Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Global Acceleration Partners
Nicholas Parker coined the term “cleantech” as he was co-founding Cleantech Group in 2002. He has been the Chairman of this organization up till the beginning of 2014. Prior to his involvement with Cleantech Group, Parker participated in the second ever solar IPO on NASDAQ. In the 1990s, he founded, built and sold a leading transatlantic environmental finance strategy firm. Parker has also served as an advisor to multilateral agencies such as the World Business Council on Sustainability and the International Finance Corporation. He has contributed to numerous publications related to technology, finance and international business. In his current business, Global Acceleration Partners, Nicholas focus on taking cleantech companies to emerging economies. GAP seeks to achieve both superior value creation and impact at scale.