Please scroll below to find GreenWorld’s Opportunity Assessment (OA) Reports and GreenWorld’s Webinar Series(which we co-hosted with KPMG LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP) as well as links to some useful external information resources.
China Opportunity Assessment Reports
There are compelling reasons for companies and investors involved in renewable energy and clean technology to investigate growth opportunities in Tianjin. Tianjin ranked #1 in GDP growth among all 31 provinces and cities in China during the fist 6 months of 2011. This growth is predicted to continue, with McKinsey and Company forecasting that between 2007 and 2025 Tianjin's GDP growth will be the 4th fastest of all the world major cities.
One of China's four municipalities under the direct administration of central government, Tianjin is poised to stregthen its leadership position as epicenter of China's renewable energy and clean technology activities. Tianjin's central role was announced in China's 11th Five Year Plan (FYP) and has been solidified in the 12th FYP which was approved in 2011.
This report is intended to provide summary information to companies and investors interested in exploring opportunities in Tianjin.
Wuhan will be a significant center of Chinese growth in the next decade. Wuhan's GDP grew 100 billion RMB in the last year and is amongst the 10 highest in China.
Wuhan is an important transportation, industrial, and communication nexus in China. Endowed with a strong educational system, Wuhan has all the elements to lead the next stage of growth as Chinese inland areas develop.
This report is intended to provide summary information to companies and investors interested in exploring opportunities in Wuhan.
Nanjing was ranked as one of the top three commercial cities on the Chinese mainland. It has also been recognized by Forbes magazine as “one of the most promising cities on the Pacific Rim”. The recent recognition affirms Nanjing’s potential to become one of the most progressive cities in China, if not in all of Asia.
In addition to a lucrative economy and steady GDP growth rate, Nanjing has also been recognized for its green technology. Coined the “Green City” in 2003, the region has made significant strides in the last decade to develop its environmental sustainability and forge new forms of energy and materials.
Nanjing’s location in the Yangtze River Delta has been a major factor in the City’s advancement. With an abundance of natural resources and agreeable climate, Nanjing is initiating energy reform and sustainability measures on a very large scale. Nanjing has capitalized on its strengths by improving already strong incumbent industrial sectors, such as transportation (e.g., automotive), and energy (e.g., wind power and solar power), as well as establishing new initiatives in water and waste management.
China’s 12th FYP has been a primary driving force behind Nanjing’s motivation to create a more sustainable society. The government of Nanjing has been very mindful of the goals and guidelines of the 12th FYP. These national directives have prompted Nanjing to institute more stringent regulations and promote the research and development of new energy and materials that will further the growth of green industry in the region and throughout China.
This report is intended to provide a summary of information pertinent to U.S. companies and investors who are interested in exploring opportunities in Nanjing.
Thriving in Tough Times A Four-Part Cleantech Webinar Series Hosted By KPMG LLP, Pepper Hamilton LLP, and GreenWorld Capital, LLC
While President Obama's stimulus package contains provisions that are very favorable to many clean technology companies, today's financial and economic landscape presents enormous challenges to these companies and their investors. Join Pepper Hamilton, KPMG and GreenWorld Capital for a special series of free webinars where you will learn what you and your firm can do to thrive in this dynamic new environment.
Even the best capitalized and well positioned companies find today's environment extremely challenging. Firms with access to capital and those constrained by lack of it will be actively pursuing a range of M&A options. Our panel of experts will provide insights into various aspects of what promises to be a very active area for the foreseeable future in clean tech. Following the presentation, representatives from Iberdrola Renewables and SAP America will respond to questions about how their respective companies are positioned for M&A activity in this new era.
Moderator: David W. Elkin, Managing Director, GreenWorld Capital, LLC Speakers: Andrew Cherry, Tax Managing Director, KPMG LLP Michael J. Howe, Managing Director, GreenWorld Capital, LLC Brian M. Katz, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP Karl K. Richter, Senior Energy Advisor, GreenWorld Capital, LLC Additional Q&A Participants: Jeff Keeler, Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Iberdrola Renewables Arlen Shenkman , Vice President, Corporate Development, SAP AG
Many renewable energy projects in the United States and abroad have stalled or have been canceled due to the global economic crisis. Listen to our panel of experts discuss the past, present and expected future developments in this crucial area including the impact of various governmental initiatives and the primary financing structures that are being utilized. The formal presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session.
Moderator: David W. Elkin, Managing Director, GreenWorld Capital, LLC Speakers:
Katherine M. Breaks, Director, KPMG LLP Thomas W. Trimm, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP Michael J. Howe, Managing Director, GreenWorld Capital, LLC Brian M. Katz, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP Erik Lange, Partner, KPMG LLP
Current Financing Strategies for Public Companies: PIPEs and Other Alternatives March 5, 2009 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST/9:00–10:00 a.m. PST
While public equity and debt capital are scarce, billions of dollars of private capital targeted for clean tech have been raised and are sitting on the sidelines. Hear how public companies can access the capital they need to survive and prosper in today's environment and how investors can benefit from those same financing instruments.
Moderator: David W. Elkin, Managing Director, GreenWorld Capital, LLC Speakers: Andrew Cherry, Tax Managing Director, KPMG LLP Robert A. Friedel , Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP Michael J. Howe, Managing Director, GreenWorld Capital, LLC Brian F. Hughes, Partner, KPMG LLP Brian M. Katz, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP Karl K. Richter, Senior Energy Advisor, GreenWorld Capital, LLC Click here to view a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation for the March 5th webinar.
The Stimulus Plan and Cleantech Under Obama February 26, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm EST/9:00 am–10:00 am PST
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 allocates approximately $60 billion for clean tech in the form of both tax incentives and funding for clean energy and efficiency programs. Listen to our experts discuss the short and long-term impact of the Act and other prospective legislation (including National Renewable Portfolio Standards and carbon legislation) on various industry sectors, the flow of capital into clean tech and the competitive landscape in the United States and abroad.
Moderator: David W. Elkin, Managing Director, GreenWorld Capital, LLC
Speakers: John P. Gimigliano, Washington National Tax Principal, KPMG LLP Karl K. Richter, Senior Energy Advisor, GreenWorld Capital, LLC William J. Walsh, Of Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP
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