Poor Farmers Swap Fair-Trade Premiums For Ownership Of Their Own Global Companies

Fair trade might be good. But owning your own supply chain is even better. For small farmers with a patch of forest, new ventures are growing that give them a stake in international markets and a conservation mission. » Read more

Runa: Innovative solutions for forest conservation

There is a common trade-off that many agriculture-based communities face in today’s globalized world, stemming from a desire to preserve their cultural heritage and environment, while at the same time having to earn immediate cash and compete with fast-paced production systems. Runa, the winner of the WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge has a unique business model that addresses this trade off. » Read more

Join us for a Tweet Chat on World Environment Day

Join Ennovent and Sankalp Forum for a Tweet Chat this World Environment Day to discuss how private enterprises can promote renewable energy practices. Follow the #1earth hashtag to stay up to date on the conversation. » Read more

The Social Entrepreneur, Devin Thorpe talks to Planting Empowerment & Ennovent

Devin Thorpe who authors The Social Entrepreneur blog on Forbes.com talks to WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge winner, Planting Empowerment and Ennovent about Impact Investing and what makes Planting Empowerment’s model innovative. » Read more

Profiling the best for-profit solutions addressing tropical forest conservation

Managed by Ennovent, an accelerator for innovations of sustainability in low-income markets this Challenge enabled the discovery of more than 77 sustainable businesses taking innovative approaches to address the issue of tropical forest conservation » Read more

World Wildlife Fund Switzerland supports startups in the forest

In December, the World Wildlife Fund Switzerland teamed with Ennovent, a supporter of sustainable innovation, to present the Tropical Forest Challenge. Here is a quick snapshot of the winners in their interview on dowser.org » Read more

WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge winners to be announced December 17!

WWF Switzerland and Ennovent will be announcing the winners and finalists of the Tropical Forest Challenge on December 17th, 2012! » Read more

Transporting Change: How Coir Atlas is changing the way India Moves

Himanshu Sheth’s efforts are sustainably preserving Indian forests and providing livelihood to rural women » Read more

Mining for Gold to Preserve Tropical Forests- The Entrepreneurial Story of Mr. Garbage Wood

This innovative idea is a great example of how for-profit solutions are driving conservation efforts. » Read more

Final Call for Applications – WWF Switzerland Tropical Forest Challenge

It just takes one great idea to create lasting change, for tropical forests and beyond. We’re looking for those ideas and enterprises now. » Read more

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