Clean tech goes to Washington – but is it getting there fast enough?
The need for powerful advocacy has never been greater for renewable energy and clean technology companies. Still, these companies, whose growth can depend on Washington’s stamp of approval, often hesitate to add to their executive salary overhead by hiring a full-time government relations (GR) executive in Washington, D.C.
To gain a seat at the table, clean tech companies need to have a respected government affairs professional as part of their executive team. Those that don’t prepare now are setting themselves up for a crisis to manage down the road. Leadership teams should understand the drivers, benefits and where to look for this increasingly crucial leadership talent.