MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spearmint Energy (“Spearmint” or the “Company”) a next-generation renewable energy company enabling the clean energy revolution through battery energy storage, today announced that Yelena Kuznetsova, former Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Capital Dynamics, has joined the Company as Director of Sustainability & ESG, effective immediately. In this new role, Ms. Kuznetsova will be responsible for overseeing Spearmint’s ESG policies and disclosures, developing and advancing corporate and project-level ESG initiatives, and ensuring the Company continues to maintain best-in-class compliance with federal and state-level ESG regulations.
Ms. Kuznetsova brings deep marketing, communications, and investor relations expertise across asset management, capital markets, and sustainable finance and investment to Spearmint. While at Capital Dynamics, she advanced a range of integrated marketing and global brand positioning campaigns with a focus on U.S. clean energy and private credit investment initiatives. At Spearmint, she will leverage her fifteen years of experience to develop environmental planning and battery recycling programs; work with procurement to evaluate suppliers’ codes of conduct, mineral sourcing, and labor policies; organize non-profit work and stakeholder partnerships; and track Spearmint’s progress toward carbon emissions and savings goals, among several other sustainability- and ESG-focused activities.
“Yelena’s years of experience navigating complex issues within asset management and capital markets, coupled with her work in the clean energy sector specifically, will prove invaluable to Spearmint as we further enhance our ESG reporting, policies and initiatives to align with ever-evolving industry best practices,” said Andrew Waranch, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Spearmint. “We are pleased to welcome Yelena to Spearmint as we continue to strengthen our team with highly capable executives dedicated to responsibly delivering clean, reliable, and low-cost energy to our country. We look forward to her many contributions.”
“Sustainable finance and investing in support of the global transition to clean energy has long been a passion of mine, and I am excited to address this directly as Spearmint’s first employee solely dedicated to sustainability and ESG,” commented Ms. Kuznetsova. “I am confident that the work I conduct alongside my new colleagues will help to further cement Spearmint as a preeminent green merchant trader enabling the clean energy revolution through battery energy storage.”
Prior to Capital Dynamics, a private assets firm specializing in private equity, private credit, and clean energy, Ms. Kuznetsova served in Vice President roles at Rockefeller Capital Management, TOBAM, and Société Générale’s Corporate & Investment Banking business in New York, London, and Paris. Ms. Kuznetsova earned a B.A. in Government from Cornell University and a Certificate in Sustainable Finance & Investment from the Yale School of Management. She is fluent in French and Russian.
About Spearmint Energy
Spearmint is a next generation renewable energy company enabling the clean energy revolution through battery energy storage. The Spearmint platform is comprised of three distinct strategies, including battery and solar project development, energy storage offtake, and renewables power trading. For more information, please visit: https://www.spearmintenergy.com/