Carbon Leapfrog is a unique charity that connects carbon reduction projects with high-value, pro bono advice from professionals in leading businesses. The services provided by businesses in our member network cover a wide range of disciplines including legal, finance, marketing, accounting, and consultancy. Carbon Leapfrog acts as a catalyst to interaction. We mobilise support for renewable energy projects from our extensive and diverse network of professional partners who are keen to donate time and skills to help battle climate change. We support projects that make a real, tangible and measurable difference. To date, we have supported a variety of projects in fields such as community energy efficiency, renewable energy generation, microgrid deployment and behavioural change initiatives.
The City of London
The City of London provides local government services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the ‘Square Mile’. It is committed to supporting and promoting ‘The City’ as the world leader in international finance and business services through the policies it pursues and the high standard of services it provides. Its responsibilities extend far beyond the City boundaries in that it also provides a host of additional facilities for the benefit of the nation. These range from open spaces such as Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath to the famous Barbican Arts Centre.
Change London is a non-profit organisation that helps you reduce the impact that your business has on people and the environment, and to mitigate those impacts you can’t eliminate: improving air quality to improve the health and well-being of your customers and employees; cleaning up the water cycle between your organisation to rivers and the sea; mitigating the effects of solid waste going to landfill. Change London serves organisation of all sizes from the smallest SME to the largest enterprise – and most of our services are free. We are dedicated to improving social and environmental conditions in Greater London by supporting other not-for-profit and charitable bodies financially and create large-scale projects – communication, behavioural change, and technological solutions – that will reduce pollution and improve the quality of life for all Londoners.
Clean Capital is an independently owned, London based, yet internationally operating, strategic and corporate finance advisory firm, focused on equity raisings for growth companies in three sectors: smart cleantech, consumer brands and B2B software. Typically we engage with companies which intend to raise between EUR0.5m and EUR5m in equity and which are either suitable for our pool of private investors, European VC/PE houses or a combination of both. Most of our clients come from outside the UK.
Cleantech is a finance and investment magazine focusing on technologies which address environmental challenges. Cleantech analyses developments in the renewable energy, biofuels and energy storage fields and reports on funding, investment and innovations in clean technology.
The London Accord acts as a nexus between the financial services industry and society to encourage long-term thinking on finance and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The portal provides free access to over 150 investment research reports shared by 42 organisations mostly from the financial services sector.
London & Partners
London & Partners is the official promotional organisation for London. Our company attracts and delivers value to business, students and visitors. We are a not-for-profit public private partnership and the experts on doing business in the capital, helping overseas companies set up, succeed and grow. Connecting international businesses to London, helping them set up, succeed and grow we open up direct access to expert and experienced professionals, who advise and guide overseas companies through every aspect of locating and doing business in London. Our service is comprehensive, confidential and funded – therefore at no cost to our clients. Every 3 days we help, on average, one overseas company to set up or expand business in London – we are the experts on doing business in the capital.
Hydrogen London, set up in 2002 as the LondonHydrogen Partnership, is working to bring hydrogen forward in the capital so as to improve energy security and air quality, reduce greenhouse gases and noise, and support London’s green economy. The principal objective is to work towards the establishment of a hydrogen economy for London and the UK. We aim to: establish and maintain dialogue among all sectors/actors relevant to the hydrogen economy; prepare and disseminate relevant materials; deliver the London Hydrogen Action Plan as a route map for clean energy; provide a platform for funding bids and initiating projects.
Mayor of London
At the heart of the Mayor’s priorities is to create 200,000 jobs over his administrative term and the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient economy represents a huge opportunity for London to contribute to this through investment in infrastructure, skills and jobs. London already has a very strong business base of over 9,000 companies operating across the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector and its supply chain. These businesses are employing over 160,000 people and in 2011/12 their cumulative sales were £25.4 billion, in a global market of over £3.2 trillion. London has some real strengths within this sector, including wind, geothermal, photovoltaics, building technologies and waste management, and these sub-sectoral strengths represent real opportunities for London when looking to develop cleantech clusters.
The Organisation for Responsible Businesses
The Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB) is a membership organisation for socially and environmentally responsible SMEs. Suitability for membership is assessed via a short online self-assessment questionnaire. Members can use the Responsible Business Member logo and have an entry in the Responsible Business Directory. Many members’ profile pages feature on page 1 of Google. ORB has also launched The Responsible Business Standard,http://www.responsiblebusinessstandard.org.ukk/, an auditable certification validated by Anglia Ruskin University. Members of LCC are entitled to discounts on both membership and certification.
Through the Rushlight brand, Eventure Media provides events and incubator and other support services to help to promote clean technology development, inform sector participants and facilitate and encourage investment in and effective deployment of clean technology solutions.
The Rushlight Awards (http://www.rushlightawards.co.uk/), now in their 7th year and through their RSA accreditation, act as a feeder event for the European Business Awards for the Environment, support the leading organisations advancing clean technology development and innovation throughout the UK and Ireland. The Rushlight Clean Technologies Show (www.rushlightevents.com), brings together investors, advisers, clean technology companies and adopters/ customers of clean technology solutions. Other events include Built Environment Briefings, Investor Briefings, Innovation Capital Network and Cleantech Cluster events.
UK Sustainable Investment & Finance Association
UKSIF is the membership network for sustainable and responsible financial services. We promote responsible investment and other forms of finance that support sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment. We also seek to ensure that individual and institutional investors can reflect their values in their investments.
University College London
UCL was founded in 1826 as a radically different university, opening up English higher education for the first time to people of all beliefs and social backgrounds. UCL is among the world’s top universities, as reflected in performance in a range of rankings and tables. 21 Nobel prize winners have come from the UCL community. We have a global reach and global vision. More than a third of our students come from outside the UK, attracted from nearly 140 countries around the globe. Much of the energy of UCL life comes from our students. We provide opportunity and leadership in teaching and research, entrepreneurship, volunteering and overseas study.
We are an ancient City livery company that was originally based on the beeswax trade. Today the Company has connections with the modern wax industry and the beekeeping profession, and it promotes environmental sustainability through the encouragement of good practice and governance. The Company’s core values are assisting those in need, encouraging good fellowship amongst its members and supporting the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation.