Powering Innovation Through Clean Technology

Cox Enterprises has a rich history of building industry-leading businesses that are leaving the world a better place for the next generation. To further this legacy, Cox Cleantech is investing in and acquiring clean, resource-efficient businesses that reduce waste and provide renewable energy for the rapidly growing global population.

We are partnering with like-minded businesses pioneering new technology and innovative solutions to build a sustainable world.

“Cleantech is about taking the problems facing the world and transforming them into opportunity. You can run a business that gives employees a better life, makes a return on investment and has a positive impact on the environment and on society. That’s the vision we have for Cleantech.”  

– Cox Enterprises Chairman and CEO Alex Taylor

Partnering for Success

We are a familyowned company with a 125year history of reinvention driving us forward. We know that building new markets, new technology and new behavior takes innovation, partnership and hard work. We’re focused on partnering with founders, executive teams and private equity firms at any stage of growth to scale technology that will significantly reduce carbon and waste. We support our partners with operational expertise to build stability, create new infrastructure and help today’s businesses reach ambitious sustainability goals. 


Renewable Energy

The production and use of energy contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants. The energy system requires a new future – one that is clean and efficient. We are investing in alternate energy, deploying and operating solutions that make solar power, energy storage and EV charging infrastructure more accessible to commercial, industrial and municipal partners. We are investing in businesses that are pioneering clean energy solutions, including:

  • DSD Renewables: A renewable energy platform that leverages expertise and proprietary technology to help partners and customers accelerate renewable energy and net-zero goals.

Circular Economy

With many plastics bound for landfills, only a small amount of the world’s plastic is currently being recycled. Cox is committed to building a circular economy to improve how we use and reuse plastic. We are reducing the need to source fossil fuels for plastic manufacturing and diverting it from landfills. We invest in businesses building a circular economy, including:

  • Nexus Circular: An advanced recycling company at the center of the plastics circular economy. Nexus accelerates circularity so people and the environment thrive.

Leadership Spotlight

Head of Cleantech
Senior Associate
Head of Cleantech

Will is Head of Cleantech Strategy and Investments at Cox Enterprises, a private, family-owned company based in Atlanta, Georgia, with $21 billion in annual revenues and more than 55,000 employees. In his role, he identifies and executes investments, strategic partnerships and new business opportunities for Cox in the cleantech industry.

Prior to joining Cox in 2011, he was a member of the mergers and acquisitions team at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Will is a Board Director for Nexus Circular and DSD Renewables and is a member of the University of Georgia’s Visitor’s Board.


Alex leads clean energy investments for Cox Cleantech, helping to build new platforms that accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and decarbonize the built environment. Prior to joining Cox in 2020, he held various roles spanning technology development, services, and product strategy at GE Power.

Senior Associate

Taylor leads the investment efforts in climate intelligence and environmental software for Cox Cleantech. His primary goal is to invest in best-in-class technology companies that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.  Prior to joining Cox, he worked in the technology M&A advisory practice at Citizens Bank and principal investing at Heritage Growth Partners.


At Cox Cleantech, Katherine is constantly evaluating new investment opportunities and advises our portfolio companies on growth strategies and financial forecasting. She specializes in the circularity and renewable energy spaces but follows her curiosity daily to learn about other new and established markets. She is a 2022 Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) fellow and has a background in utility decarbonization strategy and energy asset valuation from her time at Charles River Associates.


For general inquiries please contact: Cox.Cleantech@coxinc.com