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  • A beautiful coastline but, in the foreground, a woman is sorting a huge pile of plastic bottles

    Wanted: corporate global citizens to deliver the SDGs

    Businesses are global citizens too – and have a prominent role in collective achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, explains guest blogger David Croft

    24 January 2020 | Blog | Green economy
  • A row of women sitting with baskets of freshly picked tea leaves

    We need more than business as usual, to leave no one behind

    In the latest blog in our series exploring how business and investors can contribute to achieving the SDGs, Rijit Sengupta discusses the challenges and opportunities for businesses in India seeking to raise the bar on sustainability

    10 January 2020 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • A group of young women protestors with placards, one reading "Your profits can't buy another planet"

    Ten reasons why we have to rewrite the sustainability rule book, and now

    Companies are lagging behind when it comes to action on climate change. Mike Barry shares his tips on becoming the sustainable business leaders of tomorrow

    8 December 2019 | Blog | Climate change
  • A handful of seedlings

    Bringing business into the conversation on sustainable development

    IIED has launched a new series of blogs and interviews exploring how business and investors are contributing to sustainable development

    18 November 2019 | News | Sustainable markets
  • A young man on a hillside, planting a tree.

    When investors go green

    Pernille Holtedahl unpacks the growing appetite for green bonds and suggests this is a movement driven by the broader public – not just business

    18 November 2019 | Blog | Economics
  • Close-up image of cotton growing

    Q&A: Ready for impact?

    In the first of a series of articles exploring how investors and business can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, IIED’s Laura Kelly puts questions to Chris West from Sumerian Partners on the lessons and challenges from impact investing

    7 November 2019 | Article | Economics
  • A shoal of fish

    IIED launches new 'Insights' series linking business and sustainability

    IIED has today released the first in a new series that will deliver practical evidence and strategic insights to support businesses and investors as they address environment and development challenges

    2 October 2019 | News | Sustainable markets
  • a turtle

    Navigating ocean investments

    In the first of a new series of ‘Insights’ case studies designed to highlight links between business and sustainability, IIED looks at a business model that could be the key to bridging the marine conservation funding gap.

    1 October 2019 | Article | Economics
  • The sale of matoke in a market near Fort Portal, Uganda: green growth planning must take account of the informal economy (Photo: Matt Wright/IIED)

    Does green growth miss the majority?

    On 25 February IIED is hosting an event on the informal sector – we want to better understand how it can contribute to creating a greener and more inclusive economy

    18 February 2016 | Blog | Green economy
  • A vendor in India uses energy produced by a micro-grid funded by SunFunder (Photo: Sameer Halai/SunFunder)

    Off-grid energy powered by the crowd

    Crowdfunding provides a potential source of funding to improve access to electricity in countries such as India, but financial regulations are a barrier

    9 April 2015 | Blog | Energy
  • Marisa Carmargo presents approaches to equity in forest governance: Lessons for safeguard development at an event at COP20 in Lima (Photo: Donal Yeang via Flickr)

    Why the private sector must be included in efforts to curb deforestation

    Making the links between green supplies chains, zero deforestation and the private sector at COP20 in Lima

    5 December 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Logging truck in Cameroon. Credit: World Resources Institute (Creative Commons)

    What’s missing from private-sector REDD+?

    Weak engagement with businesses that operate in forest landscapes and a lack of clarity about who has rights to the carbon in trees are among the problems facing private-sector REDD+

    29 January 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • Isilda Nhantumbo, Bright Sibale, and Duncan Macqueen exchange ideas at a Forest Governance Learning Group Learning Event in Mozambique. Photo: Leianne Rolington

    Private sector involvement with REDD+

    IIED worked with partners to understand and document the scale of private sector engagement with REDD+, which aimed to reduce emissions and conserve forests in specific countries.This was achieved by developing a series of national-level case studies, research into opportunities for further private sector engagement and commitments towards zero-deforestation supply chains

    12 September 2013 | Project | Forests
  • The field team designing a REDD strategy talk to farmer Nimale Maribu Saidi as part of their field research in Meceburi Forest Reserve, Mozambique .Photo by Mike Goldwater

    Inclusive environmental investments

    Inclusive environmental investments — from both public and private sector finance — are essential if local forest people are to benefit from deals that are both fair and support climate change adaptation and mitigation measures.

    7 September 2013 | Project | Forests
  • A solar lamp lights up a shop.

    The private sector’s role in low carbon resilient development

    How can the private sector be effectively engaged not just to reduce the long-term impacts of climate change, but also to help communities adapt to the changes they’re experiencing now?

    20 June 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • House in Zambia with solar panels on the roof.

    How can business help boost access to energy for those who need it most?

    From crowdfunding platforms to development banks, the private sector can have a big impact in low-income energy markets.

    7 June 2013 | Blog | Energy
  • A girl studies under the light of a rechargeable solar lamp.

    New research series kicks off with look at energy delivery models

    What are the barriers to engaging small-scale producers and low-income consumers, and how can private sector interventions be improved to reach the poorest?

    12 December 2012 | Blog | Energy
  • Moving beyond the preamble to creating a new story at Rio+20

    The panelists, Tony Cunningham MP (Labour), Martin Horwood MP (Liberal Democrats),

    24 May 2012 | Blog | Energy
  • Modern agrifood markets: Marginalising small producers even further?

    20 September 2010 | Article | Food and agriculture
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