Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI) is a publishing and research company that generates strategic market intelligence on emerging opportunities in the Environmental Industry, Climate Change Industry, the Green Economy, and Health & Wellness Market. Founded in 1988, EBI specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. At the core of its business model are business newsletters, research reports, and contract research. Through editorial research, proprietary industry surveys, and data analysis, EBI identifies and tracks these evolving markets, aggregating company performance, estimating market size, and forecasting growth within the context of business and regulatory trends.

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Publishing company
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Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Subscription-based newsletters are central to the EBI business model, providing a foundation for detailed market research, climate change news and analysis used by executives, investors and policymakers.

EBI principals and analysts have nearly 200 years combined experience in the environmental industry in strategy development, planning, management, finance, marketing and technology assessment.

We also publish detailed sector research reports, in addition to conducting contract research on behalf of private companies and state and federal governments.

Since 1988, the mission of Environmental Business International (EBI) has been to serve the business development needs of environmental companies by providing high-quality strategic information products and services.

EBI serves all sectors of the environmental industry worldwide. EBI studies are highly valued by the senior management of top environmental firms, investors and major management consulting firms. EBI has also completed major studies on environmental markets and export opportunities for environmental technology and services on behalf of government agencies at the federal and state levels. EBI market figures are routinely used in business plans and government documents and have been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, The Economist and other leading periodicals.

Research Reports

EBI has produced more than 20 comprehensive market research reports on the U.S. environmental industry. Reports cover 14 environmental industry segments, international markets, key growth trends, and business opportunities such as strategic environmental management and mergers & acquisitions. Primary data is gathered through annual revenue and performance surveys of more than 1,200 environmental companies and used to compile market size models, breakdowns by customer, media, product and technology, and growth profiles on a year-to-year basis.

Contract Research


EBI's contract research division serves private companies to support opportunity evaluation, corporate development, strategic planning, technology commercialization, financial transactions, resource allocation in personnel, business development, and other strategic objectives. Customers include multinationals, in addition to environmental industry leaders.


EBI's government division focuses on environmental markets, environmental industry competitiveness, exports, employment, technology commercialization, policy development, environmental economics, resource economics and the market for sustainable development. Clients have included U.S. EPA, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership, U.S. Dept. of Energy, the states of California, Colorado and Massachusetts, the governments of Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, The Netherlands and India, as well as OECD and the United Nations.

Government Project Highlights

  • Study for the California Air Resources board to define and size the state's Climate Change Industry and measure its economic contribution
  • 'The Global Environmental Industry: A Market and Needs Assessment' Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Technology Initiative, this study compiled data to help U.S. companies understand the best global business opportunities, as well as data tools to facilitate decision points on market entry.
  • Department of Commerce contracts related to providing training materials and a week-long seminar for foreign commercial service and regional domestic officers; conducting a states forum on environmental business issues; analyzing U.S. environmental industry revenues, employment and exports by state, MSA and Congressional district; and preparing an environmental industry competitiveness study for the Office of Technology Policy's Meeting the Challenge series.
  • DOC OETE export market plans on Malaysia and Korea
  • U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership (a U.S. AID-funded agency) for research and studies related to national market research in US-AEP nations; assessments of U.S. companies' needs related to business development in Asia; and case study profiles of major U.S. competitors financing and developing major environmental infrastructure projects in Asia
  • EBI was the only private sector participant from the U.S. environmental industry on the OECD/Eurostat Working Group to create a framework to define and measure the global environmental industry and publish a guide on how to perform environmental market research and quantification for OECD nations.

EBI founded Environmental Business Journal in 1988, giving shape to the Environmental Industry and providing strategic information and market forecasts for executives involved in 14 business segments, including environmental remediation, water & wastewater, air pollution control and consulting/engineering. The EBI segmentation and quantification of the Environmental Industry was adopted by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Statistical Abstract, OECD, and many other government and private sources. EBJ data and analysis have been published in numerous business plans, in addition to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Fortune and other leading trade and business periodicals.

Climate Change Business Journal ®, launched in 2007 as a subscription based business research publication, serves as the centerpiece of business intelligence providing detailed market research on nine segments of the Climate Change Industry.

In each edition, subscribers receive a strategic overview of a specific industry segment, plus company profiles, survey results, and a proprietary data package with market size, growth and company rankings.

Analysis includes:

  • climate change consulting
  • renewable energy
  • carbon trading
  • carbon capture & storage
  • bioenergy: biomass & biofuels
  • energy storage
  • transportation
  • energy efficiency & demand response
  • green building
  • climate change adaptation

Research Perspective

Through editorial research, proprietary industry surveys and data analysis, CCBJ identifies companies participating in these evolving business segments, tracks metrics including market size and revenue growth, and follows business and regulatory trends affecting the Climate Change Industry. CCBJ also highlights segment leaders and new entrants, climate change investment opportunities, the performance of publicly traded and private companies, and the Climate Change Industry's contribution to the economy. Economic and political analysis places each segment in the context of the larger Climate Change Industry and of the conventional industries it impacts.

By tracking the size and growth of the Climate Change Industry, CCBJ newsletter provides companies and investors with an independent source of financial data for business planning, benchmarking and financing documents. In addition, policymakers and NGOs benefit from our framework for measuring the economic contributions generated by this newly defined industry, independent of its social and environmental benefits.

Each CCBJ issue is dedicated to a single Climate Change Industry segment. Editors interview 30-40 climate change executives and thought leaders for each edition, providing subscribers with perspective from nearly 500 companies in the course of a year's subscription. We also conduct regular Climate Change Industry surveys to gather primary data. Our encyclopedic approach ensures you don't miss out on major strategic trends or unseen competitive factors.