Richard Youngman is looking forward to the future of the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 as the Cleantech Group gets ready for the launch of its new product. Even though there has been a fall in the 2012 venture investment world Youngman is not worried because he says this is something that all trends pass through.
Partner in Generation Investment Management LLP, Colin le Duc, stated that the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 list shows the maturity that the cleantech has reached in the sector. He went on to explain that even though stock markets and press markets will leave you to believe that cleantech is falling in value, the cleantech companies are just now starting to gain traction in the real market.
As a result of the new gains, the Cleantech technology is also starting to gain profits and revenues helping to solve some of the problems that are associated with climate crisis and resource efficiency. Duc continued to state that the best companies within the Cleantech sector are showing persistence, focus, and the value of the technology and therefore are becoming stronger in the past few years.
Outside of the 2008-2009 market crash in which every company was hurt, they have seen venture investment in the private clean technology increase over the past few years since they started to watch the trends in 2002. It is expected that 2012 is going to be the first year that Cleantech will actually fall down to under $7 billion for the past five years.
The investment downturn is a sign of some of the problems that are arising with investment with the Cleantech companies, but when you take a look at the new commentary from the 2012 Global Cleantech 100 and the first edition that was released in 2009 it is obvious that a lot of growth has been made.