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Our Responsibility to Protect the Planet

Cox Cleantech is an emerging business unit within Cox Enterprises focused on acquiring and growing sustainable businesses and technologies.

why cox cleantech

Our Commitment to People, Purpose and Planet

Our Sustainability Story

Driving Positive Environmental Change. Inside and Out.

Making a positive environmental impact, both within our company and in the communities we serve, is an essential part of our past, present and future at Cox. With over $1 billion invested in sustainable businesses and technologies overall (and nearly $140 million invested in 400+ conservation projects), we’re on track to meet our aggressive Cox Conserves goals for our entire family of businesses: zero waste to landfill by 2024 and becoming carbon and water neutral by 2034. [1]

People First

People First. Purpose Driven

Over 120+ years, we’ve built a family-owned company that empowers its people to build a better future for the next generation. We never lose sight of the fact that our people and their unique talents are what’s driving the positive change we imagine for our businesses and world.

Long-Term Vision

Long-Term Vision

We’re committed to environmental sustainability for the long haul. We’re building Cox Cleantech into an operating business, expanding on our legacy of driving operational excellence and scale across the businesses we’re invested in or built from the ground up. And we continue to enhance and expand the clean technologies of our portfolio companies well after they become part of the Cox family of businesses.

Enterprise Backing

Enterprise Backing

Founders and leadership teams of acquired companies benefit from our proven track record in scaling businesses and supporting operational excellence. In the last 20 years alone, Cox Enterprises has invested more than $64 billion to fuel the company’s diversification and growth goals across a wide variety of industries, including cleantech.

Innovation Obsessed

Innovation Obsessed

At Cox, we value human relationships, human ingenuity and expect new levels of innovation and entrepreneurial-driven change.  From our new ventures to our legacy businesses, we know great things never came from comfort zones. So we’re stepping up and stepping forward to solve the most pressing sustainability challenges of our time.

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Cox Cleantech in the News

Learn how Cox Cleantech is accelerating its mission to bolster sustainability through bigger, bolder innovation.

DSD Receives $250M Strategic Investment from Cox Enterprises

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Nov. 14, 2023 – DSD Renewables (DSD) has received a $250 million  strategic investment from Cox Enterprises, Inc. (Cox) to support DSD’s growth as it continues to realize its mission of accelerating renewable energy deployment. This investment is Cox’s largest renewable energy investment to date and demonstrates Cox’s commitment to building a more sustainable future. Cox… Continue reading DSD Receives $250M Strategic Investment from Cox Enterprises

Leaders from our Growing Portfolio

Leading a Wide Range of Green Businesses

Steve Platt
CEO, BrightFarms
Brenden Millstein
Co-Founder, Carbon Lighthouse
Dan Cosgrove
CEO, Grower's Edge
Bert Mucci
CEO, Mucci Farms
Jodie Morgan
CEO, Nexus

Our Portfolio Companies

Building a cleaner, brighter future for the next generation.


Building green businesses to create a sustainable future

Cox Cleantech is building a portfolio of groundbreaking businesses in areas such as clean energy technology and sustainable agriculture to safeguard the environment so future generations can thrive.

Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Cox Cleantech, has a rich history of building industry-leading businesses that are leaving the world a better place for the next generation. Since 2007, we have invested more than $1 billion in sustainable businesses and technologies. Through our company’s sustainability program, Cox Conserves, we are working to become waste neutral by 2024, and water and carbon neutral by 2034. [2]

Alex Taylor, Chairman, CEO (Cox Enterprises) with Cox Employees in Phoenix, AZ


Leadership Spotlight

Meet the team building the world’s most innovative and impactful ecosystem of
cleantech businesses to drive positive environmental change.

Steve Bradley
Head of Cox Cleantech
Josh McClung
Sustainable Food & Agriculture; Cleantech Operating System
Will Thorburn
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Solutions

Get In Touch

Ready to Get Started?

Cox Cleantech is actively seeking new investment opportunities to accelerate our mission of growing world-class businesses creating a healthier planet.

If you’re an entrepreneur in the cleantech space, you should know your options for investment. And we think Cox Cleantech has a great story and value proposition to share. Generally, we invest across stages – venture capital, growth equity, and buyouts – but welcome inquiries from other entrepreneurs who share our purpose to create positive environmental change.

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