Montreal, September 27, 2018 – Cycle Capital, Canada’s most active cleantech venture capital firm, congratulates its Senior Partner Shirley Speakman for being named on the prestigious incoming 2019 Clean16. This honour recognizes the contribution of leaders to Canada’s future prosperity by leading sustainability and clean capitalism in the country.
“Shirley has extensive experience in venture capital, portfolio management and sourcing of the best cleantech companies. This nomination is therefore a great mark of appreciation of the leading role she plays in the Canadian cleantech ecosystem and brings honour to Cycle Capital. As one of the few women in venture capital, we hope Shirley’s nomination will inspire more young women to pursue careers in this field,” says Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner of Cycle Capital Management, named on the 2012 and 2017 Clean16 lists.
“The Clean16 are truly the leaders of the leaders in sustainability in Canada. Shirley’s leadership role in cleantech investing has attracted international capital to Canada and ensured that Canadian technologies that positively impact the environment reach their global potential. Her efforts have directly contributed to the creation and growth of some of Canada’s most environmentally impactful companies reducing waste, chemicals and energy,” adds Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group.
Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years. Delta’s criteria in determining Honourees is to carefully consider actual measurable accomplishments, demonstrated innovation, collaboration with other organizations, and the power of the Honouree’s contribution to inspire other Canadians to take similar action.
About Delta Management Group and Canada’s Clean50
Delta Management Group is the leading sustainability and clean tech search firm and remains the steward of the Canada’s Clean50 awards, founded in 2011, to annually identify, recognize and connect 50 sustainability leaders from every sector of Canadian endeavor, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration and innovation in the fight to keep climate change impacts below 1.5 degrees. Ancillary awards also recognize 10 Emerging Leaders and the Top 20 Sustainability Projects of the year. For more information on Canada’s Clean50, visit: www.clean50.com.
Cycle Capital Management
Cycle Capital Management (CCM) is an impact investor and Canada’s most active cleantech venture capital firm. With offices in Montreal, Toronto and Qingdao, in continental China, and a presence in New York and Seattle, CCM has more than $350M in AUM (assets under management) and invests in companies at the development and growth stages that commercializes clean technologies striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, optimizing resource use and improving process efficiency throughout North America.
CCM regroups seasoned investment professionals, strategic advisors and industrial partners with in-depth knowledge of the sector. The firm has a special relationship with its strategic partners, notably Brookfield Renewable Energy, Rio Tinto, Cascades, Group M3, Lonza, Gaz Métro, Systemex Énergies, Aluminerie Alouette and Hydro-Québec. For more information on Cycle Capital Management, visit: cyclecapital.com.
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