Low-income populations are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation and climate change. Bridgespan's environment work focuses on building the capacity of NGOs working at the intersection of environmental issues and disadvantaged populations, to equip them to more effectively help their constituents cope with these challenges.

Recent Work

Perfect Power Institute: Developing Strategy to Transform the Nation’s Electricity Grid

Perfect Power Institute needed to develop a strategy to create a performance measurement and certification program to rate the operations of electricity systems and provide a road map for their improvement.

Sustainable America: Setting Priorities and Building a Plan for the Future

Sustainable America wants to reduce US oil consumption while increasing and diversifying domestic food production. Bridgespan worked with its founder to develop a five-year business plan that helped launch the organization.

Featured External Resources

The Environmental Vulnerability Index

A vulnerability index for the natural environment, the basis of all human welfare, has been developed by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and their partners. This index is designed to be used with economic and social vulnerability indices to provide insights into the processes that can negatively influence the sustainable development of countries.

The Living Planet Report

The Living Planet Report from the World Wildlife Fund is the world's leading, science-based analysis on the health of our only planet and the impact of human activity. Its key finding? Humanity's demands exceed our planet's capacity to sustain us.

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