Real Green Power

The cleantech talent crunch

December 17, 2009: 10:00 AM ET

Lots of companies are focused on sustainability, but who will lead them?

By Neil Sims and Adrian Choo, Boyden

Sims and Choo (left) say it takes a special leader to manage cleantech companies. Photos: Boyden.

Going green has gone commercial. Environmental sustainability is no longer the exclusive purview of non-governmental organizations and policy wonks. Today a raft of young 'cleantech' companies is emerging to bring a wide range of green concepts to market in fields such as biofuels, solar, wind, biomass, tidal power generation, conservation and many other categories.

These companies have financial backing, innovative engineering and technology, and the widespread support of an increasingly green-conscious public.

What they often lack are leaders. More

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