Education.

Share a story idea here (link opens in a new window)
  • Biodegradable Plastics

    In the 1967 film The Graduate, Walter Brook gives a baby faced Dustin Hoffman advice he should never forget. ?I want to say one word to you. Just one word.? After pausing for dramatic effect, he continues, ?Plastics.? Now, almost forty years later, Dustin Hoffman has forty times the...

    Categories
    Education
    Tags
    academia, World Resources Institute
  • This Week: Hope for Change in a Troubled Industry

    Proteak?s co-founder, Hector Bonilla is convinced he can defy a deeply engrained and concerning global trend in an extremely problematic sector. He operates within the law, practices responsible forestry and runs a transparent company. This might seem routine, until you consider what he does...

    Categories
    Education
    Tags
    academia
  • “Poorism” in India – Development Through Enterprise or Lower Class Exploitation?

    Browsing the morning headlines, I came across a startling and at first disturbing trend in the Indian tourism industry.? I had just finished reading a nice article on how the government plans to operate eco-tours of rural Jharkhand when I found a Guardian piece describing one community...

    Categories
    Education
    Tags
    academia
  • This Week in SME Investing

    I?ve just posted up several recent news stories about financing for SME development. Most of these came from the Business in Development Network, which promotes poverty reduction through entrepreneurship in developing countries. The group maintains a great newsroom for those interested in...

    Categories
    Education
    Tags
    academia, World Resources Institute
  • Aavishkaar Wins World Business Award

    Aavishkaar, the Indian micro venture capital fund that we?ve profiled on NextBillion and in GreenBiz, has been awarded the World Business Award as one of the top ten business models of the world contributing to the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals. Other winners of the award...

    Categories
    Education
    Tags
    academia
  • This Week: Your Dream Vacation….. and your great-grandchildrens’

    Efforts to preserve the?Amazonian rainforest?have always been rife with plenty of controversy.? This is?either?attributed to the fact that environmental protectionism is often seen as a blow to economic growth or because well-intentioned businesses end up exploiting local residents to green...

    Categories
    Education
    Tags
    academia
  • This Week: Getting a Breath of Fresh Air in One of the World’s Most Polluted Cities

    It’s no secret that air quality in the bustling metropolis of Mexico City leaves much to be desired, but three local entrepreneurs are looking to change that image. The founders of Vehizero are taking on one of the world’s greatest environmental challenges one car at a time with sleek...

    Categories
    Education
    Tags
    academia
  • The New Asian Tiger… Indian SMEs? I’d bet $500 billion on it.

    For years, we at New Ventures have been encouraging investors and aid organizations to pay attention to the growing numbers of SMEs being created by waves of adventurous entrepreneurs throughout the developing world. I would point to businesses like Aires as shining examples of small, innovative...

    Categories
    Education
    Tags
    academia
The Best of NextBillion in Your Inbox Each Week!
Subscribe to NB Notes for news, jobs & on-the-ground insights from the world of emerging markets business.
No Thanks
Thank you for signing up to receive the NextBillion Notes newsletter.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×