• Funds digest

    01 March 2010

    Fortis eyeing new investors for $1.2bn China green fund; Hermes makes first close on UK clean-tech fund; CCC closes sustainable property fund at £69m

  • CCC closes sustainable property fund at £69m

    11 February 2010

    Climate Change Capital (CCC), a low-carbon asset manager and adviser, closed its UK sustainable property fund this week at almost £69 million ($108 million).

  • Analysts applaud Shell's Cosan biofuels bet

    04 February 2010

    Investment analysts have responded positively to Shell's planned $12 billion joint venture (JV) with Brazilian ethanol giant Cosan, predicting it could help push Brazilian ethanol into world markets.

  • EU to fund carbon capture with 300m emissions allowances

    04 February 2010

    EU member states have agreed to distribute 300 million carbon allowances from the bloc's emissions trading scheme (ETS) to fund renewable energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects from 2013.

  • Hopes build for US Green Bank

    04 February 2010

    A proposed 'Green Bank' to help finance renewable energy projects in the US may get a boost from an unexpected source: a series of jobs bills aimed at lowering the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate.

  • Innovest's Kiernan unveils new venture

    04 February 2010

    Sustainable investment pioneer Matthew Kiernan is launching an asset management company, Inflexion Point Capital Management, in partnership with Legg Mason and Phoenix Global Advisers.

  • SEC tells US firms to disclose climate risks

    01 February 2010

    After substantial prodding from investor advocates, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will provide guidance to companies about what they must tell their investors about climate risks and opportunities.

  • Australian real estate funds lead green rankings

    01 February 2010

    Australian property firms and funds top a new index measuring green policies and implementation, released last month.

  • Funds digest

    01 February 2010

    DB and Masdar clean-tech fund raises $265m; Proark closes European renewables fund at €101m; ATP to launch €1bn climate fund; Alstom and Schneider collaborate on €70m VC fund; Banks seed European energy efficiency fund with €95m; ECP makes first close on renewables fund

  • Australian real estate funds, firms lead green rankings

    28 January 2010

    Most real estate funds and companies are not yet actively managing their environmental impacts, according to a report commissioned by three European institutional investors.