Insight of the Week: Most Recognized NGO Sustainability Leaders

Most Recognized NGO Sustainability Leaders

% Experts, Total Mentions, Unprompted 2020

The World Wildlife Fund continues to lead as the most recognized NGO advancing global sustainable development among sustainability professionals across 71 countries across the world, with a sharp increase in positive perceptions since 2019. Greenpeace keeps a stable second position, driven particularly by strong recognition among European and Latin American experts. World Resources Institute is also increasingly pointed to as a leader, especially in North America.


  • Question wording: What specific NGOs do you think are leaders in advancing sustainable development? Please enter a maximum of 3 NGOs in the spaces provided.
  • Data Source: GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey of over 700 experts representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 71 countries to evaluate the progress of the sustainability agenda and the companies and organizations experts perceive to be leaders since 1997.

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