27 Sep '11, 7am

Hara Hires Former Enron CEO to Lead Energy Business

Hara Hires Former Enron CEO to Lead Energy Business

Hara , the darling of the sustainability software world, has raised $45 million and garnered accolades in the press. But funding rounds and column inches aren't enough to sustain a business, and the average deal size and volume for sustainability software hasn't grown as quickly as expected over the past few years. At the company's energy and sustainability event I attended last week, Hara made a number of announcements, including a new CEO, new software products and new service offerings. The changes reflect Hara's shift toward the faster-growing energy management market, away from regulatory-driven carbon and sustainability segments.I see this as a smart decision, reflecting good strategic planning on the part of an already strong player in the competitive sustainability software marketplace. Many other firms like C3 , Enablon, IHS, and SAP are also recognizing a shift i...

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