ORGANISATION

Empowering collaboration for sustainable resources circular economy responsible sourcing fair resource use effective governance sustainable finance just transition

The World Resources Forum (WRF) is a non-profit organisation serving as a global platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and action towards a sustainable and fair use of natural resources. Through our conferences, projects and knowledge products, we strive to scale up solutions able to make resource use a driver for human wellbeing within planetary boundaries.

WRF is based in St. Gallen, Switzerland and collaborates with over 100 partners across all continents.

Our Vision

RESOURCES FOR PLANETARY WELLBEING

A world where the use of natural resources enables wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries.

Our Mission

TRANSFORMATIVE COLLABORATION

Empower multi-stakeholder, global collaboration to co-create solutions for a fair and sustainable use of natural resources.

How We Pursue Our Mission

Our Goals

Facilitate research & innovation

to develop and test new ideas for the sustainable use of natural resources.
 

Build & mobilise networks

of international stakeholders to collaborate for the co-creation of practical solutions.
 

Increase capacity

in skills and knowledge through trainings, programs and development cooperation.
 

Provide policy advise

to foster effective, science-based governance at the international level.
 

Co-create industry standards

to create a level-playing field driving progress through business practices.
 

Build awareness

about the urgency of moving towards sustainable resource use and how to do it.
 

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Our Work In 2022

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PARTNERS

Engaged through our conferences and projects
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PUBLICATIONS

Co-developed with our partners
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PROJECTS

Ongoing or compeleted

In our annual report, we provide our community with a snapshot of our activities and achievements in in our Forum, Projects and Knowledge areas.

Methodological Pillars

Our Approach

SYSTEMS THINKING

The way natural resources are managed and used has inter-linked economic, social, environmental and geo-political causes and effects. Only by addressing all these dimensions systematically, we can unveil the core of pressing challenges and design solutions that are effective and sustainable. Thinking in systems also allows us to analyse the dynamics of natural resources systems, exploring how changes in one dimension cause effects on another.

LIFECYCLE THINKING

Environmental, social and economic impact happens at all stages of the life of natural resources, from the way they are extracted, to the way they are used in production processes and are recovered after the consumption stage. Life-cycle thinking provides us a methodology to systematically analyse how resources are used across extraction, production and consumption systems, and to look for opportunities to increase resource efficiency and value

VALUE CHAIN APPROACH

In today’s world, natural resources are at the core of complex global value chains, where production, distribution, consumption and recovery activities often take place far away. Decisions at any stage inevitably have profound consequences for the entire chain’s management of resources. By mapping and including all chain actors in our activities, we are able to discover levellers for change and increase the effectiveness of policy and practical interventions.

What drives us

Our Values

INNOVATION

INCLUSIVENESS

COLLABORATION

TRANSPARENCY

ACCOUNTABILITY