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Voices of the Entrepreneurs

“Voices of the Entrepreneurs” is both a celebration of what New Ventures has achieved so far and a springboard to its future. This report highlights the experience of 32 New Ventures entrepreneurs and provides valuable insights into the challenges that hinder the growth of environmental...

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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On the Frontiers of Finance

Scaling up Investment in Sustainable Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries

*On the Frontiers of Finance* provides an overview of the current landscape, lending practices, and principal challenges of financial intermediaries providing capital to sustainable SMEs in developing countries. The objective of this study is to help stimulate greater and more effective...

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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