GridMarket is a technology company that accelerates the design, development, and deployment of distributed energy resources. Spun out of a Hurricane Sandy Task Force organized by the City of New York, the state, and leading utilities, GridMarket created a predictive platform that automates recommendations for renewable and microgrid solutions using government and utility data. Projects are then placed in a customized global marketplace which receive competitive bids from best-in-class solution providers in order to secure the lowest rate and expedite installations. GridMarket’s platform rapidly converts plans into actionable projects with cost and carbon tracked in real time.
Founded by environmental philanthropist Trammell S. Crow, EarthX is an international environmental nonprofit connecting a global community to create a sustainable world for all life and future generations. The EarthX three-day annual event is held in April (around Earth Day) to celebrate progress, hope, innovation and has become the largest event in the world of its kind. In 2018, EarthX hosted more than 137,000 attendees, over 600 exhibitors and 400 speakers, becoming the largest annual environmental exposition and programming initiative in the world.
The Republic of Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. In 2005, President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. took the lead on a regional initiative, the Micronesia Challenge, to conserve 30% of near-shore coastal waters and 20% of forest land by 2020. In 2017, the Palau Energy Summit was organized – in partnership with EarthX and GridMarket - to produce an action plan to assist the Republic of Palau in meeting its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target of generating 45% renewable energy by year 2025.
PVBLIC Foundation is an innovative non-profit media organization that harnesses the power of media to drive social change. An aggregator of media across all platforms, PVBLIC works strategically to pair media space with key non-profits at the local, national and global levels. Utilizing existing and emerging technologies to increase issue awareness around important causes, PVBLIC helps non-profits amplify their message.
GLISPA’s mission is to promote action to build resilient and sustainable island communities by inspiring leadership, catalyzing commitments and facilitating collaborations for all islands. By mobilizing high level political will for island commitments and action, GLISPA builds and strengthens partnerships that implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GLISPA is proudly led by President Tommy Remengesau from theRepublic of Palau, President Danny Faure from Seychelles, President Hilda Heine from the Republic of Marshall Islands, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell from Grenada, and Premier Orlando Smith from the British Virgin Islands.