NYSERDA to Support Emerging Cleantech Companies Through New Investor Advisory Board

“The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the launch of a new Investor Advisory Board to support its efforts to accelerate new technologies and provide broader exposure for emerging companies to the investment community. The 10-member board came together today in New York City for the first time and represents some of the most active and prestigious early-stage financial and corporate investors in the clean energy space. Today’s announcement supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Green New Deal, a clean energy and jobs agenda that puts New York State on a path to a carbon-neutral economy while spurring growth of the green economy. ” (NYSERDA 2019)

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CEVG’s Executive Managing Director, Jean-Noel Poirier, Joins the French-American Chamber of Commerce’s New Sustainability & Innovation Committee

On May 13, 2019, at the FACC Sustainability & Innovation Forum in New York City, the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) introduced their new Sustainability & Innovation Committee which will drive the adoption and deployment of sustainability policies, solutions, and initiatives in its 1000+ member companies.  

Jean-Noël Poirier, Executive Managing Director of the Clean Energy Venture Group, joined the committee alongside senior sustainability officers of major corporations such as Colgate Palmolive and Danone, and law firms such as Baker MacEnzie.

The Forum attracted over 300 participants who attended various panel discussions and listened to keynote speaker Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, which is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 13,500 signatories from 170 countries.

Through Jean-Noel Poirier, Clean Energy Venture Group is delighted to bring the perspective of early stage cleantech investors and entrepreneurs to the FACC’s Sustainability Committee, which will facilitate connections between major companies and startups for pilot deployments with the goal to promote the adoption of innovative technologies.

Panel: Energy & Transportation – Powering Viable Alternatives in Land, Sea & Air
FACC Sustainability & Innovation Forum, 13 May 2019