Ambienta exceeds €300m target for second environmental fund
Ambienta, an Italian private equity firm, has closed its second environmental technology fund, having raised €323.5 million ($405 million).
Reckoning with water risk
An initiative from the PRI aims to promote investor engagement with companies about the water risk in their supply chains. Peter Cripps reports
RobecoSAM launches three new funds with ESG criteria
RobecoSAM's latest sustainability fund has narrowly outperformed its benchmark since its launch earlier this year, and two more investment vehicles have been launched with an environmental, social and govermance (ESG) mandate.
Bank of America, GE, Schlumberger dropped from Dow Jones sustainability index
General Electric, Bank of America Corp and Schlumberger have all been dropped from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) this year, following an annual review of constituents carried out by sustainable investment specialist RobecoSAM.
$400m partnership formed to make 'green' investment in Asia
Three major players in the sustainability and energy space have formed a partnership to encourage private equity investment in Asia.
NWB becomes the first company to launch 'annual green bond'
Dutch municipal bank Nederlandse Waterschapsbank (NWB) is set to follow up its inaugural €500 million ($680 million) green bond issue with an annual green bond issues.
Emerald Technology Ventures chosen to run SFr200m Swiss Technology Fund
Emerald Technology Ventures, a cleantech venture capital company based in Zurich, has been appointed by the Swiss government to run a fund that will support Swiss companies developing technologies that deliver clean energy or conserve natural resources.
Robeco's former head of responsible investing joins rival
The investment management arm of sustainable banking group Triodos has hired rival Robeco's former head of responsible investing for a similar role.
BoA, UBS in, but HSBC out of sustainability index
Bank of America, UBS and United Parcel Service are the largest of 39 companies admitted to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), following an annual review of constituents carried out by sustainable investment specialist RobecoSAM.
Japanese firm completes €1.9bn purchase of European asset manager
A leading European asset manager with a strong reputation for sustainable investing has been bought by a Japanese financial services group.