Mountain plans second German clean-tech fund
Mountain Cleantech, a Switzerland-based investment group, plans to launch its second fund targeting the clean technology (clean-tech) sector in German-speaking countries.
Walkers chips away at water footprint of crisps
PepsiCo UK & Ireland, the company behind Walkers Crisps, has undertaken a project to identify practical actions to reduce water usage by potato growers, the firm said in its annual environmental sustainability report published last month.
PWC, investors to study water, climate effects on munis
A study is under way to examine how water shortages and climate change could affect the value of US municipal bonds.
Robeco raising third clean-tech fund; Impax clears £100m for Asia environment fund; Leadenhall launches $100m cat risk funds; EIB seeks managers for sustainable energy fund; US non-profits launch energy efficiency fund
Climate Change Capital pulls out of listed equities
Investment manager Climate Change Capital (CCC) is pulling out of listed equities, after its loss-making unit failed to perform as well as expected.
AIG Investments culls sustainability team
AIG Investments is shedding its sustainable investment division, following its acquisition by Pacific Century Group, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm.
Soros to invest $1bn in clean-tech
Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros has said he will invest $1 billion in clean technology, in a bid to tackle climate change.
Robeco raising third clean-tech fund
Dutch investment manager Robeco is raising capital into its third clean-tech private equity fund-of-funds, according to its global head of private equity.
FRR calculates climate risk to asset classes
Long-term investors should consider shifting out of equities and into bonds, unless they believe ambitious efforts to tackle climate change are likely, a working paper by French pension fund Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites (FRR) suggests.
Corrected: Industry questions Commission's CCS shortlist
The European Commission has proposed a list of six carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects to receive a total of €1.05 billion ($1.6 billion) in funding, but industry representatives are concerned about the lack of transparency involved in the selection procedure.