30 September 2013

3rd Annual EY Cleantech CEO Retreat Underway

EY Cleantech CEO Retreat Underway
Today starts the 3rd Annual EY Cleantech CEO Retreat, an event I've managed for the past two years and which we, EY's Global Cleantech Center, hosts at the Carneros Inn in Napa, California.

This two-day Retreat is designed to be an intimate, facilitated dialogue between peers working in all sub-sectors and concentrations from the broad spectrum that is cleantech.

Included are emerging company entrepreneurs focused on energy efficiency, new ways of financing clean energy development, producing alternative fuels and even more efficient ways to use traditional fuels.

Some of the companies attending include Elevance Renewable Sciences, LightSail Energy, OriginOil, Energy Points, and WegoWise.

In addition, we bring into the fold some of the most innovative companies fostering sustainable solutions or investing in the companies and business models for a sustainable future.

Among the corporations are Nike, SunEdison, WiTricity, Tecsis Brazil, and CLP India.

We're excited to be hosting this event again this year and look forward to a couple of days full of stimulating dialogue about the issues facing cleantech companies today -- from capital raising to working with corporations as partners and customers, from helping US government agencies reach their renewable energy targets to seeking opportunities in emerging markets like China and India.

And, of course, we look forward to the good food, wine, and landscape that Napa and the Carneros Inn provides.

We couldn't do it without our sponsors, including Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Goodwin Procter, Heidrick & Struggles, Silicon Valley Bank, and Steelcase, who provided the furniture for our unique event. Additional support came from the Aspen Institute's Energy & Environment Program.

For more on this invitation-only event and other programs and thought leadership from EY's global Cleantech Center, go to ey.com/cleantech.