UNEP is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda.
UN Global Compact
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.
Non-profit organization that protects the rainforest and advances the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin.
Non-profit organization that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
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.
Carbon Disclosure Project
Not-for-profit organization working to drive greenhouse gas emissions reduction and sustainable water use by business and cities.
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.
Fauna & Flora International
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 Campaign for Climate Action
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.
Global Environmental Institute
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.
Global Footprint Network
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.
Global Reporting Initiative
Non-profit organization that promotes economic, environmental and social sustainability through a multi-stakeholder approach. Produces a comprehensive Sustainability Reporting Framework that is widely used around the world, to enable greater organizational transparency.
Green Cross International
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.
Green Economy Coalition
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.
Non-profit organization that promotes a more sustainable economy nationally in the United States and internationally through ISO and the Global Ecolabeling Network.
Independent, non-profit non-governmental organization that aims to influence the international trade system such that it advances the goal of sustainable development.
International Institute for Sustainable Development
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.
Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia
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.
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.
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”.
Natural Resources Defence Council
The Natural Resources Defence 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.
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.
Rainforest Action Network
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.
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.
Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production
International non-profit organisation, born from the collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.
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.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.
Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network
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.
Akatu Institute, Brazil
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.
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Canada
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.
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.
David Suzuki Foundation, Canada
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.
Development Alternatives, India
Research and action organization, designing and delivering eco-solutions for the poor and the marginalized.
Dogwood Initiative, Canada
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.
Mission is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies and ecosystems.
Friends of Nature, China
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.
Friends of the Earth Canada, Canada
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.
Green America, USA
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.
Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs, China
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.
Ethos Institute, Brazil
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.
The Pembina Institute, Canada
Canadian non-profit think tank that advances sustainable energy solutions through research, education, consulting and advocacy.