Uplight Named to Fast Company’s Fourth Annual List of the 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators
Recognized for Pioneering and Scalable Approach to the Clean Energy Transformation
BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Uplight, the technology partner of energy providers transitioning to the clean energy ecosystem, today announced it has been named to Fast Company’s fourth annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, which honors organizations and businesses that demonstrate a steadfast commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels. Uplight earned a spot on the list for its creative, pioneering, and scalable approach to powering the energy transition and helping energy providers decarbonize.
A certified B Corporation, Uplight brings together energy providers and their customers to build the path for clean energy ecosystems. By empowering energy providers to achieve critical outcomes through data-driven customer experiences, delivering control at the grid edge, creating new revenue streams, and optimizing existing load and assets, Uplight shares a mission with its clients to make energy more sustainable for every community.
“To solve for the existential threat that is climate change, constant innovation is paramount. The innovators on our team at Uplight are dedicated to motivating and enabling energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem to meet their critical decarbonization goals,” said Justin Segall, Chief Strategy Officer at Uplight. “We’re proud to be named to this list, and will continue to work with our utility partners to drive the change the energy industry needs.”
Added Michelle Anastasi, Chief People Officer at Uplight, “At Uplight, our culture, purpose, and team are all aligned around our goal to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem, and that’s a mission that’s strengthened by our commitment as a Certified B-Corp. Our pledge to meet the highest environmental and social standards has helped us attract and retain top, innovative talent in both the clean energy and broader technology sectors, and this recognition is validation of our efforts.”
In the past year, Uplight’s culture of creativity and ingenuity led to the launch of several products, including Plus, an award-winning subscription energy solution. It enables utilities to provide fixed, monthly bills to their customers, while also making it easy for customers to enroll in other beneficial energy and billing programs, such as demand response (DR), green energy, and autopay. Uplight is the first utility technology partner in the world to deliver a subscription-based digital customer experience.
With an emphasis on facilitating an environment where employees can collaborate, in 2021, Uplight moved into a new headquarters designed with Uplight’s focus on sustainability as a B Corporation. The office has a net-zero carbon footprint, including rooftop and innovative wall-mounted solar panels, is located close to Boulder’s transit center, and offers free bikes for company use. Uplight’s in-house design team used reclaimed or recycled materials as much as possible throughout the process.
Another way Uplight attracts and retains top talent is through its Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). These affinity groups formed around common identities, shared bonds, or similar backgrounds and try to create stronger platforms for traditionally underrepresented communities. Uplight ERGs include Military Connection, Moms of Uplight, NEURODiversity, Parents of Uplight, PRISM Alliance: LGBTQ (+) Affinity & Allies, Organized Marginalized Genders, and Women in Tech.
“This year’s list of the Best Workplaces for Innovators recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a deep commitment to cultivating creativity across the board,” says Brendan Vaughan, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “In the face of powerful headwinds, these leaders and teams continue to spur innovation.”
Developed in collaboration with Accenture, the 2022 Best Workplaces for Innovators ranks 100 winners from a variety of industries, including computer science, biotech, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, education, financial services, cybersecurity, engineering, diversity, sustainability, B2B, and consumer products and services. Fast Company editors and Accenture researchers worked together to score nearly 1,500 applications, and a panel of eight eminent judges reviewed and endorsed the top 100 companies. The 2022 awards feature workplaces from around the world.
To see the complete list, go to: https://www.fastcompany.com/best-workplaces-for-innovators/list. Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators issue (September 2022) is available online now, and the print issue will be on newsstands beginning August 16, 2022.
Uplight is the technology partner for energy providers and the clean energy ecosystem. Uplight’s software solutions connect energy customers to the decarbonization goals of power providers while helping customers save energy and lower costs, creating a more sustainable future for all. Using the industry’s only comprehensive customer-centric technology suite and critical energy expertise across disciplines, Uplight is streamlining the complex transition to the clean energy ecosystem for more than 80 electric and gas utilities around the world. By empowering energy providers to achieve critical outcomes through data-driven customer experiences, delivering control at the grid edge, creating new revenue streams and optimizing existing load and assets, Uplight shares a mission with its clients to make energy more sustainable for every community. Uplight is a certified B Corporation. To learn more, visit us at www.uplight.com, find us on Twitter @Uplight or on LinkedIn at Linkedin.com/company/uplightenergy.
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