SBA Hydro is just one of the many companies starting to bring clean energy to India’s rural poor.
The New Ventures directors answer questions about what small, sustainable companies can do to boost local economies and protect the environment.
Sustainable SMEs: The Future for Emerging Economies
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a critical and well documented role in both developing and industrialized economies. They drive innovation, spur economic growth, create
The market potential for energy savings companies (ESCOs) in India is great, yet barriers still stand in the way of the industry's growth.
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.
Forthcoming WRI research hopes to help overcome barriers in India's burgeoning ESCO market.
Despite the global economic downturn, China’s environmental and renewable energy sectors are poised for another year of strong growth.
Ironically, the most ambitious U.S. action in the fight against global warming is coming from big cities and their mayors.
p>In a speech at Davos today, Bill Gates called for a more inclusive capitalism that "would have a twin mission: making profits and also improving lives for those who don't fully benefit from market forces." That is a major milestone in the evolving thinking of perhaps the most influential philanthropist of our time.
Beijing Shenwu Thermal Energy Company, a once struggling small enterprise, is revolutionizing China's industrial energy consumption by making it more efficient and cleaner.
Each year, we evaluate the impact of our work in four sustainable development goal areas and announce our top ten outcomes. Each is a glimpse of what's possible when we work together as a global community.
In Coming Clean: Corporate disclosure of financially significant environmental risks, WRI economists Robert Repetto and Duncan Austin examine the extent to which one group of companies are failing to disclose their exposure to financially material environmental issues.
Provides a basic framework for thinking about the various categories of sustainabilty indicators, and provides a preliminary list of ongoing efforts in the field.
This report and its companion data tables provide for the first time a set of indicators to evaluate the impacts of trade on environment in the Latin American and Caribbean region. These estimates cover 14 pollution categories, over 8 exporting sectors for 16 countries.
From the board room to the shop floor to the marketplace, business decisions are skewed when environmental costs are hidden. Common accounting practices hide these costs in two ways: by burying them in "non-environmental" accounts and by failing to link costs to the activities that spawn them.