Give Us Hope – Winter Update

The effects of climate change are being experienced worldwide and existing efforts and pledges are insufficient to address the challenge. Our children and grandchildren will be harmed and many people around the world will experience unprecedented devastation. Continuing to go down this collision course as warned by the Secretary General of the UN is unacceptable. […]

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Join us on November 10th for Transitions: A Sustainable Wealth Management Conference

We invite you to join us on Thursday, November 10th from 12 pm – 5 pm at the annual Sustainable Wealth Management Conference: Transitions hosted at Northern Trust in Chicago. This conference will focus on navigating climate risk plus other ESG priorities when creating sustainable value. Bob Litterman (Chairman of the Risk Committee & founding […]

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G&W Electric’s strategic investment in Intelligent Generation

G&W Electric made a strategic investment in Intelligent Generation (press release) supporting IG’s growing customer base for energy storage value stack services and G&W Electric’s market for intelligent microgrids, reflecting increased demand for distributed energy solutions. G&W Electric is a global leader in power systems solutions and products. Explore G&W Electric’s interactive microgrid here. Intelligent […]

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Investing in Our Planet: Earth Day 2022

This year’s Earth Day theme – Invest in Our Planet – calls for bold action; broad innovation; and equitable implementation; which Greenleaf advances through sustainable investment forums, global climate policy, nature-based solutions, renewable energy, and green initiatives in underserved communities. Sustainable Financial Investments: The annual Sustainable Investment Conference returns to Chicago this year on November […]

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Pat Avery presents on energy resiliency and distributed renewable energy and storage at DISTRIBUTECH

Congratulations to Pat Avery and G&W Electric for an outstanding keynote presentation at DISTRIBUTECH. Pat provided an informative primer on achieving round the clock energy resiliency with distributed renewable energy and storage. G&W Electric, an energy partner of Greenleaf Advisors, has committed to achieving this for their own corporate campus in Bolingbrook, IL via their 2.4MW Solar PV […]

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Greenleaf celebrates Earth Day and recommits to advancing solutions that Restore our Earth

On Earth Day, we recommit to advancing solutions that will Restore our Earth, including attendance to a rapidly changing climate that governs the ecosystems which support life. The interconnections between natural systems are profound; the healthy soils that produce nutrient-rich crops also filter freshwater resources and purify the air. Healing these systems for a healthy world requires a whole of society approach with policies that are informed by sound science and support sustainable practices.

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Bobby Howard on the Solar Podcast with Tim Montague of Continental Energy Solutions

Bobby Howard spoke on utility scale solar development with Tim Montague of Continental Energy Solutions (CES) on the Solar Podcast. Bobby leads Greenleaf’s energy work assisting clients such as Intelligent Generation with strategic initiatives, business development, and capital fundraising.  He joined Greenleaf Advisors from Invenergy, North America’s largest independent provider of renewable electricity, where he led the […]

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“Distributed energy resources can hide in plain sight in our homes, businesses and communities, but their power is mighty”

FERC Opens Wholesale Markets to Distributed Energy Resources The title quote from Chairman Chatterjee is in reference to the growing influence on the electrical grid of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries, and electric vehicles. According to FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the ultimate energy regulatory body in the US), 65-380 […]

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August 17th –  “Protecting our Climate, Water, and Soil through Local to Global Solutions”

Greenleaf bridges expertise in science, policy, and business to advance solutions for a healthy and sustainable world. On August 17th, we presented on climate mitigation and adaptation, a ‘One Water’ approach in northern Illinois, and building resilient agricultural systems for soil health, carbon sequestration, and water quality/quantity benefits. John Andersen led off by reflecting on […]

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Cities are critical in addressing our most pressing environmental challenges

I recently returned from Abu Dhabi where I attended a United Nations gathering on cities and the environment. I met with dozens of experts from around the world to debate ideas and draft a report on the environmental challenges that cities experience but also create, and to outline a sustainable and inclusive vision for tomorrow’s […]

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