Integrated Solutions Group (ISG) commits to create the Rebuild America Network (RAN), an innovative information technology platform that uses Internet, mobile applications, and social media applications to facilitate and drive capital investment into green technologies and new infrastructure.
RAN is a web portal and central network. It will feature data on green technologies and infrastructure market opportunities in states and locales across the country, with the goal of attracting capital and investment interests and spurring projects. A project could include a local government's new water or waste energy facility or an entrepreneurial rooftop solar program for inner city dwellings. Innovative mobile applications will be deployed to allow consumers to access the data at all times, including where developments are taking place and job opportunities and use their consumer power to promote sustainable investments. ISG is unaware of any comparable program.
The stakeholders for this program would include: 1.) State and Local Governments: State and local governments, which are in need of resources, will supply data on their alternative energy and infrastructure opportunities. A dashboard will be created to compare how developments are taking place. 2.) Higher Educational Entrepreneurial Program: College professors and students will be encouraged to seek market and project potentials and to use the network to attract capital and public interest in these opportunities: The site will promote community colleges as a great option for job training centers. Today's youth are tasked with creating new market opportunities and sustainable energy and digital technologies offer grand opportunities. ISG has engaged historically black colleges and universities. 3.) Businesses: Businesses and entrepreneurs countrywide will be invited to join to pursue the posted market opportunities. And use the site as an efficient data source. 4.) NGOs: NGOs will be encouraged to join and to use the site to help promote the economic benefits of sustainable energy and how it coincides with the public's interest in job creation and groups' environmental aims.
9/1/13 - 12/31/13
In addition to having committed its own funds, ISG will pursue national foundations and venture funds and others as funding partners for the initiative.
ISG will create and launch the website. The site will include proprietary technology to drive major traffic to the site and to carry an extensive online marketing and social media campaign via the initiative.
1/1/14 - 5/30/14
ISG will secure the participation of stakeholders from each of the targeted stakeholder groups to join the network and to help promote project developments and implementation of targeted project areas.
6/1/14 - 9/30/14
ISG will have established partnerships and stakeholder involvement from at least 25 states and identify and facilitate at least 7 piloted projects.
Integrated Solutions Group (ISG) is confronting the need for alternative private market strategies to federal policies to foster and scale investments in clean energy and new infrastructure in the U.S. ISG is prepared to launch an innovative IT solution to meet the challenge of Climate Change.
At present, the U.S. is not on course to meet this goal. Comprehensive Federal legislation (Cap & Trade, Carbon Tax, new Infrastructure Spending, etc.) was intended to serve this role - incentivizing the private sector into robust action. However, passage of such legislation has not occurred and appears unlikely in the near future, especially to the degree needed to spur the level of market developments necessary. Additionally, polls show declining public concern about Climate Change in America as the public focuses on jobs and economic well-being. Moreover, market reports demonstrate that venture capitalists and other private investors are losing interest in green technologies, due in large part to the lack of comprehensive Federal legislation or national incentives to drive market demand. America, and the globe, cannot effectively tackle Climate Change without the scale-up of cleaner energy technologies and huge new investments in infrastructure. Accordingly, alternative strategies that incentivize private sector action are vitally needed.
ISG is uniquely equipped to carry out this mission. ISG is a Washington, D.C.-based multifaceted business development and national advocacy firm. Through its business arm, it is engaged in the IT and alternative energy sectors. With respect to IT, ISG is working with leading web and mobile technology firms, including a former Apple Executive, to launch a number of innovative IT-based commercial enterprises, including using IT to promote sustainable energy and entrepreneurship nationally and globally. On the sustainable energy side, ISG has been engaged in wind, solar and biomass project developments in the U.S.
ISG brings to the table considerable advocacy and policy experience. ISG has been a leading national advocate for sustainable energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency and natural gas. ISG helped found and led the first national legislative alliance of the renewable energy industries (RES Alliance for Jobs) for the purpose of advancing more robust market incentive policies. ISG Principal John O'Hanlon founded one of the top lobbying firms in Washington that represented a host of Fortune 500 companies, including leading private investment, infrastructure and energy firms. He later sold the company to a top Public Relations firm. ISG Principal Moses Boyd served as Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, overseeing a number of key national energy and digital communications policies, including Federal Fuel Economy Standards, Natural Disaster, Infrastructure and Mitigation legislation and Internet Privacy.
Key partnerships sought include; 1) foundations and businesses to help provide the seed capital to jumpstart the project; 2) Leading global law firm on energy and infrastructure to provide expertise and development resources; 3) Leading market research and consulting firm; 4) National think tanks, progressive and conservative, to help develop the messaging and outreach and launch; and 5) Investment firms to help provide capital support and investment information. ISG also plans to establish partnerships with national alternative energy advocacy groups and non-profits. ISG will conduct specific outreach to minority and women businesses and organizations and educational institutions.
Financial and professional management services and development, recruitment and implementation.