Sappin Global Strategies is a strategy and investment firm dedicated to the energy and innovation economies. Our energy practice focuses on renewable power, energy security and green business. Our innovation practice focuses on disruptive innovation, China and emerging markets.

Based in New York and led by CEO Ed Sappin, we deliver tangible value for our partners, whether we are investors, advisors or both. We believe that energy and innovation are at the core of sustained economic and social growth and that meaningful progress in the public and private sectors should take into account the global picture.

Our team includes recognized thought leaders with high-level experience ranging from private equity and other financial services, to Fortune 50 corporations, to growth stage enterprises, to government and DFIs. We have worked in most regions around the world and have sat on multiple sides of the table as investors, advisors and executives, enabling us quickly to understand the pertinent issues in our projects. We always welcome the opportunity to make new contacts and business partners, so please feel free to contact us or meet with us when you are in New York.





Renewable Energy

SGS provides deep expertise in the development, financing and operation of renewable energy projects. We have sponsored and worked on more than 500 megawatts of solar, wind and biomass projects in industrialized and emerging markets.

Energy Security

SGS believes that energy is a critical component for national security and that energy issues do not have to be a zero sum game between countries and regions.

Green Business

Green business is critical for the sustainable development of our planet. SGS focuses on working with scalable, innovative companies active in internet of things, smartgrid, energy efficiency, water, agriculture, and bioenergy.





Disruptive Innovation

We live in an age of continual innovation. There are game0changing advancements occurring in areas as diverse as social media, healthcare, agriculture, and heavy industry. SGS selectively works with companies that are creating new and exciting businesses that can grow into global markets.


China’s power is growing and that creates change and opportunity. The Middle Kingdom’s rapid expansion since the Mao era is laying the foundation for its companies to become important participants at the regional and global level and begin to innovative. The new concepts are primarily in the domestic markets today, but are increasingly reaching the worldwide stage.

Emerging Markets

Innovation in emerging markets is happening at a rapid pace. Whether because of resource constraints, lack of existing infrastructure or different approaches to problem solving, entrepreneurs and researchers in emerging and frontier markets are creating innovative products and business models that can leapfrog and exceed those in the industrialized world.



Sappin Global Strategies brings together a group of global leaders on each one of its initiatives. Drawing from a deep bench of experts in finance, industry, government, think tanks, academia, and non-profits, we create exceptional partnerships for exceptional companies and projects.


IMG_9729-Edit SmallEdward J. Sappin

Chief Executive Officer

Edward J Sappin is the CEO of Sappin Global Strategies, a New York firm providing strategy and investment for the energy and innovation economies. Ed is a finance, strategy and business development leader with senior level experience across private equity, Fortune 50 corporations, banking, and early-stage companies. He has had key roles in more than 50 investments, projects and transactions in the US and global markets representing over $3 billion. Ed is a frequent media contributor and has been featured by publications including the Washington Post, Wired, CNBC, and Roll Call.

Sappin Global Strategies invests in and advises companies and projects in renewable and traditional energy and in green business. Directly and through partner The Willowbrook Company, it has a pipeline of over $400 million of renewable power projects focused on strong financial returns and social impact. SGS also works with innovation-focused industries including internet/social media, financial services, and healthcare, with an emphasis on cross-border business.

Previously, Ed was Director, Project Development for BP Solar, leading teams in the US and the Asia Pacific on over $2 billion of power projects. Prior to joining BP, Ed was based in China. He originated private equity investments and ran the investment team for New Asia Partners, a middle market investor. Ed was previously a senior strategist at Intel. He was based in New York and London earlier in his career, working in alternative investments and banking.

Ed earned a Master of Arts from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Boren and Bradley Fellow. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Franklin, Wharton and Fine Scholar.

Twitter: @esappin