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  • Platina closes renewables fund at €209m

    01 April 2010

    Private equity fund manager Platina Partners has closed its European renewable energy fund at €209 million ($282 million), winning investment from banks, funds of funds and pension funds.

  • Experts warn over green index inflation

    01 April 2010

    Green rankings and indexes measuring sustainability efforts can be useful, sustainability experts said, but the proliferation of these efforts runs the risk of overwhelming consumers and investors with too much, often contradictory, information.

  • MSS launches suite of sustainable forestry funds

    01 April 2010

    MSS Capital has launched three funds that will invest in sustainable forestry.

  • Climate opportunities, capital hurdles for water sector – HSBC

    25 March 2010

    Growing water stress and increasing flood risk is driving investment into water utilities globally, according to a research note from HSBC – but capital constraints and regulatory barriers will slow growth, the bank says.

  • Waste collection and recycling market worth €300bn – report

    17 March 2010

    The world market for waste, from collection to recycling, is worth about €300 billion ($410 billion) a year, according to a report commissioned by environmental services firm Veolia.

  • Threadneedle targets £350m for low-carbon property fund

    17 March 2010

    UK investment management firm Threadneedle has launched a fund that will invest in low-carbon commercial property in the UK, aiming to raise £350 million ($534 million) from institutional investors within three years.

  • Clean energy grows, but solar revenues dip

    17 March 2010

    Combined global revenues for wind power, biofuels and solar photovoltaics (PV) grew 11.4% last year, to reach $139.1 billion, according to Clean Edge's annual report on clean energy trends.

  • Investor groups call for more transparency from oil & gas sector

    17 March 2010

    Oil and gas companies need to provide investors with better information on how they are managing climate change risks, according to three leading institutional investor groups.

  • European investors see IPO markets opening

    11 March 2010

    Most European investors expect to see an increasing number of clean technology companies floated over the next 18 months, according to a survey by investor communications firm Carbon International.

  • Pension funds to study climate impacts on assets

    11 March 2010

    Concerned that climate change will impact their long-term returns, 14 institutional investors and consultancy Mercer are to research how different climate scenarios could affect their assets.