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  • Q&A: Kirsty Jenkinson on New Ventures and Environmental Entrepreneurship

    Kirsty Jenkinson talks about how New Ventures, WRI’s center for environmental entrepreneurship, helps environmentally-focused small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets compete in a global economy.

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  • Expanding the Market for Clean Energy in Rural India

    SBA Hydro is just one of the many companies starting to bring clean energy to India’s rural poor.

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  • Small Companies, Big Impacts

    The New Ventures directors answer questions about what small, sustainable companies can do to boost local economies and protect the environment.

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  • Seizing India's Sustainable Investment Opportunities

    The New Ventures India community recently convened its annual Investor Summit to discuss small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the opportunities and obstacles investors face.

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  • Energy Efficiency Opportunities in India

    Forthcoming WRI research hopes to help overcome barriers in India's burgeoning ESCO market.

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  • The Green Investment Challenge in China

    Despite the global economic downturn, China’s environmental and renewable energy sectors are poised for another year of strong growth.

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  • Mayors "Get It" on Climate Change

    Ironically, the most ambitious U.S. action in the fight against global warming is coming from big cities and their mayors.

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  • Bill Gates Calls for Capitalism That Serves the Poor

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    p>In a speech at Davos today, Bill Gates called for a more inclusive capitalism that "would have a twin mission: making profits and also improving lives for those who don't fully benefit from market forces." That is a major milestone in the evolving thinking of perhaps the most influential philanthropist of our time.

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  • The Rise of China's Energy Efficiency Giant

    Beijing Shenwu Thermal Energy Company, a once struggling small enterprise, is revolutionizing China's industrial energy consumption by making it more efficient and cleaner.

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