Economic activities that restore, preserve, or enhance environmental quality, reduce energy, materials and water consumption, de-carbonize the economy and minimize or altogether avoid the generation of all forms of waste and pollution.
1. Renewable Energy
Businesses engaged in the production or distribution of energy that is collected from resources that are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
2. Green Buildings
Businesses engaged in building practices, structures and processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This also includes businesses that incorporate building integrated photovoltaics.
3. Sustainable Transport
Businesses involved in transportation that is sustainable in areas of social, environmental and climate impacts. Components include vehicles used for road, water or air transport; the source of energy; and the infrastructure used to accommodate the transport (roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and terminals). Another component is pipelines for transporting liquid or gas materials.
4. Land, Water and Waste Management & Remediation/ Environmental Consulting
Businesses engaged in compliance consulting; in planning, developing, distributing and managing the optimum use of land and water resources; and in the activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal (this includes collection, transport, treatment and disposal, as well as monitoring and regulation).
5. Green/ Clean Technology
Business involved in the production or sale of technology intended to mitigate or reverse the effects of human activity on the environment.
Businesses involved in the production or sale of products that are wholly or partly derived from biomass, including plants and trees.