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 2020 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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The Global Cleantech 100 sectors

Agriculture & Food

Over the next thirty years, we need to grow more food than has ever been grown on earth by humans. To achieve this, we need to optimize a food industry that is wasteful and reform an agricultural system that is harmful to the environment.

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Energy & Power

Beyond the growth of renewables, achieving long-term climate, air quality and energy access goals means finding the balance between infrastructure deployment, supportive regulation and data management.

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Materials & Chemicals

The steel, cement, aluminum and plastics industries are projected to cause at least 1.5 times the total allowable greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) budget for a 1.5C future by the turn of the century. What are innovators doing to solve this problem?

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Resources & Environment

Using our planet’s resources in a more responsible way means reducing our dependence on plastics, coming up with better ways of managing water, and starting to draw value from carbon capture.

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Transportation & Logistics

Transportation accounts for 23% of total energy-related CO2 emissions globally. As the global population grows, transportation needs to decarbonize rapidly to reach global emissions reductions targets.

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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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