Impact investors turn to water stocks, says KBI
Water is becoming "an almost intuitive" impact allocation for a growing number of investors, according to KBI Global Investors (KBIGI).
Investors start to weigh water risks
Investor interest in corporate water risk is increasing fast. A range of tools and services are being developed to help companies respond. Graham Cooper reports
Shareholder engagement spurs AB InBev to commit to 100% renewables
Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev, the world's largest brewer, has signed up to the RE100 initiative, following extensive shareholder engagement.
Water potential is in Africa rather than China
Africa, rather than China, is where growth potential in water lies, according to a manager of one of the leading water funds.
Best performing funds of 2016: KBI Institutional Water Fund A (€)
A strong performance in 2016 is likely to be followed by "another good year" for KBI's Institutional Water Fund A (€), senior portfolio manager Matt Sheldon tells Graham Cooper
Israeli wave energy firm agrees $325m project in Guinea-Bissau
A 500MW wave energy project has been agreed in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, costing $325 million.
Funds tilt towards energy efficiency
Concerns over energy security and regulatory pressures are driving leading environmental funds to increase their exposure to companies offering energy efficient products and services. Graham Cooper reports
Calvert's water fund outperformed many of its peers as it reduced its exposure to emerging markets. Sophie Robinson-Tillett interviews its manager Matt Sheldon