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As investment professionals, sustainability experts, startup advisors, professors and number geeks (founder bios here), we created g-bit to address our own challenges. Along with our team and network of 100+ subject matter experts, we want to solve these problems for you.

Below you can learn more about g-bit and estimate your time savings by using it:


A Content Discovery Platform To Make You The Expert

Using patent-pending processes, we aggregate and filter news and analysis from 150+ vetted sources on topics such as green building, clean energy, corporate social responsibility and green business innovation. See a sample personalized weekly email here.

A Searchable Database With Concise, Vetted Results

Our constantly updated database of data points, industry reports and quantitative tools draws from data sources you can trust. See a screenshot of the search page and sample search results here.

Trusted Trend Analysis

We help you manage information overload and turn data into action. As your research team in the cloud, we spell out new business opportunities and risks that deserve your attention. Read less, do more. Learn more about g-bit's analysis: Executive Briefing (sample) and Monthly Trends Report (sample).

A Personalized System For Saving + Sharing Your Market Research

Use customized tags to store and annotate the data most relevant to your projects, programs and portfolios. With the click of a button, access it whenever you want from wherever you are, all in one place. See screenshots of the g-bit Team Research tool.

An Objective Perspective with No Ads

Unlike some sources of market intelligence, g-bit does not take advertisements from any organizations.

Examples of How to Use g-bit

  1. Educate your team
  2. Generate quality social media
  3. Craft stronger marketing materials
  4. Get out of the echo chamber
  5. Build thought leadership
  6. Create better pitches
  7. Find precedents for what’s working (or not)
  8. Give more persuasive speeches
  9. Write solid business plans


Meet the Founders

Inspiration struck a few years ago at 2:30 am. Co-founder Dr. Christopher Wedding jumped out of bed and began transforming an idea into a back-of-the-envelope business plan and financial model.

That was the beginning of g-bit – the hope of solving a personal pain point and doing the same for thousands of other investment, business and environmental professionals who are fed up with the inefficient process of market research to support better strategic and investment decisions in sustainable business, clean energy and green building. We want to help you spend less time researching, and more time producing, creating value and making an impact.

Dr. Christopher Wedding - Co-founder and CEO

He is an investment professional, startup advisor, sustainability expert, professor, spreadsheet fanatic, outdoor enthusiast, husband and turbo-charged father of three. He has 17 years of experience in innovation, new venture due diligence, finance, academic research, real estate, environmental science, international work and teaching. Dr. Wedding also serves as the Director of R&D and Sustainability at Cherokee, an environmentally focused investment company with over $1 billion of assets under management; an Adjunct Assistant Professor with Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment; an Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC) Kenan-Flagler Business School; a faculty member with the Institute for Defense and Business, an executive education program for the Department of Defense...Read more

Christopher Guidry - Co-founder and CTO

He is an IT guru, database authority, sustainability aficionado, cycling buff and urban farming advocate. Mr. Guidry has spent 18 years translating complex business needs into sophisticated software solutions. As a VP at Bank of America, he has worked as both a Database and Software Lead Architect. Some of his past work includes the creation of a database to house over 25 million credit card transactions totaling nearly $5 billion to facilitate the detection of and reduction in fraud. He has also designed and supported a variety of applications utilized by over 50,000 bank associates...Read more

Advisory Board
Dr. Douglas Crawford-Brown
Director: Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research
University of Cambridge
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Director: Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research
University of Cambridge
Dr. Douglas Crawford-Brown is the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Land Economy, and Emeritus Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy at the University of North Carolina in the US. He has served on the committees of the Science Science Advisory Board of the US Environmental Protection Agency; the US Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change; on the American Water Works Association’s Technical Advisory Workgroup for Climate Change; on the European Commission’s Panel of Scientific Experts on Risk; the OFWAT Regulatory Futures Panel; and the HM Treasury Interdependent Infrastructure Expert Panel. He has advised governments and businesses on climate change, sustainability and environmental protection in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Thailand, Abu Dhabi, Mexico and France.
Joseph V. Green
Chief Financial Officer, The Preiss Company
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Chief Financial Officer, The Preiss Company
Joseph V. Green is the Chief Financial Officer of The Preiss Company and has 34 years of broad in-depth experience in real estate, finance and capital markets. Prior to joining the Company Joe served as, the Chief Executive Officer of Cherokee Renewables, LLC (an affiliate of Cherokee Investment Partners, LLC that manages over $1 billion of brownfield-related real estate assets); a Senior Advisor to the Noble Investment Group (a hospitality firm that owns and operates $1.2 billion of hotel assets across the United States); and, the CEO of KeyBridge Capital LLC (a company that was formed in conjunction with Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Company an Investment Banking firm headquartered in Washington, DC). Before KeyBridge, Joe served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Winston Hotels, Inc., a publicly traded (NYSE: WXH) hotel REIT that owned and developed hotel properties directly and through joint ventures, provided and acquired hotel loans, and provided hotel development and asset management services until July 2007 when Winston was acquired through a merger with Inland American. Joe began his tenure with Winston in 1993, when he led the team that took Winston public in 1994. Joe earned a BA at East Carolina University in 1972, a JD from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1976 and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University in 1978.
Dr. Dan Vermeer
Executive Director: Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE)
Professor: Fuqua Business School
Duke University
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Executive Director: Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE)
Professor: Fuqua Business School
Duke University
Dr. Dan Vermeer directs Duke University's Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE), an initiative to accelerate progress toward a sustainable energy system, economy, and society. Through education, research, and outreach, EDGE identifies the most promising pathways toward sustainability, works with firms to drive innovation across value chains, and seeds partnerships to facilitate these transformations. As a Professor of the Practice, Dr. Vermeer teaches graduate classes at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and Nicholas School of the Environment, directs research projects, and consults with leading companies and organizations including Bank of America, UN Global Compact, and the Sustainability Consortium. In addition to his Center responsibilities, Vermeer is a lead partner in Duke's Corporate Sustainability Initiative and is a widely-recognized speaker to executive and public audiences. He joined Duke from The Coca-Cola Company, where he led an enterprise initiative to protect water resources globally. Dr. Vermeer plays a leading public role in advocating for business sustainability through speaking, research, and institution-building. He is the founder of the Global Water Challenge, co-author of the CEO Water Mandate, and lead contributor to several policy documents issued through the World Economic Forum, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the United Nations Foundation. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Virginia and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Dr. Ted Zoller
Director: Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Associate Professor: Strategy and Entrepreneurship
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Director: Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Associate Professor: Strategy and Entrepreneurship
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School
Dr. Ted Zoller is director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a Senior Advisor to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, and serves as a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, engaged in core strategies of the Foundation in the area of entrepreneurship. An active practicing entrepreneur, Professor Zoller has taught entrepreneurship courses in the MBA, BSBA and MBA for Executives programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler since 1999, oversees the Center's teaching and outreach programs, and is the primary liaison for the business school to UNC’s university-wide Innovate@Carolina initiative and to partners in the Research Triangle Park entrepreneurial community. Professor Zoller teaches new ventures, business model and enterprise development, and global venturing courses, focusing primarily on high-growth enterprises. He is the founding instructor of "Launching the Venture," an enterprise-creation program that has significantly increased the number of companies to spin off from UNC-Chapel Hill since its inception. His research focuses on entrepreneurial firm performance and social networking implications of entrepreneurial and venture dealmaking networks, and collaborates actively with the Blackstone Foundation to implement these networks nationally. He is founder of CommonWeal Ventures, a global venture advisory firm, a small business owner, and serves on the boards of numerous entrepreneurial ventures, including the Executive Committee of the Council of Entrepreneurial Development and the boards of Idea Fund Partners, Southeast TechInventures, and Rex Health Ventures. He holds a PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill, master’s degrees from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and the University of Virginia focusing on entrepreneurship and economic development, and a dual bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary.
Collaborating Organizations


The U.S. Green Building Council is the world's largest green building trade association, with over 12,000 member organizations, and creator of the LEED certification standard, which is used to certify 1.7 million square feet of green buildings per day. Website


The American Institute of Architects (AIA), with 83,000 members, has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners since 1857. g-bit is one of 13 businesses nationally in its AIA Advantage Program. Website


Real estate private equity fund manager focused on brownfield redevelopment and sustainability with over $1 billion of assets under management and investments across the country. Website


A leading real estate investment services company focused on affordable housing and community development that provides national leadership in green affordable housing and invests $1 billion in communities annually. Website


The Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University promotes the development of the theory and practice of responsible investment through research, dialogue and action. Website


Created by Brad Pitt, MIR aims to build safe, sustainable and affordable homes for working families in the lower ninth ward of New Orleans while catalyzing a change in the building industry in New Orleans and beyond. Website


61-year old, award-winning design firm of architects, planners, designers and scientists which have served as green building thought leaders decades before LEED was conceived. Website


An interdisciplinary research and policy center focused on the interactions between energy, environmental and economic systems as related to climate change and the mitigation of its negative impacts. Website


The NC Sustainable Energy Association drives public policy and market development to create clean energy jobs, business opportunities and affordable energy to benefit North Carolina, a national leader in the clean energy economy. g-bit is one of 10 NCSEA Affinity Program partners. Website


Testimonials

"g-bit exceeded our expectations. Their team of experts distilled scientific reports and market data to provide us the deep research and applied insights we needed to make the case for an important design and budget decision."

- Bill McDonough, Chief Executive, McDonough Innovation

"Today one of the challenges is making sense of the enormous amount of information available on the topic of sustainability. The g-bit tools help me focus on what matters to my business and the new developments in sustainable telecommunications."

- John Gallagher, P.E., Senior Vice President, Eco-Site

"I can tell already that g-bit is going to be a very valuable resource tool. It is easy to navigate, intuitive, and fast, with extremely relevant content to help expedite research and due diligence."

- Dr. Ron DeFelice, VP of Corporate Development, Semprius

"We use g-bit as a daily exercise to help expand our knowledge and business reach. g-bit is an incredible tool that allows us to quickly and accurately research green trends and markets, using hard data to secure our position. As we grow, we’ll continue to integrate g-bit research into every opportunity we pursue.”

- Pierre Moses, Director, Make It Right Solar

"As an Executive Education professional I have been waiting for a website like this for a decade. Because so many of my clients are incorporating sustainability and green initiatives into their business strategies, g-bit is a terrific tool for me. It saves precious time and makes me more informed. That’s a powerful combination which results in a real competitive advantage. That’s critical to my success."

- John Sullivan, Executive Education Subject Matter Expert

"Business leaders need a way to keep up with the latest trends in environmental sustainability and make better data-based strategic decisions in this arena. I'm excited to see that g-bit can help these managers and executives do well by doing good."

- Britta Durtsche, Senior Manager, Net Impact

"Even as a knowledgeable green energy investor, I am often overwhelmed by the available information and find it very time consuming to research and vet all of the data. g-bit gives you a consistent and reliable starting point to begin any project, saving you time, money and hopefully your environment!"

-Edward May, Renewable Energy Investor

"g-bit is incredibly easy to use and narrows your technical search with lightening speed. It's been great in scouring current research related to manufacturing our sustainable footwear."

- Aly Khalifa, Founder, Lyf Shoes

"As a one of a kind resource, g-bit hits the mark and serves as a timely, relevant and comprehensive source of information on the rapidly evolving fields of green business and sustainability. Higher education sustainability professionals in particular will find it to be an invaluable source of information."

- Niles Barnes, Senior Programs Coordinator, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


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