Editors & Contributors
Rona Fried, Ph.D., Editor of Progressive Investor, is the CEO and founder of SustainableBusiness.com. She is known for her wide-ranging, deep knowledge of green business. She holds a Ph.D. in Social/ Organizational Psychology and was a practicing management consultant for a dozen years before changing careers to work for the environment full time. Since then, she has owned several green businesses before starting SustainableBusiness.com at the dawn of the Internet in 1996.
In addition to producing Progressive Investor each month, she writes an "Investing in Clean Energy" column for Solar Today Magazine, and is widely quoted as an expert on green investing, green jobs, and green business. She and serves on the Boards of all four of the WilderHill Clean Energy Indexes: the bellweather Powershares WilderHill Clean Energy ETF (PBW); the WilderHill New Energy Global Innovation Index (PBD); PowerShares WilderHill Progressive Energy (PUW); and the PowerShares Global Progressive Transportation Portfolio (PTRP).
SustainableBusiness.com has been online since 1996 and is one of the most trusted sources on green business. By reporting on the latest developments and trends of all green business sectors worldwide, the site offers visitors a unique lens to view the field as a whole: clean energy, green building, green investing, organic products, climate change and all subjects that impact sustainability.
We provide daily Sustainable Business and Investor News, run the leading green job service, Green Dream Jobs, a networking forum in our Business Connections section, and a promotion service for micro-cap green stocks. We have been publishing Progressive Investor since 2002. .
We interview many green-oriented investment analysts to produce Progressive Investor, but this is the group we work with on an on-going basis:
Cannacord Adams is an institutional investment bank focused on emerging growth companies in the technology, healthcare and consumer sectors. The Energy Technology Team covers growth businesses from distributed generation to next generation vehicles. Technologies include: distributed renewable energy; energy storage & power quality/reliability; transportation; advanced enabling materials and advanced utility technologies.
Better Food & Nutrition research identifies and analyzes the fastest growing segments of the specialty food and nutrition industries. The focus is on food manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants in the expanding segments of natural/organic, functional/nutritional, ethnic, convenience, and gourmet foods. Better Living correspond to major ways people spend leisure time. www.canaccordadams.com
Ardour Capital Investments, LLC
Ardour Capital Investments, LLC is a NASD registered broker/dealer that provides a wide range of financial services for both public and private growth companies.
Ardour provides research services on the Energy Technology/Alternative Power sector, publishing in-depth equity research reports, quarterly updates, including updated models and opinions on company performance results, and time sensitive morning commentary on notable company events. Ardour provides institutional investors that specialize in small capitalization growth companies an independent brand of research not traditionally found within the securities industry. www.ardourcapital.com
All Season Financial Advisors
All Season is a fee-only independent asset management firm based in Denver, CO. They have have offered socially responsible investments since 1994 and have specifically focused on renewable energy since 2004. Their New Power Fund is a green stock portfolio which holds at least 50% renewable energy stocks.
All Season has been a registered investment advisor since 1984 and currently manages $120 million assets for individual investors. Sam Jones is a past president of the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM), serves on the board of Partnership for Sustainability, and is a member of the Solutions Council for the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has been quoted in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Investment News, Financial Advisor and The Denver Post, as well as participated in local investment panels as an expert in technical analysis.
Winslow Management Company
Winslow Management Company is a growth-oriented green asset manager and manages two mutual funds: Winslow Green Growth Fund, a small cap fund, and Winslow Green Solutions, a mid-cap fund. Winslow's investments are focused on four primary sectors: alternative and renewable energy, healthcare, technology, and healthy living. www.WinslowGreen.com