Environmental Business International


About EBI

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.

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.

Our Mission

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.

Definition of the Environmental Industry

See Table of EBI's 14 business segments


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.

Executive Meetings

EBI has founded and managed three executive summits.

Environmental Industry Summit
Now in its 11th year, the EBJ Summit is for senior executives in water/wastewater, remediation, consulting & engineering, hazardous waste, air pollution control, and other key environmental industry segments. The summit features state-of-the-industry presentations and key business and regulatory issues affecting the environmental industry.

Nutrition Capital Network Investor Meetings
San Francisco and New York are the venues for twice yearly NCN investor meetings. Co-founded by President of EBI Grant Ferrier in 2007, NCN introduces leading growth companies in the natural products business, health & wellness market and green product and services market to potential private equity and strategic investors.

Newport/NBJ Summit
In 1998, EBI Inc. founded the annual NBJ/Newport Summit, a senior executive retreat combining high-level networking with valuable strategic content. The NBJ/Newport Summit was sold to New Hope Natural Media in 2003 and managed by EBI until 2007. It remains the leading event for CEOs in the nutrition industry.

Business Achievement Awards