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Cincy inno article by liz engel
Teknovation article by tom ballard
JUNE 19, 2023 | TOM BALLARD
Knoxville, TN. Tom Ballard of PYA reported and featured Metasorbex™ in his article, “Spark Cleantech Accelerator alum selected for two accelerator programs".
Invited to 2023 MC Cohort
Investors expect financial discipline in sustainability projects
April 28. 2023
This is for early-stage founders in climate tech (hard tech, fintech or marketplace). And it is just one man’s opinion who is on the ground in this space.
A recent report by PricewaterhouseCooper (Figure 3 see link below) indicates that investors demand financial discipline in sustainability projects. On the survey, 81% of global investors (227) will accept no more than a 100-basis point reduction in the rate of return on those activities. The respondents surveyed were primarily institutional investors, not early-stage VCs. Notwithstanding, this sets a tone for the business trajectory at exit (strategic or public offering). Because these investors are likely to own the equities of our customers, the value we deliver to our customers should be earnings accretive to their bottom lines. It is an old-school value creation 101. Isn’t it?
EPA to propose ghg regulation
Is 1.5 oC a Big Change in Climate? Why?
April 09, 2023
As compared to human physiology, a persistent 1.5 oC rise in core body temperature can cause health complications. In the context of climate change, it can impact human survival. See the blog here.