Amazon.com, Inc. is an online retailer that opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and now offers a wide range of products, including books, music, videotapes, computers, electronics, home and garden, and numerous other products. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a robust, fully featured cloud-based technology infrastructure platform comprised of a broad set of computing, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services from data center locations in the U.S. and abroad. More than one million customers, including fast-growing startups, large enterprises, and government agencies across 190 countries, rely on AWS services to innovate quickly, lower IT costs and scale applications globally.
At Amazon, we're constantly looking for ways to further reduce our environmental impact. Our participation in the US PREF will allow us to increase our work with state and federal policymakers and other stakeholders to enable more renewable energy opportunities for cloud providers.AWS in particular, has a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for our global infrastructure footprint. Read more here.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides comprehensive market, industry, product and advisory expertise to more than 140,000 businesses around the globe. With unrivaled insight and access delivered by dedicated relationship teams, we connect clients with the right opportunities in more than 150 countries.
Our Energy & Power group draws on deep expertise and broad resources to help our clients adapt, thrive and grow in today's changing global landscape. Whether generating new ideas and insights, expanding your access to capital and advice, optimizing the flow of funds and information, or capitalizing on strategic M&A opportunities — we come fully equipped to meet your comprehensive objectives worldwide. Explore some of our many powerful client success stories to learn more.
BlackRock is the world's largest asset manager, and our business is investing on behalf of our clients, ranging from individual investors to the largest institutional clients such as pensions, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as companies and governments facing significant financial challenges. BlackRock has over 11,000 employees and a presence in more than 30 countries worldwide. BlackRock embraces a strong commitment both to transparency in financial markets and to sound corporate governance. We are also one of the world's largest responsible investors with $225 billion in mandates, as of Q1 2014, that explicitly address social, ethical, or environmental considerations. BlackRock's Global Renewable Power platform was established in 2011 and as of Q1 2014 had invested in 300MW+ of solar and wind projects globally.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services and wealth management.
Cohn Reznick is a top 20 national CPA firm providing accounting, tax and business advisory services to clients nationwide. The firm's industry experience includes affordable housing, financial services, renewable energy, healthcare, nonprofits, professional services, commercial real estate and technology.
Credit Suisse provides companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, with advisory services, comprehensive solutions, and excellent products. Credit Suisse has been greenhouse gas neutral in Switzerland since 2006. Since June 2010 it has also been greenhouse gas neutral on a worldwide basis. Furthermore Credit Suisse is included in the following sustainability indices: Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Indexes (USA/CH), Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (USA/CH) and FTSE4Good Indexes (UK).
Founded in 1999, First Solar has become the world's premier provider of fully integrated solar solutions, creating value-driven renewable energy projects that represent the leading edge of utility-scale solar technology and innovation.
Having constructed and commissioned many of the world's largest, state-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) power plants in operation today, First Solar has established a portfolio of customers that include some of the world's most sophisticated energy buyers
GE Energy Financial Services' experts invest globally across the capital spectrum in essential, long-lived and capital-intensive energy assets that meet the world's energy needs. In addition to capital, GE Energy Financial Services offers the best of GE's technical know-how, technology innovation, financial strength and rigorous risk management. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, the GE business unit helps its customers and GE grow through new investments, strong partnerships and optimization of its approximately $20 billion in assets.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world. Our Clean Technology and Renewables group services clients in the emerging clean technology market covering a wide range of subsectors – from biofuels to energy efficiency to solar to wind to smart grid to electric vehicles among others. Established in 2010 to support and enhance Goldman Sachs' commitment to clean energy, the Clean Technology and Renewables group has made significant strides in serving clients and differentiating our capabilities with a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, private placements, investments, debt and equity underwriting and other financial services.
Google is creating a better web that's better for the environment. We're greening our company by using resources efficiently and supporting renewable power. That means when you use Google products, you're being better to the environment. At Google, we're striving to power our company with 100% renewable energy. In addition to the environmental benefits, we see renewable energy as a business opportunity and continue to invest in accelerating its development. We believe that by powering the web with renewable energy, we're creating a better future for everyone.
GreenOrder is a strategy and management consulting group that helps companies gain competitive advantage through environmental innovation. Since 2000, GreenOrder has partnered with senior executives at more than 100 global enterprises, including DuPont, General Electric, General Motors, HP, JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer, Polo Ralph Lauren, and several of the largest U.S. electric utilities. Through their groundbreaking work, they have transformed the way business leaders view sustainability, create new products and services, relate to their stakeholders, and drive billion-dollar growth.
Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Powered by decades of entrepreneurial experience and unparalleled execution, Invenergy solves the energy challenges facing its customers and communities. North America's largest independent renewable power generation company, Invenergy develops, owns and operates large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 12,000 MW of projects that are in operation, construction or advanced development, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects.
Since its founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley and its people have helped redefine the meaning of financial services. The firm has continually broken new ground in advising their clients on strategic transactions, in pioneering the global expansion of finance and capital markets, and in providing new opportunities for individual and institutional investors
NRG Energy is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. Whether as the largest solar power developer in the country, by building the nation's first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers. Their diverse power generating facilities have a capacity of more than 25,000 megawatts, capable of supporting more than 20 million homes. Our retail electricity providers — Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus — and thermal energy division serve more than two million residential, business, commercial and industrial customers in 16 states.
At Panasonic Eco Solutions, we believe everyone should have access to affordable and reliable renewable energy. We offer efficient and trusted solutions that lower energy costs, improve organizational efficiencies and help businesses or communities transition to clean energy.
We understand that every organization is different and each project is unique. That's why we offer customized end-to-end solar solutions featuring best-in-class technology. Joining forces with Coronal Group, we've developed simple, streamlined project financing and development solutions for businesses. From concept to design, financing to installation and beyond, Panasonic is a trusted energy and technology partner every step of the way.
Panasonic also goes above and beyond, providing energy storage solutions for everything from microgrids to EVs and cell towers. Through these applications, we're innovating to help companies achieve energy efficiencies throughout their operations.
With 23 offices, approximately 1,800 attorneys and more than 40 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Our clients include approximately 50 percent of the Fortune 250 industrial and service corporations, as well as financial and governmental entities, start-up companies and nonprofits. Skadden's attorneys and staff share a commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality and most cost-effective legal services in an atmosphere emphasizing teamwork, creativity, responsiveness and diversity.
SolarCity is a national leader in clean energy services. We make clean energy available to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations at a lower cost than they pay for energy generated by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.
Our approach is to install systems to the highest engineering standards while making the switch simple for our customers. We've revolutionized the way energy is delivered by giving customers a cleaner, more affordable alternative to their monthly utility bill.
We call this Better Energy™.
Starwood Energy Group Global, L.L.C. ("Starwood Energy"), an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global, L.L.C. ("Starwood Capital"), is a private equity investment firm, based in Greenwich, CT, that specializes in energy infrastructure investments.
Founded in 2005, Starwood Energy has committed to transactions representing over $3 billion in enterprise value and has developed a deep pipeline of power and energy investment opportunities.
Since inception in 1991, Starwood Capital has raised over $10 billion of equity and completed over 400 transactions representing assets of approximately $25 billion as of December 31, 2009. It has created three public companies which have gone on to acquire an additional $20 billion in assets, and its assets under management are approximately $16 billion.
Starwood Capital and its affiliates have over 150 professionals located across ten offices in seven countries, including its global headquarters, in Greenwich, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Mumbai, São Paulo and Tokyo.
Troutman Sanders LLP is one of the world's leading energy law firms. We have represented clients in energy matters since the 1920s, and our climate change practice has been active for nearly two decades. From this foundation of experience, we have developed a dynamic renewable energy practice that advises international clients at every stage, from investment and tax structuring to development, construction and operation. Our multidisciplinary Renewable Energy practice draws its members from many practice groups, including energy, project finance, tax, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, lending and structured finance, securities and capital markets, legislative affairs, intellectual property, and environmental, among others. This full service capability allows us to offer clients a fully integrated team with the optimum balance of breadth and specialization in all relevant areas.
Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,133 banking offices in 25 states and nearly 5,000 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, institutions, and businesses, including renewable energy firms.