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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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Green Lending or Banking as Usual?

Emergency spending for developing countries provides an opportunity to deliver green investments.

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The Tata Nano Released at Last: Blessing or Curse?

The world's cities should aspire to a sustainable future that is not necessarily dependent on cars.

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"Green Stimulus" at the G20

Global economic recovery plans are green---but not yet green enough.

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Breaking Ground

Engaging Communities in Extractive and Infrastructure Projects

WRI analyzed existing community engagement standards and guidance, as well as experiences in several high profile projects. Based on this analysis, WRI developed seven Principles for Effective Community Engagement for extractive and infrastructure projects.

Chinese Prime Minister Assists a New Ventures Entrepreneur

Prime Minister Wen Jiabao came to the aid of a Chinese socially responsible green enterprise that is struggling for survival during the current global financial crisis.

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Climate change is upon us. The earth is warming, seasons are shifting, species are migrating, and water is flowing in new patterns. The accelerating and deepening impacts of climate change will touch everyone on earth, but those who stand to suffer most are the poor.

Global Stimulus, Human Rights and the Environment

International project financing primarily intended to generate jobs and growth should not ignore social and environmental safeguards in the name of economic stimulus.

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