Rio+20: Endeva to present a paper on “Policy Measures to Support Inclusive and Green Business Models”
Endeva associated expert Martin Herrndorf will present a paper at the session 'Enabling Green and Inclusive Markets: A Case for Public Private Collaboration' on 18 June 2012, organised by the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) at the Corporate Sustainability Forum at the Rio+20 Summit.
The paper finds that realising synergies between inclusion and greening requires innovative technologies and business models. While they are developed and implemented by the private sector, a diverse set of actors – such as impact investors, NGOs, MFIs, research organisation, donors and policy-makers – can play a key role in supporting them. The latter are particularly important in providing stable and secure, yet flexible regulatory frameworks. Policy-makers and donors can also influence market mechanisms by designing subsidy and incentive systems for green and inclusive innovations and facilitate cooperation and partnerships between actors. The paper was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It was published by DCED and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and written by Martin Herrndorf, its presenter, and Aline Krämer, co-founder and managing director of Endeva.
The 'Enabling Green and Inclusive Markets: A Case for Public Private Collaboration' session will feature several high-level representatives of leading organisations working on corporate responsibility and inclusive market issues, including Mr. Christoph Beier, Managing Director of GIZ, Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Marcel Engel, Managing Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Jim Tanburn, Coordinator of the DCED. A special focus of the session will be on India. Representatives of several Indian organisations at the cutting edge of the innovation frontier in inclusive and green business models, which are also featured in the paper, will discuss how India promotes these types of businesses. Amongst them are Doug Peterson, CEO of Vayugrid, Mohan Ranbaore, Co-Founder of Waterlife and Mayank Sekhsaria, Co-Founder of Greenlight Planet.