Despite the urgency of climate action and the popularity of ESG as an investment theme, scaling cleantech start-ups remains challenging. Meanwhile, incumbent energy companies struggle to adapt to a cleaner future at a pace demanded by their constituents. Energy Impact Partners (EIP) was formed to address this challenge. With over $1.5bn under management, we invest in the most innovative start-ups supporting the energy transition and connect them with our coalition of over 20 major utilities from across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. This presentation will highlight the technologies and business models EIP believes are critical for a clean energy future, and why strategic capital will play a crucial role in their success.