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Growing Optimism for “Impact Investing”

Is it possible to do good in the world while also making a profit? A growing group of investors, known as “impact investors”, believe that it is.

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.

The Clean Technology Fund

Insights for Development and Climate Finance

This working paper series summarizes key innovations and challenges of the Clean Technology Fund. It analyzes the investment plans that the Fund has endorsed to date, and makes the case for greater emphasis on institutional capacity and governance in program design.

Power to the People

Investing in Clean Energy for the Base of the Pyramid in India

This report informs investors about the market potential of the clean
energy industry serving India’s rural Base of the Pyramid (BoP) market, by looking at its opportunities, challenges, and potential paths to growth.

Q&A: Clean Energy for India’s ‘Base of the Pyramid’

WRI’s new report, in collaboration with CDF-IFMR, looks at the market potential for clean and renewable energy in rural India.

Mine the Gap

Connecting Water Risks and Disclosure in the Mining Sector

This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related disclosure.

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