Nine Finalists for Mexico's Green Business Competition Announced by World Resources Institute
WHAT: New Ventures Investor Forum in Mexico
The World Resources Institute's New Ventures convenes the Investor Forum twice a year in Latin America to provide entrepreneurs with a venue to showcase their businesses and to facilitate the transfer of venture capital to sustainable enterprises.
WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 2004 to Friday, November 19, 2004
WHERE: Hotel W, Mexico City, Mexico
WHO: Three top enterprises will be selected from among the finalists:
AdobeTerra, adobe brick technology
Aires de Campo, marketer of organic products
Aqua Consult Internacional, sustainable aquaculture
Bioplaneta, service of sustainable goods
Ecocreto, permeable pavement system
Energia MP, combustible efficiency
Nixma, tortilla technology
Nova Energia, geothermal technologies
Sustenta Soluciones, low-impact corporate gifts
WHY: New Ventures started working in Mexico in 2004 to create tools to foster the development of sustainable enterprises. After four years of operation, New Ventures entrepreneurs have attracted more than $10 million in investments.
Dr. Herbert Kohler, chief environmental officer of DaimlerChrysler, will deliver the keynote speech on November 18. Finalists will present their business plans later that afternoon. Winners will be announced at noon on November 19.
New Ventures Mexico is a collaborative program of the Mexican Nature Conservation Fund and the World Resources Institute.