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Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies is a coalition of investors, public pension funds, foundations, labor unions, and environmental, religious, and public interest groups, working in partnership in partnership with companies toward the common goal of corporate environmental responsibility worldwide. CERES seeks to promote environmental management and reporting within firms. In its Global Reporting Initiative, CERES is promoting efforts to standardized corporate environmental reporting worldwide.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Ecological Economics, Values and Policy Program focuses on education for a sustainable future with disciplines in environmental science and engineering, natural resource economics and environmental philosophy.
Resources for the Future is a research organization providing non-partisan information and analysis to policy makers regarding long-range concerns on environmental economics. RFF economists have conducted extensive research on a number of key U.S. issues such as government regulation and hazardous waste management, as well as a variety on green sector issues.
Sustainable Development/Economics is a website run by Professor Tom Tietenberg, an environmental economist at Colby College in Maine. The site offers an array of information, including a bibliography of works emphasizing economics and sustainable development, a series of "executive summaries" of case studies involving attempts to pursue sustainable strategies, and links to other sustainable development sites.
World Bank's Environmental Economics and Indicator Unit has materials on environmental valuation, accounting and trade policy. A major focus has also been to develop environmental indicators and applications including estimates of national wealth, measures of genuine savings, and green accounts, indicators of rural sustainability.
The Global Environment Facility provides grants and funding to countries for projects and programs that protect the global environment and promote sustainable economic growth. The site provides detailed sections dedicated to GEF's current operations, reports, and publications. GEF projects focus on increasing biodiversity, researching climate change and land use issues, and reducing greenhouse gases. GEF is managed by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank.
International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, finances and provides advice for private sector ventures and projects in developing countries in partnership with private investors. Through its advisory work, the IFC helps governments create conditions that stimulate the flow of both domestic and foreign private savings and investment. The IFC's Environment Department subjects each project to a detailed environmental review to ensure that pollution and negative environmental hazards are mitigated.
The Environmental Enterprises Assistance Fund is a non-profit organization that operates as a venture capital fund, providing long-term risk capital to environmental businesses in developing countries. EEAF makes direct investments and manages a for-profit fund for Central America. Through the mobilization and distribution of capital, EEAF has become a leading implementor of sustainable development." The site provides sections on investment areas and its fund portfolio.
Environmental Shareholder Value Report examines the impact that corporate environment protection can have on shareholder value from the viewpoints of a company's management and other stakeholders. The report was produced by Bank Sarasin of Switzerland and the University of Basil's Center of Economics and Business Administration.
World Bank Publications Catalog is helpful for researchers and academics interested in Bank documents. This site offers information on a variety of subjects, many tangentially related to environmental economics.
This page was updated on January 22, 2006