Your Guide To The Companies and Themes Delivering Sustainable Innovation

Can we ever recover from the chaos of the inefficient, Covid-distracted and carbonized world we've created? At Cleantech Group, we see remarkable technology, people and companies ready to deliver the transformation ahead.
Get the 2021 Global Cleantech 100 report and meet the innovative companies working to build a sustainable tomorrow. From revolutionary digital technologies to robotic farming equipment and electric charging solutions to carbon capture, our latest report will give you invaluable insight into the innovators, business models and technologies that are poised to transform our world in the coming decade.

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The 2021 Global Cleantech 100 Report Brings You The Companies Delivering Transformation:

  • Which companies are developing the technologies that fight climate change and carbon dependence?
  • What are the factors driving deal growth across each of the cleantech sectors?
  • How are geopolitical and social factors affecting policies and the growth in investment?

Where Can you Meet the Global Cleantech 100 Companies?

Join us on 12-14 January for Cleantech Forum Europe or on 19-21 January for Cleantech Forum San Francisco and get to know the innovators who will take us from chaos to transformation. Our forums bring together the investors, corporates, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who are working together to end the chaos of the climate crisis. In addition to research-led sessions, you’ll have scheduled networking sessions so you can meet the people with the resources and ideas to take you to the next level.

The Global Cleantech 100 Sectors

Agriculture & Food

In 2020, a combination of drivers including maturing technologies, circularity and a supply chain shock that focused attention on agility, resilience, and transparency had an impact on the entire sector. Plus, consumers expect more accountability and more nutritionally dense food that relies less on animals. What underpins the solutions arriving in the coming decade?

Enabling Technologies

As connectivity and processing capabilities improve, Enabling Technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, sensors, big data and analytics, internet of things and other digital technologies find applications in to enable greater efficiency and decarbonization. How will the market evolve to accommodate these developments?

Energy & Power

Energy and Power investment has felt the inertia caused by shelter-in-place orders as a result of Covid-19. However, 2020 has witnessed some of the biggest private and public commitments for decarbonizing energy and power. Will the capital going into the sector become more strategic, purposeful and mission focused than before?

Materials & Chemicals

The chemical industry faces a unique environmental challenge. Improved energy efficiency and electrification are effective routes to address emissions, but the chemicals industry must also address availability of raw materials and the end-of-life impact of products. How will the sector evolve?

Resources & Environment

Using our planet’s resources in a more responsible way means more than just reducing our dependence on plastics and finding better ways of managing water and waste. Can we start to draw value from carbon capture and also build greater protection for the natural environment we all depend on?

Transportation & Logistics

The global pandemic has revealed a dire need for zero-emission, sustainable, flexible and safe methods of moving both people and goods. Will the mid-century net zero emissions targets announced by major economies put enough pressure on the transportation industry to decarbonize across all segments?

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Agriculture & Food Sector Takeaways – Cleantech Forum Europe and Cleantech Forum San Francisco

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About Cleantech Group

At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation.

Industries are undergoing definitive transitions toward a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient industrial future. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, our services bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem, the support they need to thrive in this fast-arriving and uncertain future.

The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with people based in London, Paris and Boston.

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