

Global Climate & Health Alliance

It’s made up of “health NGOs, health professional organizations, and health and environment alliances from around the world”. They work together to “tackle climate change and to protect and promote public health” and achieve their...

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...

Partnerships for Change

A non-profit organization dedicated to “the promotion of sustainable development through direct humanitarian action, transforming social and economic conditions of underserved communities, globally.” It is dedicated to “elevating and empowering...

Sustainable Food Laboratory

The global network of organizations works to facilitate market-based solutions to the “key issues that are necessary for a healthy and sustainable food system to feed a growing world.” They use “collaborative learning to build strong alliances that...

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...

Waterkeeper Alliance

Waterkeeper Alliance ensures that the “world’s Waterkeeper groups are as connected to each other as they are to their local waters, organizing the fight for clean water into a coordinated global movement”.  As the “largest and fastest-growing...

Ren 21: Renewables Now

As a “global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry”, it “provides up-to-date and peer-reviewed facts, figures and analysis of global developments in technology, policies, and markets” aiming to...

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...

US-China Clean Energy Research Center

A partnership between the Chinese National Energy Agency and the United States Department of Energy. It aims to achieve large-scale adoption of low energy buildings across both the U.S. and China by “providing a supportive platform for collaborative research,...

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...

SDSN Youth

A program of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network; an initiative launched to mobilize global expertise and the youth around the SDGs. It aims to promote integrated approaches through education, research, policy analysis, and global cooperation....

Protect Our Planet Movement

An international movement that aims to “empower the youth to have active participation in addressing issues of climate change faced by our planet.” Consequently, it encourages the integration of “the ideal of sustainability with the smallest of daily...

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...

The Graduate Institute’s Environmental Committee

A forum for environmental discussions working “for a greener campus together with the administration and the city of Geneva.” It organizes debates, panel talks, excursions, film screenings and other events “that raise awareness about environmental...

Institute of Social Ethics

A research center carrying out research and teaching in social ethics. It focuses on institutions, structures, and systems. On this scientific basis, it has become an interlocutor for politics, economy, civil society, and media on a local, national, regional, and...

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 Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt)

An association of governmental organizations, churches, development agencies, civil society networks, and political foundations working towards peace and development. It pools “experience-based knowledge, peace policy expertise and consultation” with the...

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...

Geneva Water Hub

A joint Project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the University of Geneva working under the motto “Hydropolitics Towards Peace and Security.”  As of 2017, it became a Centre of the University of Geneva.  Water crisis is the highest global risk,...

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...

Youth Fusion – Abolition 2000 Youth Network

2020; Oakland, CA; 2 staff; youth-fusion.org A working group of Abolition 2000, an” international network of organizations working for the total abolition of nuclear weapons.” It acts as a “world-wide networking platform for young individuals, youth...

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...

Climate Cardinals

An international youth-led nonprofit working to “make the climate movement more accessible to those who don’t speak English.” It strives to “educate and empower a diverse coalition of people to tackle the climate crisis” by “translating...

Fridays For Future

An international youth collective grassroots movement conducting strikes to promote policy changes and climate action from governments. Consequently, it “puts moral pressure on policymakers, to make them listen to the scientists, and then to take forceful action...

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...

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

An international organization contributing to advance the understanding of “multiscale dynamic interactions between natural and social systems that affect climate” through international science coordination and partnerships “to inform the 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”...

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...

Institute for Environmental Diplomacy & Security

A “research center dedicated to both the study and practice of techniques that resolve environmental conflicts.” IEDS uses “ecological processes as tools of peace-building.” It works with stakeholders to “leverage artificial intelligence...

Crisis Management Initiative

A non-governmental organization working to “prevent and resolve conflict through informal dialogue and mediation.” It is committed to “innovative solutions to tackle issues at the heart of political conflict that prevent peace processes from moving...

Climate Interactive

Climate interactive is based on a long tradition of system dynamics modeling; their “simulations and insights help people see connections, play out scenarios, and see what works to address climate change, inequity, and related issues like energy, health, and...

Geoengineering Monitor

This project is a collaboration between ETC Group, Biofuelwatch, Heinrich Boell Foundation, and the Global Forest Coalition. The Geoengineering Monitor aims to be a “timely source for information and critical perspectives on climate engineering”, serving...

Center for Civilians in Conflict

An international organization dedicated “to promoting the protection of civilians caught in conflict.” It assesses “the causes of civilian harm in particular conflicts, crafts practical solutions to address that harm, and advocates the adoption of...

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...

Environmental Technology Publications

Environmental Technology Publications (1974; UK; envirotech-online.com) Part of the International Labmate group of companies, it publishes market-leading journals, manages and runs specialist conferences and exhibitions for the environmental and Petroleum industries....

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...

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...

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...

Global Optimism

An international movement that “exists to catalyze and inspire action on climate change.” It presents a lively weekly podcast, Outrage + Optimism, featuring special guests representing some of the most exciting voices tackling the climate crisis. Its...

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 Water Footprint Network

The Network envisions a world in which clean water is shared “fairly amongst all people to sustain thriving communities and nature’s diversity.” To this end, it brings together a “global community of dedicated individuals and committed...

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...

Calouste Glbenkian Foundation

A Portuguese institution dedicated to the promotion of the arts, philanthropy, science, and education. It develops a wide range of activities in Portugal and abroad through its own projects, or in partnership with other entities, as well as through the award of grants...

Democracy Without Borders

A non-governmental organization “that supports a holistic approach to democracy promotion that spans from the local to the global levels and at the same time embraces the dimensions of representation, participation, deliberation and co-decision.” It...

World Wildlife Fund

It’s one of the “world’s leading conservation organizations,” best known for its panda logo. Their mission is to “conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth” so that the future is one in which “people live in harmony...

International Institute for Sustainable Development

An independent think tank championing sustainable development solutions to 21st-century problems.  Their goal is a “Better living for all—sustainably.” It conducts research to foster innovation enabling societies to live sustainably. They state that: “Since it was...

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel was established by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization as the leading international body for scientific assessment of the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential...

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:...

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...

Greenpeace International

The best-known environmental activist group in the world, bases its work on the belief that the “fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.” They work towards a “green peaceful future” and believe that...

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...

International Resource Panel

International Resource Panel (2007; Paris UNEP, unep.org/resourcepanel) A group of about 40 scientists skilled in sustainable resource management issues, and governments from both developed and developing regions, as well as civil society, industrial, and...

Greater Pacific Capital

A financial firm and investment institution investing in the growth of India and its links to the rest of the world. It includes among its investment themes the following core areas: Digital Inclusion Education Inclusion Financial Inclusion Healthcare Inclusion...

Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere

A research project funded by the Family Erling-Persson Foundation, to address the economic dynamics of global change and the challenge of considering how to manage economic development and use of natural resources so as to maximize wellbeing within the frames set by...

Climate TRACE

A global coalition was created to make “meaningful climate action faster and easier by independently tracking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with unprecedented detail and speed”. It aims to drive stronger decision-making on environmental policy,...

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...

German Advisory Council on Global Change

Formally the Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung: Global Umweltverandereungen, the WBGU is an independent, scientific advisory body set up by the German government in the run-up to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit (UNCED). Its principal tasks are to analyze global...

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...

Break Free From Plastic

A global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. At the moment “more than 11,000 organizations and individual supporters from across the world have joined the movement to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics and to push for lasting...

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....

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...

Forest Stewardship Council International

A platform for forest owners, timber industries, social groups and environmental organizations to promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. The FSCI encourages forest operations that are...

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...

Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative

Is an organization that works to “sustain people, livelihoods, and quality of life.” It promotes the adoption and application of indicators for managers, policymakers and other leaders concerned with the integrity of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecosystem.  It...

Rivers Without Boundaries Coalition

Founded as a cooperation agreement between NGOs and experts from Mongolia, China, Russia and the USA to work jointly to protect transboundary rivers and solve transboundary problems related to river ecosystems in northeastern Eurasia. Their member organizations and...

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

SDSN seeks to mobilize scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem-solving at local, national, and global scales.  The network’s secretariat is hosted by Columbia University. Is...

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

A non-profit initiative that unites stakeholder to transform the palm oil industry. Its 3,300+ members represent ~20% of palm oil produced worldwide. RSPO has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce...

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...

Stockholm Resilience Centre

A world-leading science center for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity. Their vision is “a world where social-ecological systems are understood, governed and managed, to enhance human well-being and the capacity to deal with complexity and change. It...

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,...

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...

Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education audits educational institutions through the STARS program by employing a “transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.”...

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...

Nautilus Institute for Security & Sustainability

The Nautilus Institute is a public policy think-tank that strives to “build peace, create security, and restore sustainability.” To that end, it “convenes a community of scholars and practitioners who conduct research on strategies to solve...

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (1992; Auckland, New Zealand; ⁓670 staff; niwa.co.nz) A Crown-owned company under government control established to undertake scientific research and related activities in accordance with the Crown Research...

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...

Energy Storage Association

An advocacy group for the energy (storage) industry consisting of 164 major and minor energy corporations active on the US market. It strives to create “a better world through a more resilient, sustainable, and affordable energy grid.” Consequently, it...

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...

Modern Agriculture Foundation

A non-profit organization that “envisions a food system in which healthy, sustainable and affordable food is produced without harming animals or the environment.” Consequently, it seeks  “to transform global food culture by replacing traditional...

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...

General Fusion, Inc.

A company that strives to “transform how the world is energized by developing the first commercially-viable fusion power plant” with technology based on magnetized target fusion. It has 10 investors (about $127m) and works with 5 collaborators to realize...

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

A research institute founded by 19 governments from the Americas seeking to understand the integrated impact of global change. It aims to “guide efforts of mitigation and adaptation to global change and aid policy decisions by providing interdisciplinary...

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...

Forum for the Future

An international non-profit focused on sustainability and system change. It fulfills its work by teaching organizations “transformational strategies,” encouraging “system change collaborations,” and educating change agents through collaborations and their “School of...

Exponential Roadmap Initiative

The science based cross-sector collaboration was started by 20 scientists from Stockholm Resilience Centre, Future Earth, the World Wildlife Fund, and other organizations. It highlights 36 solutions with exponential scaling potential to halve global greenhouse gas...

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...

Convention on Biological Diversity

Initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme “to halt the continuing loss of biodiversity.” The website offers a large amount of information on related subjects and international and national developments regarding biodiversity. It has three main...

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-KIC

The EU’s main climate innovation initiative, “working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy.” It focuses on urban transitions, sustainable production systems, decision metrics & finance, and sustainable land use.  It works with 270 partner...

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...

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

 A voluntary initiative that aims to catalyze “action towards the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world.” It was founded at COP21 by World Bank & IMF to shift social costs of climate change to pollution sources, and encourage...