As climate change moves up the corporate agenda cleantech investment is reaching record levels. Climate change challenges are creating opportunities for next generation technologies as companies seek to respond to stakeholder expectations, current and anticipated regulation, rising energy costs and consumer pressure. In addition, climate-smart companies view this as an opportunity to make them more innovative, efficient and competitive via revenue generation and cost reductions.
Climate change is here to stay and will have a transformative effect on all types of business. The integration of a climate change agenda into the heart of business planning will be a characteristic of successful enterprises in the future. Those who are able to quickly and effectively adapt to the new paradigm will be the companies who improve their competitive advantage in the marketplace.
It is a global challenge that requires a transformation of infrastructure and practices that crosses industries and supply chains. Not only do levels of investment in innovative clean technologies need to accelerate, but partnership and collaboration must be increased and encouraged among multinational corporations, emerging cleantech growth companies, governments and other stakeholders.
Our local professionals based in Seattle and Portland, are part of a global network of over 700+ professionals dedicated to working together under the umbrella of Climate Change and Sustainability Services. We offer services in specific specialty practices — Cleantech, Renewable Energies, Eco Taxation, Green Building, Corporate Responsibility, Carbon Services, Sustainability Assurance and Advisory Services — to meet the unique needs of our clients.
Ernst & Young intends:
If you have any question or would like more information on Ernst and Young’s cleantech capabilities then please contact a representative of our Cleantech network (pdf, 35kb) in your region.
Turning Dreams into Reality. Millions of drill bits were sold around the world last year. Was it drill bits consumers wanted? No, they wanted holes. Every year, businesses seek the professional services of engineering firms. Is it drawings they want? Hardly; they want to be certain that the vision they hold in their minds can be turned into reality...a new facility, a new process, a new alternate fuels plant. There are myriad issues owners must consider when planning for any commercial venture - "How much will my project cost?" "Have I chosen the right technology?" "How will all the pieces of my project be successfully integrated?" Harris Group Inc. was founded over 30 years ago, and for the past 14 years, our Process Solutions business unit has been helping our customers in alternate fuels put all the components together for the successful commercialization of their projects. Our services include independent technology assessments; meaning that we are not beholding to any single process provider, constructor, equipment vendor, or financial institution. Our breadth of experience includes not just corn ethanol, biodiesel, and anaerobic digestion, but also biomass conversion to fuels and chemicals, via biological and chemical routes. Our roots are in Forest Industries...since 1975, putting us at an extreme advantage considering the future of cellulosics ...not many other engineering firms today can make that claim ... (or use that pun). Additionally, Harris Group's Energy Business Unit has expertise in the development and design of biomass fueled power generation and alternate energy projects. Collectively, with the capabilities of our Financial Consulting Unit offering specialized expertise in financial due diligence and construction monitoring, Harris Group is uniquely positioned in the marketplace; working together, integrating all the critical components of your project towards successful implementation:
Harris Group Inc.Putting all the pieces together for the successful commercialization of your alternate fuel project.
With Stoel Rives' internationally renowned expertise in the clean energy and technology industries combined with our regulatory knowledge, cleantech companies look to Stoel Rives’ Cleantech Ventures Group for practical advice and a full range of appropriately targeted legal services.
Our Cleantech Ventures Group represents companies with a broad range of clean technologies:
We advise clients through all phases of a cleantech technology company's life cycle—from raw idea, protection of intellectual property, through angel and venture capital financing, and then on to project development, project finance, sale or public offering. We guide cleantech companies through the industry specific governmental policies, regulatory and compliance demands and opportunities that are changing day-to-day and can challenge management.
Investors, bankers, securities underwriters and other parties involved in the financing of cleantech businesses turn to Stoel Rives. Our strong connections to the financial community and our reputation for clean energy and technology expertise enable us to help our clients find productive relationships.
Some of our clients' representative technologies include:
Like the entrepreneurs we back, we too are entrepreneurs. Together, we build and finance great companies.
At Yaletown Venture Partners, we enter all of our deals at an early-stage and help entrepreneurs develop and finance those businesses from start to finish.
Yaletown invests in cleantech deals in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Our cleantech interests include renewables, transportation systems, biomass energy, and energy efficiency - four key Cleantech sub-sectors with strong presence throughout the Pacific Northwest and exceptional global market potential. We also invest in Information Technology deals in Western Canada. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Yaletown is backed by leading institutional and private investors in Canada and the United States, and by a network of successful technology entrepreneurs, executives, and angel investors.
Yaletown leverages an extensive on-the-ground network to seek out the most promising cleantech and IT investment opportunities in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.
We make it a priority to partner with like minded venture funds and proven technology angels to bring capital, resources, and strategic competitive advantages to every company we back.
We have partnered with many quality venture capital fund partners in the United States, Canada, and from overseas to back high potential entrepreneurial teams here in our region.
We have partnered in deals and with more than 40 angel investors who have impressive track records of building value in technology companies as entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators. We value the wealth of experience these individual investors bring to the table as partners.
In our team you will discover a wide spectrum of skills, an extensive network of contacts, and deep individual commitment channelled into a team effort. Yaletown’s four co-founding General Partners bring together more than 80 years experience building and financing emerging technology companies and an extensive network of relationships with entrepreneurs, industry executives, and investment professionals.
Every day we apply our collective experience, relationships, and plain old hard work to identify and collaborate on opportunities that matter, and to bring resources, perspective, and capital to help develop start-ups into market leaders.
Approachable, straightforward, and committed business partners. Ask around. Then give us a call.