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Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Joins Green Alpha Advisors’ Advisory Board

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Alpha® Advisors, an asset management firm specializing in innovation-driven, sustainable economy equity portfolios, announced today that Gov. Bill Ritter, Colorado's 41st governor and an international leader in clean energy, has joined the firm’s advisory board.

Gov. Ritter, the architect of Colorado’s New Energy Economy, established Colorado as a national and international leader in clean energy, signing 57 new energy bills into law, including a 30% Renewable Portfolio Standard and a Clean Air Clean Jobs Act that replaced nearly a gigawatt of coal-fired generation with natural gas. In total, Ritter’s initiatives created thousands of new jobs. He currently serves as founder and director of the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University, an energy policy research institute providing technical and strategic assistance to help facilitate America’s transition to a clean energy economy.

“Green Alpha is thrilled to have a renewable energy and policy expert of Gov. Ritter's stature and reputation joining our advisory board,” said Garvin Jabusch, Green Alpha co-founder and Chief Investment Officer. “His long record of helping to successfully develop what we call the Next EconomyTM make him the perfect fit for everything we are working to accomplish. It’s a real honor for us to be combining efforts.”

Ritter joins fellow Advisory Board members:

“We need to invest in a sustainable future and Green Alpha’s leadership in building investment portfolios to meet that future is ground-breaking,” said Ritter. “I welcome the opportunity to join the Advisory Board and help build an impactful, growing enterprise that can make a real difference."

Bill Ritter is a member of the Board of the Directors of the Energy Foundation and a senior fellow and member of the board of directors of the Advanced Energy Economy Institute. Ritter earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado State University (1978) and his law degree from the University of Colorado (1981). With his wife Jeannie, he operated a food distribution and nutrition center in Zambia. He then served as Denver's district attorney from 1993 to January 2005.


Green Alpha Advisors is an asset management firm, founded in 2007 on the belief that in order to live and thrive on our planet, we must make an inevitable economic and technological transition to sustainability. Their investment strategies address core economic concerns emerging from the risks associated with resource scarcity and the worst effects of climate change – both exacerbated by population growth.  They see innovations that simultaneously address these core systemic risks and improve economic productivity as the greatest growth drivers of the 21st century.  Green Alpha is proud to be a Certified B Corporation.


Meredith Parfet, 303-993-7856 or

Source: GlobeNewswire (October 20, 2015 - 5:59 PM EDT)

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