Government Resources


  • CDP  runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
  • BSR BSR is a global nonprofit that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world.
  • Bioneers  is an educational organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet.
  • Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. They mobilize a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy.
  • Rocky Mountain Institute  whose mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous and secure low carbon future by focusing on unlocking market-based solutions that can be replicated and implemented now.
  • New Buildings Institute assesses technologies, promote design approaches, and help guide policies and programs that will significantly improve the energy efficiency of commercial buildings. Good resources for NZE buildings.
  • SPUR (San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association) brings people together from across the political spectrum to develop solutions to the big problems our cities face.


  • Carbon Tracker Initiative   provides analysis on the impact of climate change on capital markets and investment in fossil fuels, mapping risk, opportunity and the route to a low-carbon future.
  • DivestInvest Philanthropy is a platform for institutions that follows the lead of student and community-driven fossil fuel divestment and new energy reinvestment.       
  • Oil Change International is a research, communication, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the coming transition towards clean energy.
  • Alternative Energy Stock  provides high-quality, original research into alternative energy, renewable energy, and clean technology companies.
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)  whose mission is to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards that help public corporations disclose material, decision-useful information to investors.


  • Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy
  • Pacific Institute  is a global water think tank that provides science-based thought leadership with active outreach to influence local, national and international efforts in developing sustainable water policies.

Thought Leaders:

  • William McDonough, innovative architect and author, recently published in the journal Nature a new framework for managing carbon as an asset. Instead of considering carbon as something to eliminate, he recommends improving our designs by thinking about carbon in different ways. 
  • Paul Hawken Drawdown describes a comprehensive set of solutions for attaining a habitable planet with a goal of reversing global warming in 30 years.
  • Dr. James Hansen of Columbia University and colleagues have published a new paper with a detailed analysis of how to achieve negative CO2 emissions. He is also supporting a lawsuit being brought by children through Our Children's Trust. Here is a video with his granddaughter Sophie, explaining the lawsuit and its rationale.


ClimateOne at the Commonwealth Club offers a forum for candid discussion among climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens.


  •  mobilizes climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions in 188 countries. Co-founded by Bill McKibben. Find a Climate March near you on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
  • Environmental Working Group  empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment and drives consumer choice and civic action with breakthrough research.
  • Story of Stuff  its San Francisco Bay Area based team inspires and encourages the civic engagement of more than 1 million people by inviting them to share their movies, participate in their study programs and take part in campaigns on the environmental and social issues.