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Clean Energy Advisors (CEA) provides asset management and financial advisory services to Impact Investors in the Sustainable Energy sector. CEA is focused on creating opportunities for investors to participate in the exceptional returns and positive social and environmental impact provided by Renewable Energy projects. We are dedicated to providing our clients access to financially rewarding investments while maintaining a primary focus on capital preservation. CEA is led by a group of financial industry executives with a passion for the environment and the social well-being of our planet. Having identified access to capital as the major hurdle slowing the advancement of renewable energy projects, the CEA team found a way to solve that problem by aggregating smaller projects to attract the attention of accredited investors, UHNW, family office, and institutional investors.

www.cleanenergyadvisors.net

The work Arrow does goes into everything from cars to coffee makers. Whether it’s something you’ve never seen before or the things you can’t live without, if it takes a charge, chances are it was built with Arrow. When you think about the world of Five Years Out, Arrow is helping design it, build it and source it. We are a Fortune 150 company with 2015 sales of $23.28 billion. Our team includes 18,500 employees worldwide across more than 460 locations serving 85 countries. We help the world’s best technology companies think “Five Years Out,” working together to innovate the next big thing after the next big thing.

Are you thinking Five Years Out? You should be working with us.

www.arrow.com

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients.

www.nasdaq.com

Founded in 1984, Raffa is an accounting, consulting and technology firm based in Washington, D.C. dedicated to service and community. As a B-Corp certified, national Top 100, “Best of the Best” CPA advisory firm specializing in nonprofits and socially-responsible businesses, Raffa provides support to help organizations across the country effectively and efficiently manage their most critical processes. Offering a deep bench of expertise across an array of services, including accounting and tax, human resources, technology and consulting, Raffa’s client-centric, customized approach helps each client meet its potential and ensures each client’s success is sustained and maintained. Part of the Raffa Do More family, Raffa Social Capital Advisors, led by Tom Raffa and Rich Tafel, is matching social impact investors with social entrepreneurs who can successfully transform the world. RSCA vets potential businesses using a seven-step process and matches businesses they feel can succeed with interested investors. Businesses who are matched with investors receive a stipend, hands-on coaching and back-office support to help their idea become a reality.

www.raffa.com

GoodCompany Ventures is developing a new program, Climate Ventures 2.0, in collaboration with the White House’s Climate Data Initiative. As announced by the White House in December 2014, Climate Ventures 2.0 will engage entrepreneurs to apply the scientific and technical resources of the Climate Data Initiative to global threats at the nexus of water and food security. Since the launch of GCV’s first accelerator program to serve high impact social entrepreneurs movement in 2009, GCV has earned a reputation as the “graduate school” for social entrepreneurs and its graduates have raised over $50mm in private capital to fuel their social missions. Compared to funds invested in our programming, this represents a return of over 700x to our donors. As a GCV is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, GCV has developed services for social entrepreneurs and the impact investors who fund them with support from Halloran Philanthropies, the Knight Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Investors’ Circle and the Kind Foundation.

www.goodcompanyventures.org

Censible‘s definition of mindful investing is: The act of consciously committing money to an investment strategy with the intention of growing your wealth while supporting your personal values.

Why isn’t everyone investing this way?

Many high-net-worth individuals have asset managers who customize client portfolios according to their personal values. There are also more accessible options such as socially responsible mutual funds that reflect the fund manager’s values, not necessarily the investors’. Censible is bringing personalized mindful investing to a wider group of people than ever before.

censible.co/mindful-investing.html

Thinking Heads is a strategic consulting firm that specializes in leader positioning. The company designs and implements customized programs to enhance the influence of individuals by harnessing the power of their ideas. Established in 2003 as a speakers bureau representing globally renowned figures, Thinking Heads evolved into a consulting firm, becoming a pioneer in the field of personal positioning.

The company helps clients package and promote their ideas for maximum impact. The results are more robust reputations and higher financial rewards. Thinking Heads, with operations in Madrid, Miami, Mexico and Seoul, delivers its services through: – Consulting Services: planning and implementing strategies and alliances aimed at enhancing the positioning of leaders and top executives, – Speakers & Conferences: managing the participation of speakers at local and international forums, – Intelligence Products: information and analysis to assist in the decision-making process of business leaders.

www.thinkingheads.com

At Ipsos we are passionately curious about people, markets, brands and society. We deliver information and analysis that makes our complex world easier and faster to navigate and inspires our clients to make smarter decisions.Through specialisation, we offer our clients a unique depth of knowledge and expertise. Learning from different experiences gives us perspective and inspires us to boldly call things into question, to be creative. By nurturing a culture of collaboration and curiosity, we attract the highest calibre of people who have the ability and desire to influence and shape the future.

“Game Changers” – our tagline – summarises our ambition.

www.ipsos.com

Helping those who want to do good – and do well – do it better. From giving back to local communities, to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, to wanting employees to feel fulfilled, organizations have many goals when it comes to engaging in social impact/CSR programs. In our experience, programs that are consistent with the business of the business are those which are most successful and easiest to sustain. Steele Solutions works with clients to develop ESG and sustainability programs that make sense and reflect their mission, purpose and goals  – making the “why” of the program easy to answer. We connect what you do to positively impact the world to who you are as a company.

www.steeso.com

SerenityShares is an ETF fund sponsor which meets the needs of individual and institutional investors that don’t want to just invest but deploy their assets into areas that make a difference. The concept of impact investing begins with the solution; what are the key challenges affecting society and the planet and what companies offer products and services that can meet these challenges. To that end we identified 20 themes ranging from clean water, renewable energy, and environmental stewardship to elder care, local access to health services, and community building. Areas that most people would agree focus on the common good. By doing so we’ve crafted an easily traded fund that by design excludes areas such as tobacco, weapons, and fossil fuel exploration and which is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

www.serenityshares.com

The Yale Center for Business and the Environment provides a platform for generating, incubating and launching innovative action at the intersection of business and the environment
The Center convenes diverse resources and skillsets from across the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

cbey.yale.edu

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. Founded in 1990, VBSR is a statewide, non-profit business association with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines: economic, social, and environmental. Our 750+ members believe that business cannot be truly sustainable unless each of these areas are managed. Through education, public influence, and economic development, VBSR strives to help businesses set a high standard for protecting the natural, human, and economic environments of the state’s residents, while remaining profitable.

vbsr.org

Our HistoryFounded by Abe Wellington in 1998, Opal Group started in a small humble office in Mount Kisco, NY. The first few conferences the company produced were a monumental success and quickly propelled Opal Group as a key player in the industry. It wasn’t too long before the company outgrew the small office and moved to New York City.

As the company grew, Opal Group added more conferences in the finance industry to its repertoire. Shortly after that growth helped thrust the company to the next level, Opal Group decided to pursue other industries.

Now, Opal Group organizes conferences in various industries including, Finance, Life Sciences, Medicare, Facilities Management, and Athletics.

opalgroup.net

Longview Strategies is a strategic marketing firm with a focus on financial services and a passion for SRI. We partner with clients to help define their value, distill their message, and tell their stories in a way that inspires their audiences to action.

www.longviewstrategies.com

The CAIA Association, a non-profit organization founded in 2002, is the world leader and authority in alternative investment education. The Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program® is a natural extension of CAIA’s mission to provide solutions to specific market needs for alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter®, an internationally recognized credential granted upon successful completion of a rigorous two-level exam series, combined with relevant work experience. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a global network of 7,700 alternative investment leaders located in 80+ countries, who have demonstrated a deep and thorough understanding of alternative investing. Having grown rapidly, the CAIA Association now supports vibrant chapters located in financial centers around the world and sponsors more than 120 educational and networking events each year.

www.caia.org

Mayor Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007 to transform Orlando into one of the most environmentally-friendly, economically and socially vibrant communities in the nation. Green Works Orlando represents our commitment to utilize the City’s regional leadership position to build partnerships and share resources that foster positive environmental changes.

Since 2007, the City has led by example, achieving more than $1 million in annual energy savings. The foundation of Green Works Orlando was built on the concept of promoting environmental stewardship, educating people about “environmentally conscious lifestyles” and encouraging others to incorporate a concern for the environment into the everyday workings of government and private business.

www.cityoforlando.net