TemperPack, a leader in sustainable packaging, and Albertsons Companies are teaming up to divert tens of thousands of pounds of waste from the landfill every year. The grocer announced today that it is swapping out traditional Styrofoam® coolers in its pharmacy shipments in favor of TemperPack's paper-based insulator, ClimaCell™. ClimaCell™ represents a significant breakthrough in packaging technology, allowing companies to protect temperature-sensitive shipments for up to 80 hours while significantly reducing packaging waste.
Shenandoah Growers, which lies two hours west of Washington, is disrupting agriculture from the bottom up, just as Amazon/Whole Foods, Instacart, FreshDirect and others are changing the way people buy groceries from the top down.
TemperPack, the leader in sustainable thermal packaging solutions, announced that it has raised $22.5 million in Series B financing led by Revolution Growth, with other new investors Harbert Growth Partners, Arborview Capital and Tao Capital Partners, and with existing investor SJF Ventures also participating in the round. With the new financing, Todd Klein, Partner at Revolution Growth, and Brian Carney, General Partner at Harbert Growth Partners, will join the board.
New research from Tideline and Impact Capital Managers (ICM), a network of private fund managers committed to impact investing, shows that a social and environmental focus on investment management can, in fact, boost financial returns.
TemperPack is offering two new environmentally friendly solutions to keep food shipments cold on the way to people’s homes.
Diplomat Pharmacy has selected TemperPack’s ClimaCell coolers for shipping its temperature-sensitive medication. ClimaCell coolers will allow Diplomat to avoid more than five tons of plastic to enter into landfills each week.
The bar is rising for what’s considered a happy chicken, sparking the hottest trend in the market: the pasture-raised egg. Pastured eggs come from hens that spend most of their time outdoors, dining on bugs and taking dust baths while also indulging in their favorite activities, like scratching and perching. That’s a step up from cage-free, a label that consumers are finding is slightly less idyllic than they may imagine.
Arborview is pleased to announce the release of its 2018 Impact Report, detailing our firm’s commitment to creating stakeholder value while building a more sustainable and cleaner economy. In this, our second annual Impact Report, we have included case studies which examine how sustainability creates value at our portfolio companies.
Often working together, designers, engineers, biologists, investors, and recyclers are now striving to develop packaging that falls within the mandates of what’s known as the circular economy. It’s a design framework that eschews the linear “take, make, waste” model that leads from oil well to refinery, manufacturing plant to supermarket, consumer to landfill. Instead, it envisions supply chains that continuously cycle old materials back into high-value products—with an emphasis on long-lasting design, remanufacturing, and reuse—and business models that favor sharing and leasing (washing machines, cars), rather than ownership.
After spending three months testing 11 models, Wirecutter thinks the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller is the best option for most homeowners.
DFW Capital Partners (“DFW”) today announced that ENVOCORE, a new holding company, has continued its commitment to the energy solutions market with its third investment. On June 30, 2017, ENVOCORE acquired Retro-Tech Systems (“RTS”) as a wholly owned subsidiary. RTS, which includes RTS Lighting, RTS Water, RTS Utility Metering, and RTS Building Envelope, joins LRI Energy Solutions (“LRI”), also a wholly owned subsidiary. LRI Energy Solutions includes wholly owned subsidiaries Lighting Retrofit International, Water Savers, and recently acquired Enlight Energy Efficient Lighting.
May 14, 2018 - The Colorado-based company continues to impress as PC Magazine names the Rachio 3 an Editors' Choice for smart sprinkler controllers.
California just sent the clearest signal yet that rooftop power is moving beyond a niche market and becoming the norm.
October 30, 2017 –Shenandoah Growers, a Harrisonburg-based organic herb grower, continues to expand its system of automated greenhouses and indoor LED growing rooms around the country.
October 23, 2017 –A national supplier of pasture-raised eggs celebrated the opening of its Springfield processing facility this month.
October 10, 2017 - Entrepreneurs are seeking ways to build a better relationship between business and the environment, and some are even building solutions to pressing environmental issues into their business models and goals. Fund managers, like Arborview Capital Partners, are putting money behind these businesses in order to build a more sustainable economy.
July 11, 2017 – Arborview Capital, an impact focused growth equity firm, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Drexel Metals, Inc., has been acquired by Carlisle Construction Materials (“CCM”), a $2 billion division of Carlisle Companies (NYSE: CSL).
June 30, 2017 – Arborview Capital, an impact focused growth equity firm, and DFW Capital Partners today announced that Integrated Efficiency Solutions (“IES”), a new holding company, has acquired Retro-Tech Systems (“RTS”) as a wholly owned subsidiary.
Arborview Capital is pleased to release its 2017 Impact Report which details our firm’s commitment to investing in businesses and creating stakeholder value while building a more sustainable and cleaner economy. This is our first Impact Report and we have included case studies which examine how sustainability creates value at our portfolio companies.
A decade ago, Matthew O’Hayer started a pasture-raised egg business with 20 hens in Southeast Austin. Since then, the company has grown to a network of 100 family-owned farms in seven states, and its eggs are sold in 49 states. Now, the company is getting ready for another wave of growth after receiving an $11.1 million private equity investment from Sunrise Strategic Partners, based in Boulder, Colo., and other individuals.