Leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation

Some say we can't beat climate change. Others believe we're doomed by plastic, carbon dependence and policies too weak to change old habits.

The 2019 Global Cleantech 100 beg to differ.

They're the 100 leading companies poised to solve some of our biggest challenges over the next five to ten years. Get the report to meet them and find out what our experts have to say about current and future market drivers in sustainable innovation.

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Agriculture & Food

Agriculture accounts for 50% of habitable land. Climate change is steadily reducing available land. How will we increase efficiency? Where will we find alternatives to animal-based proteins?

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Energy & Power

Energy efficiency has gained increasing attention from investors. Digital energy solutions, smart building technologies and data aggregation were the drivers. What new technologies will define 2019?

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Industrial & Manufacturing

Robotics and AI have automated agricultural practices, energy asset monitoring, materials development and automotive manufacturing. How will industry changes drive downstream applications?

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Materials & Chemicals

North American companies raised 81% of total investment in this sector. Will performance improvements and sustainability drive continued progress? What technologies will drive progress and investment?

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Resources & Environment

China’s 2017 ban on imported waste pushed western nations to search for domestic solutions. Increasing regulation and a focus on waste-to-value has created a focus on novel technologies. Where will we see continued investment?

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Transportation & Logistics

Electrification and autonomous vehicles will change the way people and goods are transported. Software and hardware for autonomous vehicles are driving large early-stage investment. Will aircraft also play a bigger role for innovators and investors?

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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 a growing international presence based in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.

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