Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers
Environmental Capital Group
Bryan L. Martel, Managing Director, founded Environmental Capital Group with the goal of addressing global environmental problems by significantly expanding private equity investment in effective clean technologies. Bryan is appreciated as a vital link in the industry, fostering strategic connections and relationships between the investment communities, cleantech solution companies, scientific leaders and policymakers. Within ECG, Bryan provides strategic leadership and is growing a broad range of business development initiatives. He leads the team in working closely with limited partner trustees and executives, fund managers and general partner groups to provide environmental due diligence, performance monitoring, and reporting services that account for the real environmental impacts created by investments in clean energy and technology. Bryan serves as the Special Advisor to Pacific Corporate Group and the CalPERS Clean Energy and Technology Fund. In this role he is involved in the selection process and monitoring of environmental performance of these private equity investments. (See an interview with Bryan about this work.) In 2009, Bryan began serving as Advisor to Executive Director Michael Ditmore of Novim. In this role Bryan supports Novim's work in providing scientific options to the most urgent problems facing society. Recognizing the need for material amounts of capital to impact climate change on a global scale, Bryan worked with Uday Khemka from the Sun Group, HRH The Prince of Wales, and the University of Cambridge's Programme for Industry to establish in 2007 the P8 ("Pensions 8.") This program brings together board members and CEOs - decision makers - from 8 leading pension and sovereign funds, along with top scientists and policymakers to address critical climate change issues by putting capital to work. He currently serves on the P8 Secretariat. Before ECG, he was the Founder and CEO of Mobius Technologies, a material science/clean-technology company. At Mobius, Bryan led the development and commercialization of a world scale recycling process with operations in the US, Europe, and Asia. Prior to Mobius, Bryan worked at The Dow Chemical Company and Bechtel. He received engineering degrees from Berkeley and is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. Bryan lives with his wife and two children in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and enjoys skiing with them throughout the winter at Squaw Valley where he also teaches as a Ski Instructor.