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  • Norwegian pension fund more than triples investment in green assets

    22 March 2011

    Norway's Government Pension Fund Global has more than tripled its green-themed assets under management to NOK25.7 billion ($4.6 billion) in one year.

  • Juno Mother Earth hedge fund founders sued by SEC

    17 March 2011

    Two founders of a clean energy hedge fund are being sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly defrauding clients and "failing to comply with fiduciary obligations".

  • Water a more immediate risk to companies than carbon - analysts

    17 March 2011

    Water risks present more of an immediate challenge to global corporations than carbon, but awareness about water issues among investors and companies is lower, experts said.

  • FTSE4Good expands to Korea, Israel, sacks seven firms

    17 March 2011

    Seven companies – including Oracle and Home Depot – have been removed from the FTSE4Good index series in its latest semi-annual review, which also sees the series expand to include Israeli and South Korean companies.

  • Algae biofuels company targets $100m IPO

    17 March 2011

    A Californian biofuels company that makes oil from algae hopes to raise $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO).

  • China, India key to Impax water investment strategy

    11 March 2011

    Impax Asset Management is focusing its water investment strategy on emerging markets, particularly Chinese and Indian companies, and is betting on companies on the 'fringe' of water technology who are making their first forays into the sector.

  • Connecticut mulls subsidies for clean energy

    10 March 2011

    Connecticut will seriously consider feed-in tariffs as a mechanism for propelling clean energy investments in the state, according to the incoming head of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).

  • Siemens, Carbon Trust offer £550m green loans to UK business

    10 March 2011

    UK businesses can from April apply for funding to install low-carbon equipment from a £550 million ($891 million) pot set up by Siemens Financial Services and government advisory body the Carbon Trust.

  • Clean-tech investment mogul Tchenguiz arrested in fraud probe

    10 March 2011

    Vincent Tchenguiz, head of clean-technology investor the Consensus Business Group, has been arrested in the UK as part of a probe in the collapse of Icelandic bank Kaupthing.

  • Ex-Citi SRI analyst launches SRI portal

    09 March 2011

    Mike Tyrrell, the former head of socially responsible investment (SRI) equity research at Citi, has set up an online portal designed to "bring about a fundamental shift in the way SRI research is conducted and marketed".