New Structure Formalizes Uplight’s Mission to Accelerate the Clean Energy Ecosystem
BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Uplight, the leader in connected customer energy experiences, has announced their certification as a Certified B Corporation (B Corp) by B Lab, the official B Corp governing body and certifying entity. Uplight’s company mission is to enable energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem, as well as create a more sustainable future. Now that the company has completed the rigorous B Corp certification process of both social and economic performance, which includes committing to local purchasing standards, reducing carbon emissions, fair labor, and more, the company’s commitment to achieving this mission is strengthened. Uplight joins more than 3,000 other B Corps around the world.
“We are excited to have Uplight, now one of the largest B Corp software companies, pledge to meet the highest environmental and social standards, while also making it easy for utilities to motivate their customers into taking the important energy saving actions that are now so urgently needed,” said Andy Fyfe, Senior Manager, Business Development at B Lab. “Uplight is proving that companies really can use business as a force for good.”
In July of 2019, Uplight was formed by combining industry leaders EEMe, EnergySavvy, Ecotagious, FirstFuel, Tendril, and Simple Energy (which was also a B Corp prior to the merger), to offer energy providers the most complete suite of connected customer energy experience solutions. Through these efforts the company has set the ambitious goal of reducing CO2 emissions by more than 100 million metric tons and saving consumers more than $10 billion on their energy bills in the next 5 years. This is the equivalent to removing more than 21 million cars from the road for a year.
“The impacts of the climate emergency are being felt by people around the globe and we believe that business can be an incredibly effective tool to combat it,” said Yoav Lurie, Uplight’s President and COO. “Every step we can take to accelerate the clean energy transition in scale and speed is imperative, and becoming a B Corp is critical to us meeting this challenge. Lots of companies talk about sustainability, but as a B Corp we are held accountable for meeting these critical social and environmental objectives.”
Adrian Tuck, CEO of Uplight, continued, “Being certified as a B Corp is an indication of our commitment to our employees, our customers, our communities, and the planet. We’re proud to be a part of this new approach to capitalism, where we can both accelerate the clean energy ecosystem while also generating growth for shareholders.”
Born from the merger of Tendril and Simple Energy, and the acquisitions of FirstFuel, Ecotagious, EEme and EnergySavvy, Uplight is the leading provider of connected customer energy experience solutions for residential and commercial utility customers. Uplight provides software and services to more than 85 of North America’s leading electric and gas utilities serving 110 million homes and businesses, with the mission of motivating and enabling energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Today, Uplight provides the market leading solutions in Demand Side Management, Energy Analytics, Utility Marketplaces, Utility Personalization, and Home Energy Management. Together, these solutions form a unified suite of connected energy experience solutions that’s powered by a common personalization architecture, is proven at enterprise scale, and yet nimble enough to deliver innovative solutions quickly. Utility leaders at all levels rely on Uplight and its customer-focused digital energy experiences to improve customer satisfaction, deliver energy and capacity outcomes, reduce service costs, increase revenue, and reduce carbon emissions.
About B Lab
B Lab is a nonprofit that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good™. Their initiatives include B Corp Certification, administration of the B Impact Management programs, and advocacy for governance structures like the benefit corporation. B Lab’s vision is of an inclusive and sustainable economy that creates a shared prosperity for all.