Sappin Global Strategies (SGS) is building the next generation of global innovators. SGS partners with high growth companies in energy, technology, and healthcare, concentrating on enterprises that can scale to markets worldwide.

Based in New York and led by CEO Ed Sappin, we deliver tangible value for our partners. We believe that innovation is 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.

We form tailored teams for each of our initiatives, drawing on a deep bench of recognized leaders with high-level experience in venture capital and private equity, dynamic growth stage companies, Fortune 50 corporations, and governments and DFIs. We operate in global markets and have sat on multiple sides of the table as investors, advisors and executives, enabling us quickly to understand the pertinent drivers in helping our partners succeed.

We always welcome the opportunity to speak with smart, savvy companies, so please feel free to contact 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.





Global Innovation

We live in an age of continual innovation. There are game-changing advancements occurring in areas as diverse as social media, healthcare, agriculture, and heavy industry. SGS works with select companies that are creating new business models that can scale to global markets.


China’s soft and hard power is growing and that creates risk 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. This new generation of Chinese entrepreneurs and state owned companies are expanding to international markets and offer opportunities for inbound and outbound partnerships and investment.

Emerging Markets

Emerging markets fall in and out of favor but a strong and growing middle class and leapfrogging through innovative business models is now a constant. 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 are often transferable to the US and other industrialized markets.



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 (SGS), a New York firm building the next generation of global innovators. Ed is a finance and strategy leader with senior level experience in private equity, Fortune 50 corporations, startups, and banking. He has had key roles in over 60 investments, projects and transactions in the US, Asia and global markets, representing over $8 billion in capital. Ed is a frequent media contributor who has been featured by the Washington Post, Wired, CNBC, and Roll Call.

SGS partners with high growth companies in energy, technology, and healthcare, concentrating on enterprises that can scale to markets worldwide.

Prior to SGS, Ed was Director, Project Development for the alternative energy division of BP. He led teams in the US and Asia Pacific on over $2 billion of solar power projects. He previously worked closely with the founders and ran the investment team at New Asia Partners, a middle market private equity group based in Shanghai. Before this, he was a senior strategist at Intel. Ed has also worked in New York and London in alternative investments and banking at firms including JP Morgan, Durlacher and Credit Agricole.

Ed holds 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 earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Franklin, Wharton and Fine Scholar.

Ed believes strongly in community and philanthropy and is active in the Aspen Institute, Asia Society and the Wharton and SAIS alumni networks. He lives in New York with his wife and children.

Twitter: @esappin