The World Resources Forum (WRF) is the science-based platform for sharing knowledge about the economic, political, social and environmental implications of global resource use. WRF promotes innovation for resource productivity by building bridges among researchers, policymakers, business, SMEs, NGOs and the public.

As a multi-stakeholder platform, the WRF membership is open to individuals as well as to a large array of organisations such as companies, governmental agencies, international organisations, NGOs, scientific as well as academic institutions.

The General Assembly, formed by Associate Partners, is the supreme decision-making body of the WRF. Associate partners are natural or legal persons or entities who are actively involved in achieving the Association’s purpose through devoting their efforts. The General Assembly elects the Board. The Board is led by the President, supported by two Vice-Presidents. The Scientific Committee supports the Board as advisory bodies. The activities of the WRF are coordinated by the Secretariat, which is led by the Managing Director. The Managing Director is backed by a Program Director, a Program Manager, a Conference Coordinator, a Scientific Officer, an Executive Assistant and External Project Consultants. Furthermore, the Association works with interns, which apart from their value to the work of the Association can be seen as capacity development and training for young people.

The three fields of activities of the WRF are the organization of conferences and meetings; the development of multi-stakeholders projects; and the dissemination of publications.