• An employee at a print shop in Peru carries a stack of paper on his head. By recycling and using new printing techniques, the shop is seeking to reduce its environmental impact — something other small and medium-sized businesses across South America are learning more about as they begin to play a key role in sustainability in the region. (Photo: Courtesy of CENIT)

Brand-name billion-dollar multinationals tend to get the lion’s share of attention when the topic of environmentally- friendly industry comes up. But as Alanna Mitchell reports, in South American countries such as Argentina, small and medium-sized businesses are emerging as role players, too. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

Visit the Charting Change website to read "Greening South America, one business at a time".