BASF [ETR:BAS] is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. The company sums up this contribution in its corporate purpose: create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
Total [NYSE:TOT] is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. Its 100,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining, chemicals, marketing and new energies. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow. Total is actively engaged in a number of renewable projects, including utilization of biomass to supplement fossil fuels. Renewable and storable, biomass is a solution that can help to meet growing energy needs. Total, which has produced biofuels since the 1990s, is pursuing this pathway through industrial partnerships and ambitious R&D programs. us.total.com/en-us/making-energy-better/mak...
Waste Management, Inc. [NYSE:WM], based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is one of the largest residential recyclers and also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.
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Bright Capital is an independent venture capital firm that invests globally in a wide range of promising companies solving problems in a variety of clean technology, industrial bio, telecom/electronics and IT markets. Bright Capital is an active venture investor well connected to the industry and focused on innovation leading to tomorrow’s category leaders. Their distinguished team has proven international technology, and strong Russian industrial experience. Bright Capital invests in high-tech projects in USA, Europe and Asia, with leading international venture capital funds and corporations. Within targeted sectors, Bright Capital invests across multiple stages, from seed and start up investment, to growth capital. bright-capital.com