China's overseas investment grew from $1 billion in 2004 to more than $30 billion in 2014. In many cases, it's come at a cost to Africa's forests and the people who rely on them.
small and medium enterprise (SME)
The private sector generates more than 60 percent of gross domestic product, and micro and small enterprises in developing countries provide around 60 percent of all jobs. So boosting businesses’ resiliency is critical for boosting community resiliency.
Enabling Small Businesses in Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change
Small businesses are critical yet often overlooked players in climate change adaptation. This report offers specific policy interventions for policymakers, climate finance providers, and large corporations to engage small businesses in adaptation efforts, enabling them to build their own...
Multinational corporations have a central role in planning for climate change impacts. However, business leaders can go a step further by making their supply chains—often made up of small businesses in developing countries—more resilient.
Here’s a look at why small businesses need a significant role in mitigating and adapting to climate change.
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...
This piece originally appeared on the New Ventures website. It was written with New Ventures intern Kevin Short.
The 2011 New Ventures China Investor Forum showcased the potential of environmental entrepreneurship on a larger scale than any previous forum in the program’s eight years of operations in China.
Why is Asia such an important region for clean energy deployment? WRI experts respond.
Ready to scale up, six environmental entrepreneurs from around the world make their case to investors in New York City.
With a new technique for reusing steam, a Chinese company helps industry save water and conserve energy.
Houses crudely constructed from sheets of cardboard and aluminum start to appear just south of the Mexico-United States border and stretch across the Mexican landscape. These homes, which are often overcrowded, unstable and made of dangerous materials, provide stark visual evidence of Mexico’s severe housing shortage.