California Treasurer Bill Lockyer to Discuss “California’s Green Economy” at Hanson Bridgett Sustainable Business Leadership Forum on September 18

Hanson Bridgett Sustainable Business Leadership Forum

The next Hanson Bridgett Sustainable Business Leadership Forum, a monthly networking and educational program, will take place on Thursday, September 18 and be on the topic of California’s Green Economy. This program will provide an investment outlook, explore emerging policies and the economic growth opportunities that are impacting California industries including cleantech, smart transportation, green building, and sustainable development.  The speakers will be:

This event will take place from 5:30 – 8:00 PM at Hanson Bridgett, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 (directions).  The admission fee is $25.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Greener World Media Receives $1 Million in Series A Financing

Greener World Media

Greener World Media, an Oakland-based media company that focuses on the greening of mainstream business and technology, announced earlier this month that it closed a $1 million Series A round of financing with the K Group.  Among its services, Greener World Media operates GreenBiz.com, GreenerBuildings.com, ClimateBiz.com, and GreenerComputing.com.

The company said that it will use the funds to expand in a number of areas including developing new online products around its GreenBiz.com brand, researching build-outs around its State of Green Business report, and new events to complement its recent Greener by Design conference.

"We believe there is tremendous growth potential in both green business and online-driven media," said Ronen Kalmanson, Managing Partner of K Group. "Greener World Media, with the management team of Joel Makower and Pete May, represents the perfect intersection of those two trends." 

In the press release announcing its Series A financing, Greener World Media also announced the hiring of two senior executives – Hugh Byrne as Senior Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, and Alan Robinson as Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

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