The Berti Green Accelerator was founded in 2012 by Berti Investments to help grow and nurture early-stage businesses in the UK’s low carbon sector. After the first year’s success, we launched the 2013 programme in partnership with leading global investor Coller Capital.

After the competitive three-stage selection process, Berti is providing 2013′s winning businesses with long-term, personable and committed support and funding to help them maximize their potential growth. Click here for more information on the three outstanding UK companies chosen as winners of BGA’s 2013 Programme. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is the Berti Green Accelerator important?

“It is vital to encourage new social entrepeneurs in Britain, and the (Berti) programme is doing just that, right where it is needed.”  —Jeremy Leggett, Chairman, Solar Century

 

The Berti Green accelerator is core to Berti’s impact focused approach to investing and Coller Capital’s commitment to CSR.

The threat to our environment underpins the economic and social challenges we are currently facing both in the UK and globally. We see growth in the low-carbon sector as the solution to solving a plethora of issues. We believe that outstanding businesses demonstrating innovation, strong leadership and which operate in a profitable niche, can lead the way towards a clean, sustainable economy, which serves a triple bottom line: profits, people and the planet. We are seeking to support entrepreneurs who believe so too.

Many entrepreneurs lack the experience, expertise or knowledge about certain aspects of their business, such as financial or operational know-how. We recognise that what restrains many entrepreneurial businesses is not just access to capital and select networks, but also elite, hands on support from experts.

What kind of businesses does the Berti Green Accelerator support?

The Berti Green Accelerator selects businesses based on the following criteria:

    • CARBON REDUCTION: your business’s ability to sustainably lower green-house gas emissions
    • PROFITABILITY: the ability to demonstrate that your business model is scalable, sustainable and can offer rewarding long term financial returns
    • INNOVATION: the ability of your business to identify a clear niche in the market
    • LEADERSHIP: the experience and expertise of your company’s management

 

 

 2013 JUDGING PANEL

     

  Jeremy Coller

 Jeremy Leggett

Jacques Tredoux

Ben Goldsmith

Founder & CIO     Coller Capital

Founder & Chairman Solar Century

Founder & Director     Berti Investments

Founder & Director   WHEB Group