International Recognition

SAIL Capital Partners is recognized in many countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Korea, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the US as a thought leader and signficant driving force in global sustainable innovation investment.

The following is a selection of accolades that speak to the breadth of SAIL‘s international recognition:

In 2013, SAIL Capital Partners was selected by the World Economic Forum for membership in its Community of Global Growth Companies.

SAIL Capital was chosen by the U.S. Department of Commerce to co-lead, with Deutsche Bank, the U.S. Trade Mission on Clean Energy to Germany and to participate in the first Impact & Sustainable Trade Mission to Europe with investor meetings in Zurich, Amsterdam and London.

SAIL Managing Partner Walter Schindler was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Fulbright Canada, the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America.

SAIL has been invited to several high level events and meetings by the Australian Government as a thought leader in energy efficiency and water technology investments. Walter Schindler has been invited to participate in the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, a private meeting of governmental and industry leaders from both the US and Australia, where, most recently, the Australian Prime Minister was the keynote speaker.

SAIL was one of the first US cleantech venture capital firms to establish an office in Toronto, and was the first to receive approval as a “Qualified Investor” in the Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund. The former Mayor of Toronto, David Miller, sits on SAIL’s Advisory Board, which includes several other internationally recognized leaders in medicine, sustainability, and business.  David Miller is also the former Chairman of the C40 Climate Leadership Council.

SAIL was ranked as the second most active cleantech investor in the world in Deloitte and the Cleantech Group’s 2009 annual report and the fourth most active in the Cleantech Group’s 2012 Q1 Report.

SAIL was nominated as Private Equity Manager of the Year in 2010 by Foundation & Endowment Money Management.

SAIL has been named the number one venture capital firm in Orange County, California for three consecutive years.

SAIL is a lead investor in WaterHealth and M2 Renewables, both of which are bringing leading new technology water treatment solutions to developing areas such as IndiaAfrica, and Peru.