OPEN was established to help address the greatest global economic and environmental opportunities of the 21st Century.
Climate change, pollution, resources depletion, water scarcity, waste management and other major environmental challenges have prompted governments, investors and industry to support a wave of environmentally- focussed technological innovations. The energy infrastructure of societies will be affected by these changes, from consumers to big business. Cleantech in particular is a replacement technology – so houses, offices, factories and the power grids that connect them will all accommodate new developments that are kinder to the environment. OPEN is at the grassroots of this change, identifying and financing some of the world's most innovative projects.
OPEN creates partnerships with project and company owners, bringing a wealth of knowledge, support and expertise to the table.
OPEN's international network helps companies to achieve regional and global expansion. We view each relationship as a partnership, and as well as providing critical investment we also offer a wide range of support and mentoring services to each project partner, drawing on our knowledge of global trends and international expertise from the finance and new energy sectors. Together with the right financing model, OPEN's added value services ensure a holistic approach to delivering success over the long-term.
OPEN backs companies that actively contribute to lower carbon economies, demonstrating high growth potential and a path to profit.
Our portfolio strategy is not based on specific sectors or technologies, but rather on the singular focus of innovation, whereby entrepreneurs and project owners can demonstrate high future returns on technological processes and products that will have a major positive impact on the environment. We operate within a strict ethical code and evaluate companies thoroughly, basing our decision to partner on their ability to perform financially, thanks to managerial expertise and a detailed plan for growth and future innovations.
OPEN's core strategy is to invest in renewable energy projects and the equity of cleantech companies.
OPEN's approach is to build on an awareness of the need for short-term and long-term responses to market challenges. This means its overall investment strategy combines investments in renewable power production to support the transition towards a low carbon economy, with equity investments in cleantech companies with strong growth potential. This combined approach helps OPEN to balance its investment portfolio between assets with different risk profiles and returns. The team's investment strategy is intended to optimize return on investment while mitigating portfolio risk.