Disruptive Green Innovation
New Ventures China 2009 Forum

July 24th, 2009
Beijing, China

INVITATION

The World Resources Institute (www.wri.org) and the DAO Institute for Environment and Development (www.new-ventures.org.cn) cordially invites you to the New Ventures China Disruptive Green Innovation Forum on July 24th, 2009.

The global financial crisis has transformed the life values of people. These days, most people are simply focused on their economic survival as they feverously scrutinize the latest fluctuations in the real estate and stock markets. For too many, concern for the most pressing environmental issues like climate change has become relegated to an easily forgotten newspaper story. This “I care only about my economic well-being” mentality is dangerous as the old Chinese adage teaches us – “with the skin gone, what can the hair adhere to - nothing can exist without its base.” Our survival is dependent on only one base - the environment.

For those of us who are as concerned about our economic well-being as much as the environment - where is the skin and where is the hair? Yes - money should be earned but only in a way that benefits the environment and society. We believe the answer lies on the fate of innovative small Chinese green business - whether these firms, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, can deliver desperately needed environmental and social benefits to China by becoming excellent businesses and profitable investment opportunities.

The New Ventures China Disruptive Green Innovation Forum is set to help further answer this question. At this unique event, six outstanding innovative green Chinese firms will engage with leaders from the environment, businesses and investor communities on how their firms can be drivers of a sustainable economic development model for China. As important, they will demonstrate their business and investment value, as well as new job creation potential.

We look forward to seeing you at this important event!

ZOU Ji, Chief Representative of China Region, WRI
YE Weijia, Director of DAO IED
 

Disruptive Green Innovation Forum Agenda

Key Note Address

“In the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis: Why Green Matters Even More”
Jonathan Lash, President of the World Resources Institute

Featured Companies

Greening the Brown: advanced industrial waste-treatment systems that reduce energy and water use

Conserving the Money Tree: environmentally-friendly wood manufacturing systems and products that reduce hardwood forest harvest

Profitable Technology Rejuvenation: technologies that extend the lives of hi-tech office equipment and reduce e-waste disposal

More Profit with the Wind: advanced automated control system solutions that improve the operational efficiency and reliability of wind-power turbines

Building Sunshine: thin-film solar cells and panels for building superstructures

Wealth in Weeds: organic fertilizers and cosmetic products derived from an invasive plant species