World Resources Institute (WRI)

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  • Overall, we rate the World Resources Institute Left-Center Biased based on advocacy for left-leaning policy focusing on the environment. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on the use of mostly pro-science sources and a clean fact-check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1982, The World Resources Institute, or WRI, is a non-partisan and independent non-profit research institute based in Washington, D.C. United States.  WRI’s mission is “to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.” James A. Harmon is the Chairman of the Board, and Andrew Steer is the President And CEO of The World Resources Institute.

The World Resources Institute focuses on Climate, Energy, Food, Forests, and Water. Their goal is to solve problems like water shortages and global climate change. WRI partners with local and national governments, private companies, publicly held corporations, and other non-profits and offers services, including global climate change issues, sustainable markets, ecosystem protection, and environmentally responsible governance services.

Funded by / Ownership

The World Resources Institute is a nonprofit that transparify.org awarded a 5-star transparency level, and they provide a list of their donors on their website. They have also received top ratings from charity watchdogs.

Analysis / Bias

Some examples of their analysis: are “Chinese Cities and Indian State Adopt Innovative Approaches to Waste and Wastewater” and 5 Charts Show How Global Emissions Have Changed Since 1850. They utilize credible sources such as Reuters, pro-science sources such as who.int, Resourcewatch.org, and sources specific to the country they are covering, such as moroccoworldnews.

Editorially, they hold a left-leaning position in their support for conservation and concern for climate change. Generally, they are evidence-based and factual with a left-leaning advocacy bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the World Resources Institute Left-Center Biased based on advocacy for left-leaning policy focusing on the environment. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on the use of mostly pro-science sources and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 4/13/2018) Updated (10/10/2022)

Source: https://www.wri.org/

Last Updated on October 10, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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