Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) discovers and eradicates the root cause of massive pollution.
According to the World Bank, 16 of the world‘s 20 most polluted cities are in China. However, there exists information asymmetry between companies and consumers regarding environment pollution. Consumers are not aware of the environmental threats caused by the massive and unethical production of companies and their suppliers. Due to the weak enforcement of environmental policies within China, companies bear little cost or consequence for breaching the law and lack incentives to improve polluting behaviors.
IPE's works towards making communities understand the hazards in the surrounding environment, thus promoting widespread public participation in environmental governance. Working in 113 cities IPE aims to make a Green Choice Alliance with 20 brands and 400 suppliers per industry.
IPE thereby contributes to:
|# of global brands working with IPE||80||147||149||198||267|
|# of factories improving their environmental performance||1000||1'891||2'200||2'294||4’696|
|# of active users on their mobile phone app||n/a||2'816||20'000||59'000||80‘000|