• Eurazeo targets €750m for Planetary Boundaries impact fund

    23 May 2024

    Eurazeo has launched an impact buyout fund investing in small-to-mid market European companies, with a target size of €750 million ($814 million).

  • ETF Partners to back 'green' digital sustainable businesses via €285m fund

    21 May 2024

    Environmental technology-focused venture capital impact investment firm ETF Partners has closed its fourth fund at €285 million ($310 million), exceeding its €250 million target.

  • Regnan eyes Japan, UK for impact investment opportunities

    17 May 2024

    A large number of attractively valued companies in Japan and the UK is prompting Regnan to increase exposure in its global equity impact strategy.

  • Circular businesses can outperform companies with 'improved' ESG practices

    13 May 2024

    The exit environment for impact investments has become increasingly attractive in recent months, according to Circularity Capital's Jamie Butterworth, although 'improving bad ESG practices' will not always bump up returns.

  • M&G invests €107m into public-private partnership impact fund

    10 May 2024

    M&G has invested €107 million ($115.3 million) into the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE), a public-private partnership (PPP) impact fund providing access to finance for underserved microfinance lenders and financial institutions in developing countries in southeastern and eastern Europe.

  • AXA IM engagements increasingly focus on climate change

    29 April 2024

    More than one-third of AXA Investment Managers' engagements focused on climate change last year, according to its latest stewardship report, driven by a higher frequency of discussions by portfolio managers and credit research analysts.

  • Impact taskforce drafts disclosure guidance for meeting SDGs

    22 April 2024

    The Impact Disclosure Taskforce has published draft disclosure guidance to help corporate and sovereign issuers measure and disclose their efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Sovereign green bonds should 'move on from railways' for impact

    18 April 2024

    Sovereign issuers have been urged by an investor to look beyond clean transport - in particular, railways - for their green bond allocations in order to improve impact, an Environmental Finance event heard.

  • 'Just transition' data a work in progress, development bank claims

    18 April 2024

    A development bank is working on metrics to measure and report on 'just transition', an Environmental Finance Sustainable Debt EMEA conference in London has heard.

  • Transition funds are no longer just about impact, says RGreen

    16 April 2024

    Rgreen Invest has launched its fourth energy transition fund, as its founder told Environmental Finance the theme has evolved beyond being "a nice-to-have", towards being an economic safe haven and hedge against inflation.