IPE's Mission: Promoting information disclosure and advancing multi-party participation, to bring back blue skies and clear waters

The Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) is a non-profit environmental research organization registered and based in Beijing, China. Since its establishment in June 2006, IPE has dedicated itself to collecting, collating and analyzing government and corporate environmental information to build a database of environmental information. IPE's two platforms – the Pollution Map website and the Blue Map app – integrate environmental data to serve green procurement, green finance and government environmental policymaking, using cooperation between companies, government, NGOs, research organizations and other stakeholders and leveraging the power of a wide range of enterprises to achieve environmental transformation, promote environmental information disclosure and improve environmental governance mechanisms.

Our Data

Comprehensive collection of environmental quality, emissions and pollution source supervision records
published by the local governments of 31 provinces and 338 cities, as well as information mandatorily or voluntarily disclosed by enterprises
based on relevant legislation and corporate social responsibility requirements

  • Blue Map Website

    Displays all environmental data and information
    about IPE's projects, and serves as an
    important tool for green procurement
    and green finance

  • Blue Map App

    Mobile app provides access to real-time
    environmental information and
    facilitates supervision
    of enterprises


  • Data Services

    Integrates government and corporate environmental
    information to provide high-quality
    environmental data for use by NGOs,
    research organizations, business
    agencies and others

Our Core Projects
  • Green Supply Chain

    Provides international and Chinese brands with environmental management solutions for their suppliers in mainland China, issues the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), works with suppliers to improve environmental performance, and discloses environmental emissions data

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  • Green Finance

    Offers a tool for bringing together and analyzing information from multiple stakeholders to help use the power of publicly-listed companies, banks and other financial agencies to influence companies and drive improvements in environmental performance

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  • Pollution Information Transparency Index (PITI)

    Examines pollution source information and environmental quality information to evaluate the level of government environmental information disclosure and provide recommendations and support to government environmental information disclosure work

    See Pollution Information Transparency Index (PITI)
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IPE's History

For the past ten years, IPE has adhered to the philosophy that information disclosure promotes environmental governance in China, channeling the strength of the public into environmental supervision and environmental protection to help foster cooperation among government, business, NGOs and other stakeholders.

  • 2015

    Developed the Pollution Risk Index for Listed Companies, app upgraded to the "Blue Map"

    2015

    Developed the Pollution Risk Index for Listed Companies, app upgraded to the "Blue Map"

  • 2014

    Released the Pollution Map mobile app, launched the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI)

    2014

    Released the Pollution Map mobile app, launched the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI)

  • 2013

    26 organizations jointly issued the Total Transparency Initiative, began promoting green stocks

    2013

    26 organizations jointly issued the Total Transparency Initiative, began promoting green stocks

  • 2012

    Launched investigations into the supply chains of key textile industry brands

    2012

    Launched investigations into the supply chains of key textile industry brands

  • 2011

    Developed the Air Quality Transparency Index (AQTI), published the Blue Sky Roadmap Report

    2011

    Developed the Air Quality Transparency Index (AQTI), published first Blue Sky Roadmap Report

  • 2010

    Launched investigations into the supply chains of key IT industry brands

    2010

    Launched investigations into the supply chains of key IT industry brands

  • 2009

    Initiated the PITI assessment of 113 key cities

    2009

    Initiated the PITI assessment of 113 key cities

  • 2008

    Published the Air Pollution Map, developed the Pollution Information Transparency Index (PITI)

    2008

    Published the Air Pollution Map, developed the Pollution Information Transparency Index (PITI)

  • 2007

    21 environmental organizations launched the "Green Choice" initiative and the Green Choice Alliance (GCA)

    2007

    21 environmental organizations launched the "Green Choice" initiative and the Green Choice Alliance (GCA)

  • 2006

    Founding of IPE. Developed the Water Pollution Database, launched the China Water Pollution Map website

    2006

    Founding of IPE. Developed the Water Pollution Database, launched the China Water Pollution Map website

Interact with Us
  • We Chat Public Account

  • Weibo Account

  • Download the Blue Map App