Nicholas Eisenberger is a pioneer of the clean economy. As a successful entrepreneur, investor, strategist, and highly regarded speaker and author, Nicholas has worked for two decades to advance the clean technology industry. Nicholas is the founder and Managing Partner of Pure Energy Partners, a venture advisory firm that works at the intersection of finance, technology, and industry to accelerate cleantech commercialization. He is also a co-founder of GO Ventures, which invests in pathbreaking cleantech enterprises and a board member of the Clean Economy Network, a national umbrella organization for the industry.
From 2005-2009, Nicholas was Managing Principal of GreenOrder, which he and his partners established as one of the most influential sustainability strategy firms and sold in 2008. Called one of the "go to guys" in sustainability consulting by Fortune, Nicholas is widely recognized for his groundbreaking work with global companies such as GM, DuPont, HP, and GE, whose multi-billion dollar ecomagination initiative Nicholas played a key role in guiding from its launch
Prior to that, Mr. Eisenberger was the founder and CEO of Ecos Technologies, an environmental management enterprise software company and a venture capital investor at Churchill Capital, one of the very first dedicated cleantech funds. In the mid-nineties, he also co-founded Mypoints.com, a pioneering public Internet marketing company that was purchased by United Airlines.
Nicholas is an honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and received a Certificate in Environmental Law from the University of California. He serves on the Investment Advisory Board of Tundra Capital, the X PRIZE Foundation’s Energy & Environment Advisory Board, the Scottish Government’s Saltire Prize Advisory Board for Marine Renewable Energy, the Harvard Environmental Law Society Advisory Board, the President’s Advisory Council of the National Wildlife Foundation, the Board of Directors of New York Sun Works, a sustainability and science education non-profit, and the Board of the New York Growing Up Green Charter School. He is also a founding member of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a co-Founder of the Clean Economy Network, and the Chairman of the Executive Council’s Sustainable Business Advisory Board.
Industry Expertise (3)
Renewables and Environmental
Areas of Expertise (3)
Green Marketing and Branding
Cleantech and Infotech
UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law: Certificate, Environmental Law and Policy 1996
Harvard College: A.B., Government 1992
Magna Cum Laude
Harvard Law School: J.D., Law and Environmental Law 1996
- Clean Economy Network
- GO Ventures
- Pure Energy Partners
Event Appearances (1)
WSJ ECO:nomics; Fortune Brainstorm Green; Cleantech Group Summit; Clean Economy Summit Various
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance