Nicholas Parker

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Chairman,   

Parker Venture Management Inc.

Nicholas Parker is the Chairman of Parker Venture Management Inc. through which he makes catalytic investments (presently in solar fintech and analytics) and provides strategic advisory services, particularly to private wealth holders. He has pioneered sustainable venturing ideas and initiatives around the world for decades.  Nicholas is also Founding Managing Partner of Global Acceleration Partners Inc. (GAP) a financial enterprise accelerating cross-border deployment of technologies and business models into emerging economies, especially China where he has been active for over a decade, producing the first cleantech investment research report there in 2006.

Nick coined and introduced the “cleantech” concept to the finance and business community in 2002 while launching Cleantech Group (“CTG”), a market-leading research and advisory company that he chaired until the end of 2013. Under his leadership as “Mr. Cleantech”, CTG helped create a global ecosystem, mobilized over $6B in private equity and convened thousands of decision-makers, while serving influential enterprises, agencies and institutions in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. He spoke at hundreds of top events and was regularly featured in most major media.

Before setting up GAP in 2013, Nick was Chair of Corporate Knights (“CK”), the award-winning media and financial research company for clean capitalism, best known for the Global 100 rankings launched annually at the World Economic Forum in Davos. During this period, he was also founding Chair and CEO of WaterTAP, a state corporation established to promote water technology, finance and policy innovation.