August 2, 2023 11:33 ET
CLEVELAND — August 2nd, 2023. Growth Opps is proud to announce RISE Energy Summit 2023, an all-day event on August 22nd, 2023 in downtown Cleveland bringing together businesses, communities, and governments to invest in our shared future. The event is a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about leveraging the historic $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act for clean energy and its potential to improve health, prosperity, and quality of life outcomes in our neighborhoods.
RISE Energy Summit 2023 is presented by Growth Opps and the GO Green Energy Fund, the first African American led Green Bank in the United States and the first Green Bank in the state of Ohio. RISE stands for: Resilience, Innovation, Sustainability, and Equity. The event will feature plenaries, panels, and interactive breakout sessions, focusing on expanding opportunities for catalytic, sustainable energy investment, to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. The sessions will clarify roles and opportunities for everyday citizens, small businesses, large companies, community organizations, and local governments, to access expansive legislation, to create a cleaner, brighter and more prosperous future.
Michael Jeans, CEO of Growth Opps, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming event: “RISE 2023 brings together national leaders, corporations, communities, and households to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities, and mobilize financing and private capital to support sustainable projects.” We are excited to bring global perspective to local communities, to address the causes and effects of climate instability. Ohio ranks the 3rd worst state emitter of greenhouse gases in the U.S. and 27th in the world. It’s time we build resilient 22nd century cities and economies where all who so choose can participate and thrive.”
“The Inflation Reduction Act and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund create a unique opportunity to invest in a robust renewables infrastructure,” says Ndeda N. Letson, Chairwoman of the Board of Growth Opps. “This event aligns perfectly with our commitment to fostering sustainable and prosperous communities, while making an equitable and just energy transition.”
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About Growth Opps
At Growth Opportunity Partners (“Growth Opps”), we offer community development capital, services, and solutions to growing small businesses, primarily located in underserved and disadvantaged, low and moderate income (LMI) communities in Ohio. GO Advisory accesses industry expertise and diverse talent to provide the solutions you need to address challenges your company faces. GO Capital is tailored to fund your business model when you need it. Growth Opps established the GO Green Energy Fund which is the country’s first African American led Green Bank and the Green Bank for the State of Ohio, which deploys mission-driven capital to support small to large scale commercial, community, and industrial solar project development in Ohio.
About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $222.3 billion in assets as of March 31, 2023. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a full-service customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,400 ATMs and more than 1,100 branches in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers a broad complement of financial products and solutions, including lending and leasing, deposit and treasury management services, foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity risk management solutions, as well as loan syndication, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, and debt and equity capital markets capabilities. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com