Renewable Funding, a clean energy finance company, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech 100, which recognizes companies from around the globe for the most “innovative and promising ideas in cleantech.”
The list is compiled by Cleantech Group and highlights companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges and have the highest potential to make the most significant market impact, according to the company.
“We are thrilled to be included among this prestigious group of cleantech pioneers who are working hard to create solutions that promote sustainable practices,” said Cisco DeVries, President and CEO of Renewable Funding. “Our company was founded with a mission to develop innovative finance and technology solutions designed to transform America’s economy to clean energy. We are inspired by the thousands of homeowners and businesses that are utilizing our finance model to make critical clean energy, water efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to their properties.”
This list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 84-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange. Cleantech Group’s mission is to connect corporates to sustainable innovation through the i3 market intelligence platform, expert consulting services, and global events.
“The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most inspiring array of entrepreneurs across the cleantech space that are at the forefront of innovation,” said Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group’s CEO. “It is a true honor to gather with the global cleantech community every year to recognize and celebrate the achievements of each of the top 100 companies as they continue to solve tomorrow’s energy and resource challenges and redefine sustainable innovation.”
This year, a record number of nominations were received: 5,995 distinct companies from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 327 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.
The 84-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.
“The Global Cleantech 100 each year provides us with invaluable insight into which companies key market players think are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group’s Managing Director, Europe & Asia and creator of the program. “How the composition of the Global Cleantech 100 list changes over time is revealing of key megatrends and hot sub-sectors – and helps us all get a view on the future.”
• The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on October 6th at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C. http://events.cleantech.com/global100/.
• For complete information on Renewable Funding’s leadership within the cleantech space, access i3 by visiting i3connect.com—Cleantech Group’s leading market intelligence platform—and search for Renewable Funding.
• The list is accompanied by a full report with commentary and insight on the 2014 Global Cleantech 100—authored by Cleantech Group, powered by data from i3, and sponsored by Chubb. Download the report at: http://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/2014-global-cleantech-100/.
• The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 expert panel members is available at http://www.cleantech.com/indexes/global-cleantech-100/2014-panelists/