Virginia Barreiro
World Resources Institute

Virginia Barreiro is the Global Director of the New Ventures Project at the World Resources Institute. In her work on New Ventures, she has helped to grow the initiative from a regional (Latin America) to a global focus that is active in 5 major emerging markets, Brazil, Mexico, China, India and Indonesia. NV supports small and medium enterprises operating in sustainable sectors. The project identifies innovative enterprises with potential for high environmental and social impact and provides them with access to business development services and investment.

Virginia holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California in San Diego and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from George Washington University.

Articles by Virginia Barreiro

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    Notes from Indonesia: 2009 New Ventures Investor Forum

    Last month I had the distinct pleasure of spending two full days with entrepreneurs from Indonesia during the New Ventures Investor Forum. These entrepreneurs are unique in many ways - but bound together by a sincere desire to lead change in Indonesia. through innovation, inclusion of BoP markets and environmental sustainability.

  • Virginia Barreiro

    Cornell Global Forum: BoP Inclusion Meets Environmental Sustainability

    Rather than feeling exhausted after a 2 ? day conference on "The Great Convergence", I felt energized and enthusiastic about what appears to be a certain maturation or "coming of age" of this space. The idea that we cannot achieve inclusion of the BoP if we don’t consider how to do so with that environmental sustainability, and vice-versa...

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