UNEP is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, that promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimensions of sustainable development within the United Nations system and that serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
Endorsed by chief executives, the UN Global Compact is a practical framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of sustainability policies and practices
Global alliance to solve the climate crisis using online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions led from the bottom up by volunteer organizers. Organizes using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. Volunteer organizers in over 188 countries working with global network of over 200 partner organizations.
Non-profit organization that protects the rainforest and advances the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. Partners with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems. Comprises 30 partner organizations working in, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia.
ANPED is the Northern Alliance for Sustainability. A network of over 60 non-governmental organizations working on Sustainable Development in the UNECE region (Central Asia, Russia, eastern Europe, Western Europe, USA and Canada). Member organizations from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan.
Non-profit organization that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Focus on company level certification of “B Corporations” awarding the third party seal of approval to companies who meet a minimum performance standard for positive impact with all stakeholders. Over 500 certified B Corporations in US, Canada and Germany, representing $2.9 billion in revenues across 60 industries.
World’s largest partnership of conservation organizations. Strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. Operates in over 100 countries and territories worldwide and collaborates on regional work programmes in every continent.
Not-for-profit organization working to drive greenhouse gas emissions reduction and sustainable water use by business and cities. Global system to measure, disclose, manage and share environmental information holds the world’s largest collection of self-reported climate change data. Partner organizations in 60 countries worldwide. Requested greenhouse gas emissions and climate change data from over 8,000 companies in 2011.
Social action network that empowers over 18 million members to lead a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle while supporting socially responsible causes. Represents 18 million individual members and 700 non-profit partners.
Non-profit organization that through science, policy and field work, applies solutions to protect the resources that society depends on. Helps communities, countries and societies protect tropical forests, grasslands, rivers, wetlands, lakes and the sea. Offices in more than 30 countries and thousands of projects worldwide. Over 1,000 partners including governments, local communities and businesses.
Oldest non-profit non-governmental conservation organization, originally set up to protect species in Africa/India. Today, aims to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide by having biodiversity conserved by the people who live closest to it, supported by the global community. Operates in 42 countries around the world.
Global alliance that mobilizes civil society and galvanizes public support to ensure a safe climate future for people and nature. Promotes transition of low-carbon economies and accelerates adaptation efforts in communities already affected by climate change. More than 300 national and international non-profit partner organizations from all over the world.
China-based non-profit, non-governmental organization. Designs and implements market-based models for solving environmental problems in order to achieve development that is economically, ecologically and socially sustainable. Over 25 partner organizations.
Aims to end ecological overshoot by making ecological limits central to decision making. Influences major investments and policy shifts to support global sustainability by institutionalizing resource accounting. Designs programs to influence decision makers at all levels of society. Works with hundreds of individuals, 200 cities, 23 nations, and over 90 global partners on six continents.
Non-profit organization that promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability through a multi-stakeholder approach. Strategic partner of the United Nations Environment Programme, UN Global Compact, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Organization for Standardization among others. Produces a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used around the world, to enable greater organizational transparency. Regional offices in Australia, Brazil, China, India and the US. Global network includes more than 600 Organizational Stakeholders and some 30,000 people representing different sectors and constituencies.
Promotes environmental conservation, to build climate resilience and empower communities, especially women and girls and to foster democratic space and sustainable livelihoods. Works at the grassroots, national, and international levels.
Global non-profit with mission is to help ensure a just, sustainable and secure future for all. Promotes legal, ethical and behavioral norms that ensure basic changes in the values, actions and attitudes of government, the private sector and civil society. Contributes to the prevention and resolution of conflicts arising from environmental degradation, while providing assistance to people affected by the environmental consequences of wars, conflicts and man-made calamities. National organizations in over 30 countries.
World’s largest civil society network of organizations working to promote a green, fair and inclusive economy. Established around shared vision that the economy is failing to deliver either environmental sustainability or social equity.
Non-profit organization that has been campaigning against environmental degradation for over four decades. Exists to expose environmental criminals, and to challenge government and corporations when they fail to live up to their mandate to safeguard the environment and future. Presence in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific that speaks on behalf of 2.8 million supporters worldwide.
Non-profit organization that promotes a more sustainable economy nationally in the United States and internationally through ISO and the Global Ecolabeling Network. Green Seal is the premier environmental standard-setting and certification organization for products and services in the US. A member of the Global Ecolabelling Network, composed of 25 ecolabel organizations throughout the world.
Independent, non-profit non-governmental organization that aims to influence the international trade system such that it advances the goal of sustainable development. Engages a broad range of actors in ongoing dialogue on trade and sustainable development policy. Accredited by the United Nations and enjoys Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); Observer Status at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the World Health Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In 2009, ICTSD had established formal partnerships with 123 institutions in 37 different countries and convened more than 99 dialogues in over 20 different countries.
Independent, non-profit organization specializing in applied research, analysis, and capacity development that promotes change towards sustainable development, produces policy recommendations, research and evaluation reports, training programs, and information clearinghouses. 100 staff, associates and writers in over 30 countries, and offices in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Geneva and New York.
Non-profit, independent research, policy and outreach organization that has worked over the past 16 years towards achieving sustainable development in the Amazon region in a way that reconciles people’s economic aspirations and social justice with the maintenance of the functional integrity of tropical forest landscapes. Actions are taken with the involvement of householders, farmers, indigenous peoples, traditional communities and various government sectors. In collaboration with 87 employees in eight offices/research unities, works to provide information and encourage initiatives to support public policies, local initiatives and international agreements.
Global association for social and environmental standards. Works with companies, non-profits and governments to support their referencing and use of voluntary standards. Codes of Good Practice are seen as global references for developing credible standards. Works with 16 established and emerging sustainability standard systems around the world, developing guidance and helps strengthen the effectiveness and impact of these standards.
World’s first global environmental organization. Largest professional global conservation network. Leading authority on the environment and sustainable development. Mission to “influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable”. Neutral forum for governments, NGOs, scientists, business and local communities to find pragmatic solutions to conservation and development challenges. Official Observer Status at the United Nations General Assembly. Many of today’s multilateral environmental agreements originated from the regular meeting of IUCN’s Members at World Conservation Congresses. More than 1,200 member organizations including 200+ government and 900+ non-government organizations. Almost 11,000 voluntary scientists and experts, grouped in six Commissions in some 160 countries. Supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world. Thousands of field projects and activities around the world.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a New York City-based, non-profit international environmental advocacy group, with offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Beijing. Founded in 1970, NRDC today has 1.4 million members and online activists nationwide and a staff of more than 400 lawyers, scientists and other policy experts.
Educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. Work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations. Works internationally on marine issues.
Non-profit organization that envisions a world where each generation sustains increasingly healthy forests, where the rights of all communities are respected, and where corporate profits never come at the expense of people or the planet. Corporate campaigns seek to push companies to balance profits with principles, to show that it is possible to do well by doing good. Campaigns in North America, Central America, South America.
Established in 2009 as a subsidiary of its 118-year old parent safety science and certification company, UL (Underwriters Laboratories). Helps support the growth and development of sustainable products, services and organizations in the global marketplace through standards development, educational services and independent third party assessment and certification. Helps manufacturers, their business customers and consumers alike to get clarity on what may or may not be a sustainable product.
International non-profit organisation, born from the collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Contributes to the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, signed at the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, to promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production (SCP).
Non-governmental organization that ensures people worldwide work under safe, fair and legal conditions. Illuminates problems, identifies solutions, implements changes and documents impacts, and leverages international businesses in order to improve the income, security and freedom of workers around the world. Verité is a solutions-oriented partner for institutions committed to supporting fair and humane work within workplaces, supply chains and policy level.
CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Provides a forum for its 200 member companies – who represent all business sectors, all continents and a combined revenue of more than $7 trillion – to share best practices on sustainable development issues and to develop innovative tools that change the status quo. Council also benefits from a network of 60 national and regional business councils and partner organizations, a majority of which are based in developing countries.
Dedicated to the development and marketing of products that conserve threatened wildlife while contributing to the economic vitality of rural communities.
One of the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organizations. Mission to stop degradation of the planet’s natural environment. Aims to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Offices in 62 countries and presence in 100, and over 5 million individual members.
Working with opinion-makers, the Akatu Institute educates and mobilizes society for conscious consumption, endeavouring to make consumers aware of the importance of their consumption choices as an instrument to transform society and the environment.
National charity with 13 chapters, 40,000 supporters and hundreds of volunteers, CPAWS works collaboratively with governments, local communities, industry and indigenous peoples to protect Canada’s natural places. Canada’s voice for wilderness that has led in creating over two-thirds of Canada’s protected areas.
Platform that creates communication across barriers of language and culture on environment and climate change, to inform, educate, and build a global consensus for equitable and constructive solutions.
Has been working for over two decades with governments, businesses and individuals to conserve the environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work while acting as a catalyst for the social change that today’s environmental situation demands.
Research and action organization, designing and delivering eco-solutions for the poor and the marginalized.
Non-profit organization that brings together British Columbians to reclaim decision-making power over their air, land and water.
National charitable organization dedicated to defending Canadians’ right to a healthy environment.
Non-profit organization seeking to make a breakthrough contribution in the areas of conservation, social finance and community development in Australia.
Non‐profit whose purpose is to build the conservation economy in coastal British Columbia and beyond.
Mission is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies and ecosystems.
Oldest environmental non-governmental organization in China. More than 10,000 members including some 3,000 active individuals and 30 organizations, and nine local member groups across China.
Founded to restore communities and the earth, working in cooperation with more than 76 other national Friends of the Earth organizations under the auspices of Friends of the Earth International.
Not-for-profit membership organization with nearly 4,000 business and 100,000 individual members. Mission is to harness economic power – the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace – to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
Non-profit organization based in Beijing. Since its establishment, the IPE has developed the ‘China Pollution Map Database’ to monitor corporate environmental performance and to facilitate public participation in environmental governance.
Created in 1998 by a group of entrepreneurs and executives from the private sector, the Ethos Institute of Enterprises and Social Responsibilities is a civil society non-profit organization with a mission to mobilize, encourage and help companies manage their business in a socially responsible way, making them partners in building a sustainable and fair society. Membership includes over 1,000 companies and business organizations.
Canadian non-profit think tank that advances sustainable energy solutions through research, education, consulting and advocacy. Promotes environmental, social and economic sustainability in the public interest by developing practical solutions for communities, individuals, governments and businesses.
London’s biggest green network, which is shortly to expand to a national level.
Australian label for products and services helping to reduce water use. Certification program is not-for-profit and independent. Supported by government and industry and promotes water conservation.
Founded by Mountain Equipment Co-op and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, The Big Wild is a conservation movement focused on mobilizing individuals to participate in wilderness protection campaigns.
YPB, Yayasan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan or Foundation for Sustainable Development was established in line with the spirit of Rio Earth Summit. Founders of YPB believe that adapting to sustainable development will allow Indonesia to provide a decent life to its people for the existing generation and generations to come.