Publications

January 2018

Careful measurement of environmental trends and progress provides a foundation for effective policymaking. The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks 180 countries on 24 performance indicators across ten issue categories covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality. These... more

November 2017

Corporate sustainability reporting has begun to attract mainstream investor attention. While traditional socially responsible investors use Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance metrics to exclude “bad actor” companies from their portfolios, the new interest comes from those who... more

April 2017

In his recent article, Red Lights to Green Lights: From 20th Century Environmental Regulation to 21st Century Sustainability, Dan Esty calls for a new 21st century sustainability strategy that overcomes the ideological, structural, and operational issues that have led... more

February 2017

The United Nations Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R) is a global, UN-led, multi-stakeholder initiative that strengthens climate resilience for vulnerable countries and people. Launched in November 2015 during the 21st Conference of Parties of the UN Framework... more