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MEDIA ADVISORY: Global Investor Forum 2011 at NYU Stern

Six environmentally focused companies from emerging markets to present to investors;

Keynote by Mac Heller, Executive Chairman of CODA Automotive, panel discussion, and more

The Global Investor Forum 2011 in New York City will showcase six leading environmental entrepreneurs from Latin America and Asia to international investors and business leaders. The forum, hosted by New Ventures, the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) center for environmental entrepreneurship, in partnership with NYU Stern School of Business and Citi Foundation, will introduce high-growth, environmentally focused businesses from Brazil, China, India and Mexico to more than 150 investors, business leaders, and philanthropists. Since 1999, New Ventures has facilitated $203 million of investment into the companies it supports.

The event will feature leading voices, including keynote speaker Steven ‘Mac’ Heller, Executive Chairman, CODA Automotive; Pamela Flaherty, President & CEO, Citi Foundation; Jonathan Lash, President, WRI; and Jill Kickul, Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, NYU Stern.

The presenting companies include: Alibio (Mexico), ¡Échale! a tu casa (Mexico), Ecostar (China) , Husk Power (India), Ouro Verde (Brazil) and Sinen En-Tech (China).

See the complete agenda: here

WHAT:
New Ventures Global Investor Forum 2011 in New York City

WHO:
Steven ‘Mac’ Heller, Executive Chairman, CODA Automotive
Pamela Flaherty, President & CEO, Citi Foundation
Kirsty Jenkinson, Director, Markets & Enterprise Program, WRI
Randall Kempner, Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
Jonathan Lash, President, WRI
Rodrigo Villar, Director, New Ventures Mexico
Jill Kickul, Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, NYU Stern

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

TIME:
3:30 – 7:00 p.m. EST
Followed immediately by a wine & cheese reception

WHERE:
NYU Stern School of Business, Henry Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth St, New York, NY

RSVP TO:
press@wri.org
Note: Admission fee is waived for accredited media

For more information or to set-up interviews, contact: Michael Oko, Tel. (202)729-7684; moko@wri.org

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