Business, government and NGO leaders turn to the Stanford Woods Institute for unbiased scientific data and cutting-edge decision-support tools. We connect research to action, informing development of policy and management practices and convening top scholars, experts and leaders on key sustainability issues to help find workable solutions. Public- and private-sector leaders looking to better understand and use science and innovation to address complex environmental issues can read our research briefs and solutions summaries subscribe to our newsletters and quarterly research digests and collaborate with our affiliated scholars and experts. This increases the role of science in decision-making and leads to better environmental policies and management practices.
Thought leaders and decision-makers can take advantage of a range of Stanford Woods Institute workshops and dialogs geared toward helping them develop workable solutions to pressing environmental challenges. From discussions of relevant new research to neutral collaborative forums with scientists, these events provide continuing education and professional development, networking opportunities and leadership and management skills. Learn more...
Briefings and Webinars
In addition to producing Research and Policy Briefs about solution-oriented research, Stanford Woods Institute researchers and staff are available to provide briefings and webinars on recent findings as well as ongoing research and policy trends within our seven core focal areas: Climate Change, Ecosystem Services and Conservation, Food Security, Freshwater, Oceans, Public Health and Sustainable Development. Woods experts can provide private briefings or speak to groups. To request an in-person briefing, webinar or subscription to our written Research and Policy Briefs, contact:
Chris Harrison Black, Communications Director
Through Woods' office in Washington, D.C., Stanford faculty, scholars and students play a greater role in informing national policymakers and advising businesses, government agencies, NGOs and science boards. This office provides an important presence in the nation’s capital and a venue for delivering research and programs to decision-makers. Learn more..