The World Resources Forum Association (WRFA) is an independent non-profit international organization that serves as a platform connecting and fostering knowledge exchange on resources management amongst business leaders, policy-makers, NGOs, scientists and the public. WRFA aims to make the vision of sustainable use of resources worldwide a reality through organization of high- level international conferences and capacity-building workshops, dissemination of relevant research findings and scientific discussions, development of resource efficiency indices, setting standards for sustainable resource use, creation of opportunities for financing resource efficiency projects as well as through engagement with young leaders and the wider public. Global and regional Forums and smaller scale meetings have been held in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Key partners of the WRFA include national governments (ministries), UNEP International Resources Panel (UNEP IRP), UNIDO Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Network, Chinese, Indian and Swiss Academies of Science, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), World Business Council for Sustainable Development, GeSI (Global eSustainability Initiative), the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA and others (see full list at The next WRFs will be held in Helsinki, June, 2017, in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers, and in Davos, October or November 2017.