• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff101-250
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1982

World Resources Institute (WRI)

The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. They work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future. WRI spurs progress by providing practical strategies for change and effective tools to implement them. They measure their success in the form of new policies, products, and practices that shift the ways governments work, companies operate, and people act. They operate globally because today’s problems know no boundaries. They are avid communicators because people everywhere are inspired by ideas, empowered by knowledge, and moved to change by greater understanding. They provide innovative paths to a sustainable planet through work that is accurate, fair, and independent. WRI has a global reach, working with more than 400 partners in 50 countries. Each of their projects contributes to one or more of four program goals: 1. Climate Protection Protect the global climate system from further harm due to emissions of greenhouse gases and help humanity and the natural world adapt to unavoidable climate change. 2. Governance Empower people and strengthen institutions to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable decision-making. 3. Markets & Enterprise Harness markets and enterprise to expand economic opportunity and protect the environment. 4. People & Ecosystems Reverse rapid degradation of ecosystems and assure their capacity to provide humans with needed goods and services. A fifth goal—Institutional excellence—supports and enhances WRI’s ability to achieve results. WRI's FY10 budget was $34 million.
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Job openings over the past year

676Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Intern: Sustainable Cities and Transport
    India, India
  • Consultant: Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration

Staff at World Resources Institute (WRI) have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • climate change
  • research & development
  • economic policy


  • world bank group
  • rockefeller foundation


  • united states
  • india
  • south africa
  • indonesia
  • germany


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Research & Development
Monitoring / Evaluation
Procurement Process
Climate Change
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Economic Policy
Performance Measurement
Data Management
Financial Services
Architecture / Design

Contract Awards

Building National Dialogues on Integrated Electricity Planning

Other - Private Foundations / Corporations

Implementing Climate-Smart Urban and Transport Planning Principles

Children's Investment Fund Foundation - CIFF, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, OAK Foundation

Transparent Climate Action

Children's Investment Fund Foundation - CIFF

To Avoid The Projected Growth In Urban Transport Emissions

Children's Investment Fund Foundation - CIFF

Contribution to Reach Consensus on Financing Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change Goals

Other - Private Sector, Other - Government Notices, Department for International Development (DFID) - United Kingdom, Children's Investment Fund Foundation - CIFF

Working with Business to Capture and Store Carbon through Reforestation

Other - Private Foundations / Corporations, Other - Government Notices, Children's Investment Fund Foundation - CIFF

Contact World Resources Institute (WRI)

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  • Robin Murphy
    Vice President for External Relations
    Primary Contact
    +1.202 729.7639
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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington
  • 10 G Street, NE, Suite 800
  • Indonesia
  • Jakarta
  • Wisma PMI 7th Floor Jl. Wijaya I No. 63, Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan
  • India
  • Mumbai
  • WRI India 1st Floor, Godrej and Boyce premises Gas Works Lane, Lalbaug, Parel
  • Netherlands
  • The Hague
  • Anna van Saksenlaan 71
  • China
  • Beijing
  • Rm K-M, 7/F, Tower A, The East Gate Plaza #9, Dongzhong Street, Dongcheng District
  • Brazil
  • Sao Paulo
  • Rua Claudio Soares, 72, Conjunto/Unit 1510 Pinheiros 05422-030 04578-000 São Paulo