Logan Yonavjak and Aram Kang
New Ventures

Logan Yonavjak is the Business Development Officer for New Ventures at the World Resources Institute in the Markets and Enterprise Program. New Ventures is WRI’s center for environmental entrepreneurship, helping environmentally-focused small and medium enterprises in six key emerging markets compete in a global economy. In her previous role at WRI Logan was a Research Analyst with the Southern Forests for the Future project. The goal of SFF is to scale up economic incentives (such as payments for watershed services and forest carbon offsets) for private landowners in the southern U.S. to conserve and sustainably manage their forests. Logan received her Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Geography, with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems.


Aram Kang is an Associate with the New Ventures initiative of the Markets and Enterprise Program at the World Resources Institute. Aram manages enterprise development activities for the New Ventures program, promoting the growth of small and growing businesses (SGBs) in emerging economies that generate positive environmental and social impact. More specifically, she facilitates collaborative opportunities and information sharing across the New Ventures Global Network, which has partner operations in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia and Mexico. Aram also develops and implements industry tools and metrics that allow environmental SGBs to inform investors of their financial, environmental, and/or social potential and performance. Previously, Aram managed a program linking business school students to emerging market entrepreneurs for consulting projects, and co-authored a WRI report highlighting investment opportunities in China’s energy efficiency industry. Aram received her Masters in Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University, with a concentration in business and environment, and a BA in International Trade at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea.


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