Accelerating Green Innovation: Essays on Alternative by Michael Migendt

By Michael Migendt

Michael Migendt explains the position of different investments in assisting the expansion of a sustainable economic climate and acknowledges levers that coverage makers, managers and marketers might use for extra accelerating eco-friendly innovation via finance. He specializes in particular examples of other investments into eco-friendly industries, businesses, initiatives, and infrastructure, protecting the advancements alongside the innovation chain. specifically the acceleration of eco-friendly applied sciences and the during this context happening interrelations among the 3 components of finance, innovation, and coverage are key to this work.

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40 Figure 10 – Ne investment in CT ( SA and 3 Private Equity in Clean Technology ER) in SD bn These numbers provide the background for our analyses of the perception of equity investors, policy makers and innovators to analyse potential influencing factors such as technology-immanent or regulatory factors or the financial crises and corresponding measures. 2 Data Collection Based on our initial theoretical framework (see Figure 8) we approached suitable subjects. In addition to the entrepreneurs/innovators in CT firms active in different industry subsectors as well as the VC/PE investors and policy makers we added institutional investors to complement previous analyses.

The relative importance for all cleantech associated articles jumps from 2% in 2004 to 9% in 2005. Mainstream media incorporated the terminology relatively late. From the mid-1990's more specialized media reported on the category frequently. Therefore, the category had reached some legitimacy even outside of the VC industry by 2005 (O’Rourke, 2009). In the institutionlization stage the relative importance of recycling disappears. Media attention drops to 11% in 2005 followed by a steady decline down to 2 to 4% until the end time period.

With the burst of the Dotcom bubble, mainstream VC investors sought new investment areas. Combined with the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, there was increased interest in reducing dependence on oil-based technologies. Another major turning point for cleantech investment was California’s Green Wave initiative. Beginning in early 2004 the treasurer of California mandated CalPERS and CalSTRS to invest into environmental conscious assets. The first $500 million tranche was earmarked for PE/VC investments to develop clean technologies.

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