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Let’s rebuild the world together.

Building and maintaining
your trust starts with our Values

Integrity

We prioritize honesty and integrity above everything.

Collaboration

We create trust through transparency; we share in our collective successes and failures; and we assist each other in achieving personal and professional growth.

Excellence

We relentlessly pursue a high standard for excellence, constantly working to be better than we have been.

Intellectual Honesty

We are independent thinkers and encourage a diversity of viewpoints in search of genuine truths.

Accountability

We take accountability for our own actions and decisions, and we strive to learn from each of our inevitable mistakes.

Generate is the one-stop shop for the Infrastructure Revolution. Together with our partners—the technology companies and project developers pioneering the Infrastructure Revolution—we are rebuilding the world. Generate has pioneered many emerging infrastructure asset classes, including battery storage; community, commercial, and industrial solar; energy efficiency; electric vehicles; fuel cells; wastewater treatment; distributed desalination; and organic waste management. We turn technology projects into infrastructure so customers don’t have to take risks they don’t want to take or spend money they don’t have.

As a trusted infrastructure provider, our singular goal is to provide the most reliable, sustainable, resilient energy and resource solutions. We beat the traditional utilities, who are typically slow to adopt new and innovative approaches, who are not incentivized to respond to customers’ ever-changing needs, and who aren’t working to win your business, and your trust, every day like we are. Whether you’re a city manager, a campus facilities operator, an energy manager, or a CFO, you can turn to us to help meet your resource and sustainability goals, however complex they may be. We have the expertise and experience to understand your needs. And we take on all of the risk—we use our capital, we pay all up-front costs, we take on the technical evaluation, and we manage the long-term operations—so you don’t have to.

What we build, own, operate, and finance

Sustainable Power

  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy storage
  • Fuel cells
  • Geothermal & CHP
  • Green hydrogen
  • HVAC systems
  • Smart meters
  • Solar

Sustainable Mobility

  • Charging stations & depots
  • Electric buses
  • Electric vehicles
  • Fleets
  • Hydrogen vehicles
  • Sustainable fuels

Sustainable Water & Waste

  • Anaerobic digesters
  • Biogas
  • Composting
  • Food waste and biosolids management
  • Precision agriculture & greenhouses
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Recycling and upcycling
  • Renewable natural gas
  • Waste-to-electricity
  • Wastewater treatment

Sustainable Cities

  • Fiber broadband (FTTX)
  • Smart cities technologies

Generate is a leading sustainable infrastructure platform delivering affordable, reliable resource solutions to companies, communities, and cities. Founded by some of the renewable energy industry’s leading visionaries, Generate builds, owns, operates, and finances sustainable resource infrastructure that adhere to what we call the 4 Ds:

Democratized
from regulated monopolies to multiple options for customers

Digitized
from analog to digital

Decarbonized
from dirty to clean

Decentralized
from big, monolithic, and inflexible to small, distributed, modular, flexible, and resilient

Generate offers proof, not promise, that sustainability pays:

50+ partners scaling
2000+ customers winning
2,000 assets operating and serving customers, communities, and the planet

Scott Jacobs

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Scott Jacobs is the CEO and co-founder of Generate Capital, a leading sustainable infrastructure platform delivering affordable, reliable resource solutions to companies, communities, and cities. Prior to Generate, in 2007, Scott joined McKinsey & Company and co-founded its global Clean Technologies Practice, advising companies, institutional investors, NGOs, and governments around the world on the economic imperatives of resource productivity and climate solutions. Prior to that, Scott spent over a decade in technology and venture capital, helping start and grow several companies. Scott has dedicated much of his professional life to the “resource revolution” and is a regular writer, keynote speaker, and conference panelist on the topics of thematic investing and risk management, climate- and resource-related innovation, and building values-based and people-centric businesses. Scott earned his MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a George F. Baker Scholar, and his BA cum laude from Dartmouth College.

Brian Lehman

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Lehman is the Chief Financial Officer at Generate Capital. Prior to Generate, Brian spent over two decades on global investment banking platforms, having acted as advisor, underwriter, principal and agent for private and public corporations in over $100 billion in debt, equity and structured transactions. Most recently, Brian established and led JP Morgan’s Green Economy banking franchise. Prior to that, he formed and ran JP Morgan’s Diversified Financials group. Before JP Morgan, Brian was Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s Equity Linked Capital Markets group. Earlier in his career he also held positions at both Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS. Brian earned a BS and BA from Villanova University, an MPhil from Queens’ College, Cambridge University, and his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is also a CFA charterholder and Trustee for the New Jersey Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

Matan Friedman

Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder

Matan Friedman is the CIO and co-founder of Generate Capital. He also served as a managing director and cofounder of Resource Efficiency Finance, an investment company that provides financing for equipment and infrastructure projects that enable the more efficient use of natural resources. Generate and Resource Efficiency Finance reflect Matan’s focus on investing in assets with a resource productivity benefit and long time-horizons. Before focusing on distributed infrastructure project finance, Matan invested in innovation across cleantech sectors, with venture capital roles at Bessemer Venture Partners and Israel Cleantech Ventures. Earlier in his career, Matan was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and an officer with the Israel Defense Forces. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Nam Tran Nguyen

Chief Operating Officer

Nam Nguyen is Chief Operating Officer at Generate Capital, responsible for the company’s assets and portfolio and operations. Prior to joining Generate, Nam was Executive Vice President at SunPower, one of the largest solar company in the world. Nam was responsible for SunPower’s Commercial Solar division, delivering approximately $500 million in revenues and number 1 market share in the U.S. Prior to that, Nam served as Senior Vice President and oversaw SunPower’s power plant business in Latin America, where she was responsible for the P&L, driving approximately 1GW of contracted pipeline and $1.5 billion in revenues. Prior to SunPower, Nam was Vice President of Global Business Development at First Solar. At First Solar, she led the sale and financing of the First Solar project pipeline, including raising $8 billion of financing, and various M&A activities. She also led the expansion of First Solar’s global platform and pipeline. Prior to First Solar, Nam was responsible for corporate development and strategy at a solar start-up OptiSolar, where she helped raise $300 million in venture funding and eventually led the sale of OptiSolar to First Solar. She has also held various roles in investment banking working in New York, Singapore and Los Angeles and is on Generac’s Board of Directors. Nam has a BA in Economics from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard University and was a Fulbright Scholar.

Kristine Janhunen

Chief People Officer

Kristine Janhunen is Chief People Officer of Generate Capital. Prior to Generate, Kristine consulted globally for private equity and venture firms on many talent and organization-building matters. She has also served as the chief operating officer of Larcen Consulting Group, where she grew and managed the operations group focused on delivering human-capital services to a portfolio of private-equity backed companies as well as large corporate organizations. While with Larcen, she also led the executive search strategy and execution for the portfolio of investments managed by Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco–based middle market private equity firm. Her corporate training comes from her time as the chief of staff for British Petroleum’s Wind and Solar business, as a director of large commercial solar projects for BP, and as a leader at NPower (a Microsoft-backed IT consulting start-up). Kristine was a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where she received her MS in Management. She also received an MEd in Psychology from the University of North Carolina and a BA in Psychology and International Studies from Taylor University.

Darryl Carbonaro

General Counsel

Darryl Carbonaro is General Counsel at Generate Capital. Darryl brings more than 20 years of experience in tax-equity and debt financing of all types of energy assets, including hydroelectric facilities along the Danube, utility scale wind projects in California, and residential solar installations around the United States. A former chemical engineer focused on downstream waste treatment technologies, Darryl began his legal career at White & Case in New York, then moved to Dechert LLP in San Francisco to focus on structured finance and securitization. He served as an assistant general counsel for six years at Bank of America, where he helped launch the bank’s renewable energy finance and energy efficiency finance groups. Prior to joining Generate, Darryl was a managing director and deputy general counsel for a technology-enabled consumer finance company focused on solar energy, energy efficiency, and home improvements. Darryl earned a JD from Pace Law School and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University.

Jeff Ross

Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment

Jeff Ross is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment at Generate Capital. Prior to Generate, he served as a Managing Director at an investment platform investing in renewable energy assets, and as Senior Vice President at NRG, leading the distributed generation and retail energy businesses. Jeff served as a Partner at Arborview Capital, investing in mid-market companies in the energy and sustainability sectors; as Executive Vice President at GridPoint, a private-equity backed energy management company; and in senior management roles at several private equity-backed services and technology companies. Jeff is a frequent speaker on energy and sustainability issues, and has appeared on television, radio and in print in venues such as CNBC and the Wall Street Journal. He has testified before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and several state public utility commissions. Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis and has a law degree from the University of Virginia.

Alfred Griffin

Senior Managing Director and Head of Credit

Alfred is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Generate Credit at Generate. Prior to Generate, Alfred was the founding President of NY Green Bank, a $1 billion New York State sponsored specialty finance company with focus on sustainable infrastructure / clean energy. He let the organization from concept to over $1 billion of investments, making NYGB the largest exclusively focused sustainable infrastructure private credit fund in the United States. Investments included solar, wind, storage, energy efficiency, fuel cells, controlled environment agriculture, sustainable transportation and other proven technologies expected to reduce greenhouse gases. Prior to NY Green Bank, Alfred spent 16 years with Citigroup Global Markets in a variety of structured finance roles in Capital Markets and Investment Banking. He holds bachelor’s and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Andrew Marino

Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Private Equity

Andrew Marino is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Private Equity at Generate Capital. Prior to joining Generate, Andrew was a Partner at the Carlyle Group, based in Washington, DC, where he worked since 2004. During his time at Carlyle, Andrew held several leadership roles including Co-Head of the Carlyle Global Infrastructure Fund, Chief Operating Officer of Carlyle’s Energy and Natural Resources Sector and Managing Director in Carlyle’s US Buyout team. He was also a member of several Carlyle fund investment committees and Carlyle Group portfolio company boards. Prior to joining Carlyle, Andrew worked at Morgan Stanley where he focused on mergers, acquisitions and restructuring assignments in the US and Europe. For several years prior to business school, Andrew lived and worked in Hong Kong and China, identifying private equity investments in China and Southeast Asia. Andrew is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Andrew is on the Board of Trustees of St. Albans School and on the Board of Advisors for The Center for Social Impact at Dartmouth College. He lives in Chevy Chase, MD with his wife and four boys. Andrew enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking and saber fencing.

Erich Becker

Senior Managing Director and Head of Europe

Erich Becker is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Europe at Generate Capital. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the energy sector, having worked both as engineer as well as investor. Prior to Generate, Erich founded his own investment firm Exergy Capital Management LLP dedicated to providing funding and expert support for solutions driving the global energy transition. During his career, he also served as a Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Group heading up a business pursuing principal investment, an energy sector investor at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, and as Executive Director of Goldman Sachs International’s principal power and power-related fuels investment and trading businesses. Erich started his professional career as engineer focusing on power plant design and optimization. Erich earned a Doctorate in applied thermodynamics, a Master’s degree in process engineering at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and a Master’s degree in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Jack Stark

Executive Vice President

Jack Stark is the Executive Vice President at Generate Capital. For the past three decades, Jack has held senior management roles in finance and operations in the energy and financial services spaces with both private and publicly traded companies. Previously, he served as CFO for Imergy Energy Systems, an early-stage energy storage company using vanadium-redux technology for commercial and utility-scale energy storage. Prior to Imergy, Jack was CFO of BrightSource Energy, a developer and supplier of utility-scale solar thermal technology. Before that, he was the CFO at Silicon Valley Bank. Jack also serves as the lead director for TC Pipelines, LP, a publicly traded master limited partnership. Jack earned his MBA from UC Berkeley and his MA and BA in Economics from UC Santa Barbara.

Eduardo Clemente

Principal, European Investment Team

Eduardo Clemente is a Principal in the European Investment Team. Eduardo brings more than 13 years of experience in the Energy, Power and Infrastructure space across investment and advisory roles resulting in more than $3B of principal investments. Prior to Generate, he was a Senior Vice President at Exergy Capital Management LLP, a private equity firm focused on the energy transition in Europe. He also served 9 years at Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division where he was an Executive Director participating in principal investing, M&A, equity, debt, restructuring and commodity financing transactions worth excess of $20B in the broader Energy and Infrastructure sector. Eduardo holds a “Licenciatura” and Master’s degree in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona) and a “Grande Ecole” degree conferring a Master’s degree in Finance from HEC (Paris).

Scott Gosselink

Managing Director and Head of Underwriting

Scott Gosselink was Generate Capital’s first employee and serves as a Managing Director, Head of Underwriting, and is a member of Generate’s Investment Committee. With more than 15 years of experience in the energy industry, Scott focuses on the emerging clean-mobility sector by accelerating the decarbonization of transportation. Prior to Generate Capital, Scott spent time at SunEdison, EDF-Renewable Energy, and the Lower Colorado River Authority where he developed, marketed, and structured several billion dollars for renewable energy and energy transition projects. Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Washington and Lee University, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

John Dannan

Managing Director and Head of Waste Investments

John Dannan is a Managing Director of Upcycle at Generate Capital and has led the waste investment team for six years. Prior to Generate, John founded Energy & Infrastructure Capital, LLC (EIC), a Connecticut-based asset manager focused on small scale project debt investments. During his tenure at EIC, John invested nearly $200 million in US energy and infrastructure debt on behalf of national and international investors. Earlier in his career, John was engaged in infrastructure debt funds at both Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and Aladdin Capital, and also worked on investment banking at Dresdner Kleinwort. John is a frequent speaker at waste conferences; he recently served on the ReFED Advisory Council and is currently a member of the American Biogas Council Board of Directors. John received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from Loughborough University, England.

David Perl

Managing Director, Investments

David Perl is a Managing Director of Investment at Generate Capital. He is responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments. David has over 17 years across principal investment, merchant, investment banking, and project development. Prior to Generate, David was a senior investment professional at the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCO), one of the largest Canadian institutional investors. He was responsible for over $2 Billion in corporate investments across the power, transportation, waste, and water sectors. David’s career began in the M&A department at BMO Capital Markets, and then worked at Macquarie and Babcock & Brown where he focused on infrastructure related investments. David has a BSc. in Biology from the University of Toronto and a MSc. in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics where he graduated with the highest level of distinction.

Lisa Schule

Managing Director, Investments

Lisa Schule is a Managing Director of Investment at Generate Capital. Lisa is responsible for leading Generate’s corporate private equity investments and brings over 22 years of experience investing in companies that promote environmental sustainability. Prior to Generate, Lisa served as Managing Director of the Global Environment Fund, a private equity investment firm where she led the firm’s US investment activities for 16 years in the energy and sustainability sectors. Lisa also worked at Perseus, L.L.C. investing in energy technology and clean energy solutions. Prior to Perseus, Lisa worked at PECO Energy where she held several roles in its wholesale power division. Lisa graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College and has a law degree from Georgetown University School of Law.

Peggy Flannery

Principal, Investment Team

Peggy Flannery is a Principal on the Investment Team at Generate Capital, where she helps build and lead the firm’s community solar investment strategy. Peggy has dedicated the last 12 years of her career to deploying clean energy infrastructure solutions across the US. Prior to Generate, Peggy spent 7 years at SunEdison as it became one of the largest renewable energy developers in the world. She led project acquisitions and joint development agreements in the US Commercial & Industrial space, and acquired over $300 million in distributed solar assets now in operation. Peggy began her career at Goldman Sachs in Sales and Trading in New York City. She holds a BA from Columbia University in Environmental Science and Mathematics.

Pietro Lomazzi

Principal, Investment Team

Pietro Lomazzi is a Principal on the Investment Team at Generate Capital and brings more than 14 years of sustainable investment experience. Prior to Generate, Pietro was Director at Onyx Renewable Partners, a Blackstone investment vehicle focused on renewable energy infrastructure in North America. He acquired and managed the execution of $190 million C&I solar development assets and closed a $300 million inverted lease tax equity structure. Prior to Onyx, Pietro spent five years at Noventi Ventures, a Silicon Valley based clean tech venture fund, where he invested in early-stage companies working on transactions totaling over $200 million. Pietro started his career in Europe at Sorgenia, a privately held Italian energy company that doubled revenues to $3 billion in the three years he was with the company. Pietro holds a MS/BS in environmental engineering form the Politecnico di Milano, a MS in renewable energy and climate policies from the Politecnico di Milano and, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jason Moore

Principal, Generate Credit

Jason Moore is a Principal at Generate Capital. He is responsible for originating, structuring, and executing renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure transactions within the Generate Credit business unit. Prior to Generate, Jason was a Managing Director at NY Green Bank, the largest green bank in North America. Jason deployed over $600 million into sustainable infrastructure projects for the state of New York. Projects included solar, wind, storage, energy efficiency, fuel cells, controlled environment agriculture, sustainable transportation and other proven technologies expected to reduce greenhouse gases. Jason led the opening of new markets and creation loan products that catalyzed the investment of private capital alongside New York’s Clean Energy Fund. Throughout his career, Jason has held various roles in project finance, structured finance, and securitization banking of renewable energy, corporate, mortgage, and consumer credit. Jason has a BBA in Banking and Finance from Mississippi State University and an MS in Finance from Boston College.

Tony Hack

Principal, Investment Team

Tony Hack is a Principal on Generate Capital’s waste-to-value investment team and is responsible for the group’s food and green waste sector activities. Prior to Generate, Tony worked at NY Green Bank, a division of the New York State government that invests ratepayer capital in sustainable infrastructure assets. At NY Green Bank, Tony led structured credit investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and controlled environmental agriculture projects. Tony began his career at Citigroup as an investment banking analyst in the firm’s North American Power & Utilities group and worked on a variety of conventional and renewable power generation transactions. After leaving Citi, Tony spent three years at Starwood Energy Group, an energy private equity firm, where he focused on large-scale power generation assets. Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Princeton University, and an MBA from Columbia University.

Peter Nulsen

Principal, Investment Team

Peter Nulsen is a Principal at Generate Capital and responsible for the company’s microgrid investments. Peter joined Generate in 2015 and has led investments in microgrids, stationary energy storage, fuel cells, and clean transportation assets. At Generate, he has transacted over $750mm of sustainable infrastructure assets across North America. Prior to Generate, Peter worked in General Electric’s (GE’s) Energy business holding commercial finance roles in the US and UK, as well as in GE’s Energy Finance Services group where he invested in solar and energy storage assets. Prior to GE, Peter supported project finance and the solar panel procurement strategy for a solar energy developer in both the U.S. and China. Peter has a BA in political economy from Georgetown University where he was recognized as a Baker Scholar.

Bill Caesar

President, Generate Upcycle

William “Bill” Caesar is the President of Generate Upcycle, a business platform within Generate Capital that oversees the company’s waste-to-value assets. Bill joined Generate after serving as the CEO of WCA Waste for 7 years. Prior to WCA, he was the Chief Strategy Officer for Waste Management (WM) and then the President of WM Recycling where he oversaw WM’s organics business plus early-stage technology and services investments for four years. Before entering the waste management space, Bill was a principal at McKinsey & Company in Atlanta. During his 13-year tenure at McKinsey, Bill advised clients across a broad spectrum of industries on corporate strategy, growth initiatives, and performance improvement. Earlier in his career he also served as a Russian analyst at the U.S. State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency. Bill holds a BA in Russian Studies from Colgate University, an MA in Russian Studies from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he was awarded a Keller Scholar Fellowship and graduated as a Fuqua Scholar.

Jamie Earp

President, Generate Ubiquity

Jamie Earp is the President, Generate Ubiquity at Generate Capital. He is responsible the investment processes, business and corporate development, finance, legal and strategic initiatives across the platform. Prior to Generate, Jamie served as the Managing Partner of RCP Holdings, a communications infrastructure company. He also co-founded Branch Communications, an infrastructure development company, raising and deploying over $100 million in equity and debt. Jamie was integral in growing the company’s operations to over 900 owned & managed assets in 38 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, with combined leasing and services revenues topping $20 million and a combined enterprise value of over $150 million. Throughout his career, Jamie has served as Vice President of Public Affairs & Business Development for the NC Chamber, spending 8 years in Washington, DC working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Jamie earned a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a JD from George Mason University School of Law and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Ajay Ghanekar

President, Generate Ubiquity

Ajay Ghanekar is President, Generate Ubiquity at Generate Capital. He is responsible for investment processes, operational excellence, and value creation strategies across the platform. Prior to Generate, Ajay served as an Executive Director at Verizon where he was responsible for the design, performance, and deployment of Verizon’s network in the Eastern half of the US. He provided oversight for Verizon’s network build in the East Territory with an annual capital budget of $3.5 billion and an expense budget of $2 billion. Ajay also led network transformation efforts driving over $250 million in capital retention and over $100 million in annual expense savings and managed teams of over 500 network employees to deliver business goals. Ajay earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering and a master’s degree in Financial Management from the University of Mumbai.

Edward Bossange

Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets

Ed Bossange is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at Generate Capital. Ed brings more than 10 years of experience in renewable energy and project finance. Prior to Generate, he was a vice president of origination and structuring at Morgan Stanley, where he sat in the North America Power and Gas business on the commodities trading floor, investing the firm’s balance sheet into renewable energy assets. He spent more than six years at Morgan Stanley, primarily focused on originating, acquiring, developing, and financing solar PV projects across residential, commercial, industrial, and small utility scale, which included playing an integral role in more than $200 million of the first community solar portfolios institutionally financed in the United States. Ed began his career in renewable energy as a design engineer for both solar PV and solar hot-water-system integration in New York City. Ed holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering‐Energy Systems from Columbia University and a BS in Mathematics from Hamilton College.

Andrew Hughes

Principal, Capital Markets and Investor Relations

Andrew Hughes is a Principal at Generate Capital and leads investor relations. In addition to covering the company’s existing investor base, his responsibilities include supporting all aspects of the business’ capital formation programs, ESG strategy & reporting initiatives, and corporate financial strategy. Andrew brings more than a decade of experience working at the intersection of financial markets and the environment. Prior to Generate, Andrew was a Vice President at Credit Suisse where he ran the bank’s U.S. renewable energy equity research team and was recognized as a rising star in the Institutional Investor All-America Research Poll. Prior to Credit Suisse, Andrew was a senior publishing analyst on the Renewable Energy, Power, and Utilities teams at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Here, he was responsible for renewable energy company coverage and oversaw over $10 billion of listed transactions among residential solar companies, renewable energy developers, and YieldCos. He started his career as a Policy Analyst at the Environmental Defense Fund, and as a naturalist and environmental educator at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Andrew holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Skye d'Almeida

Principal, Investor Coverage

Skye d’Almeida is a Principal and leads investor coverage at Generate Capital. She oversees global coverage of institutional investors to identify new opportunities to invest together in sustainable infrastructure. Skye has spent the last 14 years in sustainable infrastructure and energy, working in private, government and non-profit sectors. Prior to Generate, Skye was a Senior Vice President in Macquarie’s Green Investment Group where she led investor coverage for the Americas and managed relationships with pension, sovereign wealth, infrastructure, and private equity funds investing in sustainable infrastructure globally. Prior to Macquarie, Skye managed the Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network for C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group where she co-created the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative to support Mayors and officials in over 80 cities around the world. Skye started her career with the Australian Government and helped design Australia’s first emissions trading scheme. Skye holds a Master of International Finance from Deakin University, and Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland.

Sven Semmelmann

Principal, Capital Markets

Sven Semmelmann is a Principal at Generate Capital on the Capital Markets team. His responsibilities include structuring and raising project finance debt and tax equity for Generate’s asset portfolio. Sven brings more than 15 years of experience in Infrastructure & Energy project finance. Prior to Generate, Sven worked for Deutsche Bank and ICBC where he advised, structured, and led infrastructure, power, and renewable energy transactions. He executed a cumulative deal volume that exceeded $20bn across North America, Latin America, and Europe. Sven holds a “Diplom-Kaufmann” from the University of Augsburg in Germany.

Sarie Lovell

Head of Asset Management & Operations

Sarie Lovell is Head of Asset Management and Operations at Generate Capital. She has 10 years of experience in renewable energy asset management and, prior to that, nine years of experience in finance and data analytics. Before joining Generate, Sarie led the asset management function at Longroad Energy, and in previous positions she held leadership roles in asset management at SunEdison and First Wind Energy, with portfolio sizes ranging from 1.3 to 2.6 GW and more than $2 billion in assets under management. Over the course of her career in renewables, Sarie has played a key role in many renewable energy firsts, including the first wind energy project in Hawaii, the first utility scale wind project to be coupled with utility scale battery storage, and the first wind project to be built on federal lands. Sarie holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on economics and management information systems from UC Berkeley.

Jeannette Paul

Chief Accounting Officer

Jeannette Paul is Chief Accounting Officer at Generate Capital, responsible for corporate and controlled affiliates’ accounting, tax management, financial reporting, and oversight of internal financial reporting controls. Jeannette has over 25 years of leading financial accounting and reporting, including M&A financial and accounting due diligence for both private equity and strategic acquisitions. Prior to Generate, Jeannette was the Vice President and Corporate Controller at Ygrene Energy Fund, the largest residential PACE lender. She led the accounting structuring of 2 Securitizations of more than $650M, in addition to heading the accounting operations of over $2 Billion PACE financing across 83,000 projects including disaster resiliency, renewables, energy efficiency, and water conservation improvement. She also worked as the Chief Accounting Officer of Solar Mosaic, a residential solar and home improvement lender. As the Vice President and Corporate Controller at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, she was responsible for registering the FHLBSF with the SEC and building public company financial reporting and control infrastructure. Jeannette began her career in public accounting with the Big 4 in audit and financial & accounting due diligence. Jeannette holds a BA in Economics and Management summa cum laude from Albion College.

Alexander Chen

Head of Tax

Alexander Chen is the Head of Tax at Generate Capital. He brings more than 12 years of experience as a tax attorney specializing in M&A and cross-border tax structuring, planning, and compliance. Prior to Generate, Alex spent 10 years on PricewaterhouseCoopers’ International Tax team, serving a broad range of clients including venture capital, private equity, and technology companies of all sizes. Alex began his career at Glaser Weil, a boutique entertainment law firm in Century City, as a corporate and real estate associate working with multi-national gaming and hospitality clients. Alex earned a BA in Psychology and a minor in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles, a JD from the University of Southern California, and an LLM in Taxation from New York University.

Benjamin Jasik

Head of Data and Technology

Benji Jasik is the Head of Technology at Generate Capital. Prior to joining Generate, Benji was the Chief Operating Officer at the Epic Institute, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked in 2019. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Global Infrastructure Planning and Deployment at Google, working on capacity planning and deployment for data center infrastructure. Prior to Google, he was at Salesforce where he helped the company grow from 300 to over 25k employees as the SVP of Infrastructure Engineering on Site Reliability and Capacity Planning. Benji is a graduate of Princeton University where he received his BSE in Computer Science.

Richard Kauffman

Chair of the Board

Richard Kauffman is the chairman of the board of Generate and chairman of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Beginning in January 2013, Richard served in the Executive Chamber of Governor Cuomo as New York State’s first energy czar and oversaw the state’s energy agencies. He stepped down from that role in January 2019 while continuing as chairman of NYSERDA; as such, he remains energy adviser to Governor Cuomo’s administration. Previously, he was CEO of Good Energies, a leading investor in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Richard was also managing director and chaired the Global Financing Group at Goldman Sachs. He previously served as vice chairman of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities business and co-head of its Banking Department. Richard has also served as the chairman of the board of Levi Strauss and on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Brookings Institution. Richard received an MA in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management, an MA in International Relations from Yale University, and a BA from Stanford University.

Scott Jacobs

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Scott Jacobs is the CEO and co-founder of Generate Capital, a leading sustainable infrastructure platform delivering affordable, reliable resource solutions to companies, communities, and cities. Prior to Generate, in 2007, Scott joined McKinsey & Company and co-founded its global Clean Technologies Practice, advising companies, institutional investors, NGOs, and governments around the world on the economic imperatives of resource productivity and climate solutions. Prior to that, Scott spent over a decade in technology and venture capital, helping start and grow several companies. Scott has dedicated much of his professional life to the “resource revolution” and is a regular writer, keynote speaker, and conference panelist on the topics of thematic investing and risk management, climate- and resource-related innovation, and building values-based and people-centric businesses. Scott earned his MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a George F. Baker Scholar, and his BA cum laude from Dartmouth College.

Matan Friedman

Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder

Matan Friedman is the CIO and co-founder of Generate Capital. He also served as a managing director and cofounder of Resource Efficiency Finance, an investment company that provides financing for equipment and infrastructure projects that enable the more efficient use of natural resources. Generate and Resource Efficiency Finance reflect Matan’s focus on investing in assets with a resource productivity benefit and long time-horizons. Before focusing on distributed infrastructure project finance, Matan invested in innovation across cleantech sectors, with venture capital roles at Bessemer Venture Partners and Israel Cleantech Ventures. Earlier in his career, Matan was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and an officer with the Israel Defense Forces. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Raj Atluru

Board Member

Raj Atluru is a founder and managing director of Activate Capital. He has been investing in information technology and the energy and resource sectors since 1996, both domestically and internationally. Prior to Activate, he was a co-founder and Managing Director of Silver Lake Kraftwerk. From 2000 to 2011, Raj lead the cleantech efforts at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, as well as its India operations. DFJ invested in pioneering companies in this sector including EnerNOC, Solar City, Tesla Motors, BrightSource Energy, Sea Micro, and Ping Identity. His primary areas of interest are renewable energy, energy storage, energy efficiency, mobility technologies, and software and security solutions for the industrial and energy markets. Raj has served on numerous private and public boards and cofounded DFJ Element, the largest fund ever raised for the cleantech sector at the time. He has an MS and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, as well as an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Derek Chu

Board Member

Derek Chu is a senior investment director at AustralianSuper, which focuses on infrastructure investment origination and asset management, leading coverage of North American opportunities. He has previously worked at UBS, Morgan Stanley, and Babcock & Brown in asset management and investment banking roles, focused on infrastructure and general mergers and acquisitions across Australia, Asia, and the US. He has served on the boards of Plus ES, the unregulated subsidiary of Ausgrid, and of Sydney Transport Partners, the private shareholder SPV of WestConnex, a toll road scheme in Sydney, Australia. He has also been a member’s representative of Northern Star Generation, a US IPP. Derek holds both a BCom (with honors) and Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales.

Susan Gonzalez

Board Member

Susan Gonzalez is an experienced non-executive director in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Currently Susan serves on the board of Sonnedix Power Holdings, a premier solar IPP, majority owned by institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management and acts as the Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee. From 1998 to 2018, Susan was General Counsel, Managing Board member and Secretary of InterGen N.V., a global independent power producer and ancillary services company with extensive international operations. Susan was recognized as an expert in the areas of risk management, governance and compliance in the senior executive team that took InterGen from a greenfield development company to a ‘best in class’ operating and development company, taking over 20 projects to completion, achieving $24+ billion in corporate and project financing. Prior to this, she served as counsel for Stratus Computer, Major Australia Timber and United Technologies Corp (Sikorsky Aircraft). From 2006 to 2018 Susan was an Advisory Board Member to FM Global, a global commercial and property insurance company. Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School and a Certificate in Comparative Law from the Universite Jean Moulin, France.

Ross Israel

Board Member

Ross Israel has 28 years of experience in corporate finance and funds management with specialist skills in infrastructure, asset management, capital raisings, and mergers and acquisitions. Ross Israel co-founded QIC Global Infrastructure in early 2006. As head of global infrastructure, Ross provides overall leadership to the team, which currently manages 19 direct investments out of offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, London, and New York. As a member of the QIC Global Infrastructure Investment Committee, Ross has overseen all of the team’s investments. In addition to his infrastructure responsibilities, Ross is also a member of QIC’s Executive Committee Management. From 2000 to 2005, Ross was with AMP Capital, where he co-led the creation of the Diversified Utility and Energy Trusts (DUET), serving as its chief operating officer, and was seconded into the management joint venture between AMP Capital and Macquarie Bank established prior to DUET’s listing on the ASX in August 2004. Before joining AMP Capital, Ross was with ABN AMRO and BZW in their Australian Infrastructure Corporate Advisory and London M&A teams, and with Ernst & Young in its Sydney Corporate Tax division. Ross is a director of Pacific Energy, an alternate director of CampusParc, and a member of the Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Program in Infrastructure Policy. He holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

Lynn Jurich

Co-Executive Chair and Co-Founder of Sunrun

Lynn Jurich is chief executive officer and cofounder of Sunrun, the nation’s largest dedicated provider of residential solar, storage, and energy services in the United States. With Sunrun co-founder Ed Fenster, Lynn invented the “solar as a service” business model that unlocked consumer demand for clean, affordable energy direct from residential rooftops. Today, with more than $4 billion in installed solar systems across the United States and Puerto Rico, Sunrun is revolutionizing how consumers get electricity. Before Sunrun, Lynn worked as one of few female venture capitalists at Summit Partners, where she completed investments with an aggregate market value of over $900 million in the financial services and technology sectors. Lynn was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2013 and Forbes’s Women to Watch in 2015. Lynn earned her MBA and a BS in Science, Technology, and Society from Stanford University.

Kristin Groos Richmond

Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Board at Revolution Foods

Kristin Groos Richmond is co-founder and chief executive officer of Revolution Foods, a leading provider of healthy prepared meals and citywide wellness for students, families and communities across the United States. Under Richmond’s leadership, Revolution Foods has designed, produced and distributed over 460 million healthy, chef-crafted and culturally relevant meals (60 million since the COVID pandemic began) to our most vulnerable communities in 400+ cities. Revolution Foods is a B Corp and leader in structuring large public-private partnerships that promote health outcomes across cities. Prior to founding Revolution Foods, Richmond co-founded the Kenya Community Center for Learning and worked in investment banking. She holds a B.S. from Boston College, a M.B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

Management Committee

Scott Jacobs

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

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Brian Lehman

Chief Financial Officer

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Matan Friedman

Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder

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Nam Tran Nguyen

Chief Operating Officer

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Kristine Janhunen

Chief People Officer

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Darryl Carbonaro

General Counsel

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Jeff Ross

Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment

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Alfred Griffin

Senior Managing Director and Head of Credit

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Andrew Marino

Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Private Equity

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Erich Becker

Senior Managing Director and Head of Europe

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Jack Stark

Executive Vice President

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Investment Team & Platform Leadership

Eduardo Clemente

Principal, European Investment Team

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Scott Gosselink

Managing Director and Head of Underwriting

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John Dannan

Managing Director and Head of Waste Investments

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David Perl

Managing Director, Investments

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Lisa Schule

Managing Director, Investments

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Peggy Flannery

Principal, Investment Team

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Pietro Lomazzi

Principal, Investment Team

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Jason Moore

Principal, Generate Credit

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Tony Hack

Principal, Investment Team

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Peter Nulsen

Principal, Investment Team

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Katherine Treuer

Principal, Generate Credit

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Christian Okoye

Principal, Investment Team

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Bill Caesar

President, Generate Upcycle

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Jamie Earp

President, Generate Ubiquity

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Ajay Ghanekar

President, Generate Ubiquity

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Capital Markets

Edward Bossange

Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets

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Andrew Hughes

Principal, Capital Markets and Investor Relations

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Skye d'Almeida

Principal, Investor Coverage

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Sven Semmelmann

Principal, Capital Markets

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Finance Operations & Asset Management

Sarie Lovell

Head of Asset Management & Operations

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Jeannette Paul

Chief Accounting Officer

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Alexander Chen

Head of Tax

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Benjamin Jasik

Head of Data and Technology

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Richard Kauffman

Chair of the Board

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Scott Jacobs

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

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Matan Friedman

Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder

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Raj Atluru

Board Member

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Derek Chu

Board Member

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Susan Gonzalez

Board Member

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Ross Israel

Board Member

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Lynn Jurich

Co-Executive Chair and Co-Founder of Sunrun

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Kristin Groos Richmond

Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Board at Revolution Foods

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News

RELEASE: Generate Capital Launches Integrated Circular Economy Platform, Generate Upcycle, and Announces Acquisition of StormFisher Environmental Services Ltd.
10 May 2022
Responding to customer demands to scale circular and zero-waste solutions, Generate Upcycle combines Generate’s existing...
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RELEASE: Generate Capital Names Brian Lehman Chief Financial Officer, Announces Retirement of Jack Stark
6 May 2022
Lehman brings decades of capital markets, corporate and investment banking experience to Generate and a track record...
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RELEASE: GENERATE CAPITAL PROMOTES DARRYL CARBONARO TO GENERAL COUNSEL; HIRES LISA SCHULE AS MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR CORPORATE EQUITY INVESTMENTS
15 March 2022
Generate Capital, a leading sustainable infrastructure investment and operating platform, today announced....
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WALL STREET JOURNAL: GENERATE CAPITAL EXPANDS SUSTAINABLE-INFRASTRUCTURE REACH FEAT. SCOTT JACOBS
15 Feb 2022
Chief Executive Scott Jacobs says that they San Francisco-based firm is making equity investments more...
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RELEASE: COMPUTE NORTH CLOSES $385 MILLION IN STRATEGIC FUNDING FOR TIER 0™ COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE
08 Feb 2022
Compute North, the leader in sustainable, large-scale computing infrastructure, today announced that it....
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RELEASE: GROWUP FARMS SECURES £100M IN FUNDING FOR VERTICAL FARM IN KENT
17 Jan 2022
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Release: Generate Capital Expands into Smart Cities
19 JAN 2022
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Release: Generate accelerates composting infrastructure with Atlas Organics acquisition
12 JAN 2022
Generate Capital expands its presence in organic waste management through investment in South-Carolina...
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Institutional Investor: Public Benefit Corporations Could Be ‘Game-Changing’
12 JAN 2022
Investing in public benefit corporations could be a “potentially game-changing” way for asset owners...
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Release: Generate acquires significant equity stake in Brazil's Conasa Infraestrutura
06 JAN 2022
Conasa Infraestrutura S.A., an owner and operator of concessions in water, wastewater sanitation...
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Release: Generate Capital converts to a Public Benefit Corporation
16 NOV 2021
New corporate form, approved by a vote of the company’s board and shareholders, formalizes Generate’s....
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Scott Jacobs: In infrastructure, stakeholder capitalism isn't an option, it's a necessity.
16 NOV 2021
Why becoming a public benefit corporation makes both climate change and economic sense.
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FORTUNE: Generate CEO Scott Jacobs: We need to build infrastructure for our grandkids, not our grandparents
09 AUG 2021
Infrastructure is the backbone of our economy and society. When it works, it goes unnoticed....
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CNBC: Generate raises $2 billion for sustainable infrastructure investments
19 JUL 2021
Green infrastructure investment firm Generate Capital said Monday that it has raised $2 billion in fresh...
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Release: Generate Announces Launch of Generate Credit Platform to Expand Sustainable Infrastructure Lending
18 MAR 2021
Generate, a leading sustainable infrastructure company, today announced it is launching...
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Release: Generate Co-Founder Jigar Shah to Lead U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office
03 MAR 2021
Generate, a leading international operator of diversified sustainable infrastructure, today confirmed...
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Release:Kristin Groos Richmond and Susan Gonzalez Join Generate Board of Directors
27 JAN 2021
Generate, one of the leading global operators of diversified sustainable infrastructure, today...
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WSJ: Trilantic, Generate Capital and Others Invest $600 Million in Clean-Energy Developer Intersect Power
26 JAN 2021
Trilantic North America, Generate Capital and two other investment firms are providing more than...
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WSJ: Generate Capital Takes Road Less Traveled in Sustainable Infrastructure
16 DEC 2020
The San Francisco firm invests from its balance sheet in renewable energy infrastructure assets...
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BLOOMBERG: Clean Energy Investments Pay Off, Generate Capital CEO Says
03 DEC 2020
Generate Capital Inc. Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Scott Jacobs discusses clean-tech...
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WSJ: Generate Capital Provides Alturus With $600 Million for Energy-Efficiency Projects
06 OCT 2020
Generate Capital has acquired a minority stake in energy-efficiency company Alturus...
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Release: Nam Tran Nguyen and Andrew Marino Join Generate Leadership
28 JULY 2020
Two senior executives with deep experience in renewables and infrastructure will help...
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WSJ: Generate Capital Raises $1 Billion for Clean-Energy Investments
04 FEBRUARY 2020
San Francisco-based Generate sees opportunity in increased investing tied to climate change...
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FINANCIAL TIMES: Renewable energy investor raises more than $1bn from Australian funds
04 FEBRUARY 2020
Two of Australia's largest investment funds are backing a Silicon Valley start-up with more than $1bn to lower the costs of renewable energy ...
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Reading & Listening

Generate Capital Green Financing Framework April 2022
Aligning interests for the benefit of stakeholders is a foundational principle at Generate that is reflected in our core values, governance, investment and operating strategy, and capitalization...
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FORTUNE: WE NEED TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OUR GRANDKIDS, NOT OUR GRANDPARENTS – SCOTT JACOBS
Infrastructure—more than any other type of investment—is a bet for future generations. Each time we...
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PODCAST: MY CLIMATE JOURNEY – SCOTT JACOBS, GENERATE CAPITAL
Scott walks the listener through what led him to co-found Generate, the problem Generate is setting...
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PODCAST: NPM INTERCONNECTIONS – PEGGY FLANNERY | GENERATE CAPITAL
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PODCAST: WASTE 360 – BILL CAESAR’S SECOND LIFE FINDING VALUE IN WASTE
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STANFORD: THE VALLEY OF DEATH AND THE BUSINESS OF ASSET MANAGEMENT – RICHARD L. KAUFFMAN
Combating climate change will require deploying hard assets to replace greenhouse gas producing...
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Open Letter To The Generate Stakeholder Community
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The Infrastructure Transition
In an era of rising customer demands, the infrastructure industry needs to support new solutions...
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Creating Climate Wealth
Clean energy solutions represent the largest wealth creation opportunities on the planet...
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McKinsey: Resource Revolution
Resource prices are rising and becoming more volatile. Without a resource revolution, we all face...
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Resource Revolution
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Goldman Sachs: The Low-Carbon Economy
etween 2015 and 2020, solar and onshore wind will likely add more to the global energy supply than US shale oil production did from 2010 to 2015...
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