All-Canadian Cleantech Index opens on Toronto Stock Exchange



CEOs representing the companies selected for the Corporate Knights' Cleantech 10™ and Next 10 Cleantech lists, joined Eleanor Fritz, Director, Compliance and Disclosure, Toronto Stock Exchange to open the market today.

Founded in 2002, Corporate Knights is an independent Canadian-based media company with an explicit focus on corporate responsibility.

The Cleantech 10 and Next 10 represent Canada's best publicly and privately held companies in the Cleantech realm, as judged by Corporate Knights panel of experts, and span a range of sectors from desalination to water power to solar technology.

Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, has unveilled the preeminent list of Canadian public and private cleantech companies, the Cleantech 10™ and Next 10.

Corporate Knights has been following cleantech companies since 2007, and highlighting the companies poised to make it big. The CEOs of the Cleantech 10™ and Next 10 opened on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Also announced today via a Corporate Knights magazine, which is
distributed as a quarterly insert in the Globe and Mail and Washington Post,  was news that Corporate Knights has closed an investment round with a prestigious group of investors led by Vancity Community Capital.
This private investment will allow Corporate Knights Inc. to launch a new division, Corporate Knights Capital, which will leverage Corporate Knights rankings to create a global suite of clean capitalism- themed passive investment products tailored to meet large investor needs.

The Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange host over 130 clean technology companies with a combined quoted market value of $16,754,255,148 as of September 30, 2011.

The Corporate Knights Cleantech 10™ was compiled by Corporate Knights Inc. and Cleantech Group LLC, the leading provider of Cleantech indices and information globally.

The Cleantech 10™ list was created by Rafael Coven, Managing Director and Index Manager of The Cleantech Index (CTIUS;, which underlies several Index-based funds such as the PowerShares Cleantech ETF (NYSE:PZD), and is the first and only index to cover cleantech companies across a broad array of industries.

The Next 10 were selected by an advisory panel of Canada's foremost authorities on cleantech, using four judging criteria: creativity and original approach, solving a business problem, clear business objective, and best chance of breaking through.

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