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SJF Institute

SJF Institute connects, inspires, and accelerates sustainable entrepreneurs and the fields that support them. SJF Institute empowers companies that provide green solutions and works with foundations, corporations and investors who believe in the power of entrepreneurship to change the world.

SJF Institute envisions a thriving socially responsible market that builds environmentally responsible businesses which contribute to the alleviation of poverty, restoration of our ecosystem, and creation of meaningful economic opportunities for all citizens.

SJF Institute is affiliated with SJF Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on delivering superior financial returns through investments in high-growth positive impact companies. SJF has a ten-year successful record of assisting visionary and talented management teams in building industry-leading firms. SJF provides strong expertise and networks in the cleantech, sustainability and technology enhance services sectors.  SJFs two funds have invested in 30 expansion-stage companies which have aggregate revenues of $500 million, 128 facilities, and 5,500 employees. SJF has offices in Durham, NC, New York, and San Francisco and invests throughout the US.

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Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world’s first research and advisory firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, via its publications, events, and online services, helps companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies. Clean Edge, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges.

Among its many activities, the company produces the U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index; publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QWND, and QGRD; and produces Clean Edge Jobs, a leading online jobs board for clean-tech job seekers, employers, and recruiters. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about Clean Edge, or sign up for the firm’s free e-newsletters, visit www.cleanedge.com.

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