• UK corporate pension funds improve on RI... slowly

    30 August 2011

    There are early signs of "a step change" in how corporate pension funds in the UK approach responsible investment, but progress does not reflect broader corporate awareness of sustainable business issues, according to a survey from UKSIF.

  • KGAL aims timber fund at insurance companies, pension funds

    25 August 2011

    KGAL is hoping to raise €250 million ($360 million) into its second sustainable forestry fund, and its first aimed at institutional investors.

  • Fuel cell firm raises $73.5m

    25 August 2011

    Stationary fuel cell maker ClearEdge Power has raised $73.5 million in a fifth round of funding, led by hedge fund Artis Capital Management.

  • Norges Bank sounds warning on water risk

    25 August 2011

    Water risk may affect the investment performance of the Norwegian government pension fund, its manager said yesterday as it bemoaned the lack of water-related information from investee companies.

  • Brazil forestry fund eyes $350m

    18 August 2011

    A Brazilian firm is launching a fund that aims to help meet the booming demand for timber while delivering high returns for institutional investors.

  • Smucker's climate risk vote is just the starter

    18 August 2011

    A shareholder resolution filed against JM Smucker could pave the way for other companies in the food and agricultural sector to disclose climate-related physical risks to their supply chains.

  • Corporate giants back WRI water project

    18 August 2011

    Goldman Sachs, Dow Chemical and Coca-Cola are among a consortium of large US companies backing a World Resources Institute (WRI) initiative to help companies manage their water requirements and reduce the risk to their business of drought and flooding.

  • Desalination investments seen averaging $2bn/yr

    16 August 2011

    Investment in seawater desalination is forecast to average $2 billion a year to 2015, with almost half of this expenditure going on components and materials, according to US market analysts The McIlvaine Company.

  • US clean-tech VC plummets 44% in Q2

    05 August 2011

    US venture capital (VC) investment in clean-tech companies dropped 44% in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, according to consultancy Ernst & Young (E&Y).

  • Biomass and CCS combo could suck up 10GT of carbon

    04 August 2011

    Using biomass for electricity or transport fuel then capturing and locking away the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions underground could take up to 10 billion tonnes (GT) of CO2 out of the atmosphere in 2050, according to a study by consultancy Ecofys and the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme.