New Ventures supports business solutions to the challenges of sustainable development by accelerating the growth of environmental enterprise in emerging markets.
Please note that although the World Resources Institute concluded its role as coordinator for the New Ventures global network in December 2012, our resources remain available online. If you have any questions, please contact Brian T. Carney, Program Coordinator for the Business Program.
In 1999, the World Resources Institute established its pioneering New Ventures project to serve as a hub of environmental entrepreneurship – providing business development services to environmentally-focused small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets.
With the recognition that the New Ventures Local Centers built strong, distinct programs in their respective countries, the World Resources Institute concluded its role as coordinator for the New Ventures global network in December 2012, moving New Ventures into its next phase of development. Read WRI’s statement on this transition.