Our Vision: Scalable impact investments that deliver superior financial returns.
We are partnering with the worlds best impact investors that want alpha and environmental results. We invented 'Return on Carbon' using adaptive and scalable algorithms applied to a global universe of renewable and cleantech companies.
The Canetic Method or TCM is our proprietary platform that uses an agile and practical approach to analytics. We started with a team steeped in renewable energy and cleantech and then added PhDs with environmental and engineering expertise. TCM fuses deep 'inside industry' know-how with sensible and easy to use carbon metrics and practical financial analysis.
The result is a realistic 'Return on Carbon' which can profoundly change how impact investments are made. Our credible and well tested data puts us in the forefront of correlation science for impact investors, allowing us to optimize for the environment and returns.
Right now we are in stealth mode getting ready to launch The Canetic Method or TCM in 2018. Our aim, is to bring screening, valuation and benchmarking to a new level for advisors, investors and analysts who value rigor and diligence. We have built a backbone platform using focused environmental and cleantech experts. that can screen, monitor and manage the best performing companies, projects and portfolios. We can apply TCM to both publicly traded renewable and clantech stocks, mutual funds and ETFs as well as private project investments. TCM will deliver a deeper understanding of the Return on Carbon-both absolute and relative to peers. Our TCM approach models CO2 reduction metrics for a wide array of companies with an initial focus on production of energy, savings and efficiency, battery storage and recycling companies. TCM will breed confidence that investment decisions can truly do good and generate financial returns at the same time, transforming how investors view and analyze CO2 emissions.
It is our conviction that successful long-term 'impact investing', especially in energy markets, needs deep private market rigor that can only be derived from operating know-how and highly evolved private market diligence. In addition tested entrepreneurs, our team includes accomplished senior executives in energy, renewables and cleantech. Our team has experience with leading companies in the field and embodies technical, operations and practical know-how to select best in class performers across multiple dimensions.
A Better Way to Make Money and an Impact
Over 400 U.S. cities have pledged to reduce their carbon footprint and 71% of Fortune 100 companies and 43% of Fortune 500 companies currently have renewable energy or sustainability targets. Increasingly investors or all kinds are establishing their own commitments.
Impact investing lacks standards-in renewables there are no pure play portfolios and no routine or consistent disclosures-no system to track and asses what companies report. Renewables in particular need deep rigor with clear carbon metrics. Our new Return on Carbon measure solves this problem. Our goal-smarter investing with greater impact-an approach all investors can get behind.
Investors see the correlation between sustainability efforts and operating results. Here are just few recent headlines:
- Green Funds Keep Growing – Fortune, Sept ‘17
- Why Renewable Energy Investing Has a Bright Future - US News & World Report, July ‘17
- The Big Green Bang - How Renewable Energy Became Unstoppable - Financial Times, May ‘17
- Al Gore is Winning at Investing Integrating Sustainability and Traditional Investment Processes - Barons, March ‘17
- Millennials are Coming and They Want Sustainable Investments - Bloomberg, Dec ‘16
Our team brings an unusual combination of practical and scientific dimensions and are experienced across a wide array of essential aspects of the renewable, cleantech , energy and recycling fields.
We have had deep transactional and senior level operating responsibility for valuation, due diligence, development, technical reviews and on-going financial management. We have been owners and operators of large and small-scale projects, across the globe.
CEO and Founder:
Tony Altmann, was a senior executive at NextEra, one of the worlds largest renewable energy companies, where he championed renewable investing. At NextEra, Tony led financial and market valuation efforts as well as all commercial aspects for a broad portfolio of rapidly growing wind, solar, biomass and hydro energy facilities. He then built International Renewables Group from scratch to serve the utility and developer market. This work included financial technical and operational valuations and feasibility studies as well as project support services for a broad spectrum of renewable and cleantech projects. Clients included some of the worlds largest renewables companies and some of the largest international utilities. Tony has spent his career scaling operating companies and building high performance organizations that can make a significant impact. He is currently Chairman at Energy IQ Group, a leader in micro-grid development and sits on the advisory board of several start-ups. Tony holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.