FINN Partners’ Israel office launches an environmental innovation group as an extension of the agency’s global “Purpose and Social Impact” practice. Nicole Grubner, partner at FINN Partners, will lead the group. Grubner, who has a decade of experience working with Israeli clients, will spearhead strategic communications programs for Israeli companies making an impact within the environmental innovation sphere. According to Start-Up Nation Central, there are more than 850 Israeli companies in the environmental space, developing solutions for clean energy, food and agricultural systems, industry, mobility, nature and carbon, water, and construction. "FINN's Israel team stands alone in that it can draw upon expertise from across the worldwide FINN network to elevate Israel's burgeoning environmental innovation sector through communications campaigns with global reach and impact," said Goel Jasper, managing partner, FINN Israel, and global digital health innovation group lead.
Channel V Media launches a specialty practice for companies in the climate technology space. The new climate technology division will offer clients specialized PR programs to raise awareness of their climate solutions and innovations, help shape public opinion and policy on climate change and drive inbound customer leads. The agency has already created strategic PR programs for such climate tech businesses as air quality data company BreezoMeter (acquired by Google) which it introduced into the U.S. market in 2021. As part of the launch, Channel V Media has added weather intelligence company Meteomatics to its client roster. “As climate change becomes an increasing concern for the general public, we’ll see the climate tech market continue to grow—making it even more challenging for these companies to communicate their differentiators and properly distinguish themselves from others in the space,” said Channel V Media EVP Kieran Powell.
Tunheim receives the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by a Woman-Owned Small Business Contractor. The award recognizes Tunheim’s contributions as a woman-owned business to the EPA’s Small Business Program, and its commitment to protecting the environment and promoting sustainability. Tunheim has worked with the EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office to engage communities around Minnesota’s Lake Superior. GLNPO coordinates U.S. efforts to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem, which includes Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. “We are incredibly proud of our contributions put forth to bring about the restoration of our beloved Lake Superior,” Kathy Tunheim, CEO and principal of Tunheim, said.