Think tank

World Resources Institute

WRI

Washington, D.C., United States

WRI's mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth's environment for current and future generations. Its goals are to safeguard the Earth's climate from further harm due to greenhouse gas emissions and to help people adapt to unavoidable climate change; to protect the ecosystems upon which human well-being depends; to reduce the use of materials and generation of wastes in the production of the goods and services that improve people's lives; and to guarantee all people's access to environmental information and decisions regarding natural resources and the environment.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.wri.org

Address:
10 G Street, NE Suite 800 Washington, DC 20002 United States

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1982
Age (years)
World Resources Institute
 40
United States average
 40
Global average
 33
Founded by
Founders: James Gustave Speth
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Andrew Steer
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Andrew Steer
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2018): Andrew Steer
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
World Resources Institute
 1,186
United States average
 72
Global average
 139
% Female researchers
2019
World Resources Institute
 1%
United States average
27% 
Global average
33% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
World Resources Institute
 58
United States average
 141
Global average
 170
Financials
2015
World Resources Institute
 $72,688,357
United States average
 $21,416,942
Global average
 $57,985,318

Social

Likes (2019)
World Resources Institute
 187,096
United States average
 75,328
Global average
 27,922
Likes (2017)
World Resources Institute
 119,324
Twitter
Followers (2019)
World Resources Institute
 168,530
United States average
 34,931
Global average
 16,331
Followers (2018)
World Resources Institute
 159,212
Followers (2017)
World Resources Institute
 144,000
Subscribers (2019)
World Resources Institute
 3,085
United States average
 12,081
Global average
 6,574
Followers (2019)
World Resources Institute
 9,607
United States average
 15,724
Global average
 9,121
Followers (2019)
World Resources Institute
 55,264
United States average
 8,326
Global average
 6,899

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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