India, a rapidly emerging economy with the world’s second largest population, is facing a surging energy demand. Its rural Base of the Pyramid (BoP) consists of 114 million households, representing 76 percent of India’s rural residents and almost 60
The under-served rural Indian market offers opportunities for investors to support the sustainable energy solutions of the future.
WRI’s new report, in collaboration with CDF-IFMR, looks at the market potential for clean and renewable energy in rural India.
Water issues are becoming a considerable factor affecting growth and profitability of companies in many regions of the world. This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related disclosure.
SBA Hydro is just one of the many companies starting to bring clean energy to India’s rural poor.
Limited transparency around corporate sustainability risks can lead to investments that are bad for the environment, and investors' bottom lines.
How can the financial community better understand the financial impacts of environmental trends?
Energy insecurity, water scarcity, and climate change pose growing risks for the real estate sector in South and Southeast Asia, yet the connections between these trends and financial impacts are not well understood by analysts, investors, companies, and governments in the
This report identifies the potential financial impacts arising from climate change and water scarcity on the publicly listed companies in the USD1 $40 billion food and beverage (F&B) sector in South and Southeast Asia. It focuses on domestic companies that process and
Despite projections, many financial analysts ignore the risks and opportunities associated with environmental trends. ENVEST seeks to change this.
The New Ventures directors answer questions about what small, sustainable companies can do to boost local economies and protect the environment.
Financial institutions are learning to protect investors--and themselves--from investments exposed to risk from climate change.
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
Climate change and water scarcity will have a big impact on the food and beverage industry in Asia
An ESCO is “a company that provides energy-efficiency-related and other value-added services and for which performance contracting is a core part of its energy-efficiency services business” (definition from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Association of Energy Service Compa
As the recession deepens, investment firms are cutting back on ESG research. That’s a mistake.
International project financing primarily intended to generate jobs and growth should not ignore social and environmental safeguards in the name of economic stimulus.
Despite the global economic downturn, China’s environmental and renewable energy sectors are poised for another year of strong growth.