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  • TV Hit Proves Sustainability Will “Win in China”

    One of China’s most popular programs right now is a reality-show called “Win in China,” a sort of spin-off of the Apprentice model only with minimal shady dealings and fortunately no appearances by Donald Trump. The basic idea is that 108 aspiring entrepreneurs battle to sharpen...

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  • Doing Business in Brazil – It’s Like Waiting in Line at the DMV

    If you were given the choice, what would you rather do: (1) Start a business in S?o Paulo, Brazil?s economic capital, or (2) Wait in a thirty day line at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Washington DC? Although number 2 sounds tempting, I would suspect that most everyone would opt to...

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  • Rising Ventures: Yunnan Zhenghong Brings Energy Solutions to Rural China

    China has a huge impending energy problem.? While the US is by far the leader in GHG emissions worldwide, China - with its high growth and booming population - is quickly becoming the elephant in the room during discussions on global energy policy.? Issues of rising demand and...

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  • Announcing the Rising Ventures Series

    Readers of nextbillion may have noticed recently that the company profiles I’ve been blogging on every week have taken on a new theme. This is because the New Ventures program (also part of the World Resources Institute and a partner of nextbillion) decided to make these featured...

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  • ’Globalization Comes Full Circle’ – Business Week

    In this week?s cover story, Emerging Giants, Business Week explores the phenomenon of ?innovation blowback.? For those of you not familiar with the term?like me only 15 minutes ago?innovation blowback refers to businesses from the developing world that expand into overseas markets...

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  • Rising Ventures: AmazonLife Makes Social Responsibility Look Good on the Runway

    Mike Jarvis writes in PSD Blog today about the increasing demand for Fairtrade products as a sign of growing consumer trust in the quality and desirability of this relatively new business model. This is news that will not only give Coldplay’s Chris Martin something to talk about in between...

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  • Review: The Giving Back Awards

    As I waited for my bagel to toast yesterday, I noticed the latest Newsweek perched in the WRI magazine rack. Normally, I flip to the Perspectives page, then to the Last Word column, and I?m done. Not this time. The cover story, ?The Giving Back Awards,? piqued my interest and won out,...

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  • Great Innovation: The Brazilian Waterless Car Wash

    ? If you have ever?gotten service at a car wash?in Brazil, you know that many of them make up the phenomenon Hernando DeSoto calls dead capital. They operate outside of the formal economy, paying low wages off the books, skipping out on taxes and side-stepping regulations. This is the...

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