BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essex Investment Management Company, LLC invests globally with thematic, dynamic growth listed-equity investing, and views clean technology as one of the key secular growth mega-trends for asset owners. Essex has been committed to clean technology investing since 2009, when William Page and Robert Uek joined the firm to launch the Essex Global Environmental Opportunities Strategy (GEOS). Upon the anniversary of their six year track record, the GEOS team has published a white paper entitled, Re-Defining the Energy Sector.
This research report focuses on the energy paradox: countries need enormous amounts of energy to support economic growth, even as this growth threatens the health of their people, land, air, and water. The energy problem facing the world today is no longer where to find energy sources, but how to power society as cleanly and efficiently as possible. As Rob Uek, Co-CEO of Essex and GEOS Co-Manager, explains, “Averting an environmental catastrophe will ultimately require producing more energy, while emitting much less carbon dioxide.”
Solutions to this global energy challenge span across all aspects of the energy system, from sourcing and production to distribution and consumption. Just as renewables like wind and solar power provide zero-emission energy, technologies in the energy efficiency, power technology, and efficient transport industries also play a critical role in reducing energy consumption and lowering carbon emissions. This white paper re-defines the energy sector as including all of those companies facilitating the development of this clean, efficient, flexible energy system.
“GEOS has identified the global energy challenge as a significant investment opportunity because investors’ reliance on an antiquated definition of the energy sector has created market inefficiencies,” says GEOS Co-Manager Bill Page. “We believe that investing in clean technologies that are accelerating the energy transformation offers strong growth potential for investors. GEOS captures the energy transformation by identifying what we believe to be the most proven, profitable, and scalable clean technology companies.”
Essex Investment Management Company, LLC is an SEC registered investment adviser that manages growth equity portfolios for institutional clients (including corporations, endowments, foundations, municipalities and public funds), high net worth clients, mutual funds (on a sub-advisory basis) and private partnerships. Essex is based in Boston, Massachusetts and also has an office in Evanston, Illinois. More information can be found at www.essexinvest.com.