• Walkers chips away at water footprint of crisps

    05 November 2009

    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

    01 November 2009

    A study is under way to examine how water shortages and climate change could affect the value of US municipal bonds.

  • Funds digest

    01 November 2009

    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

    01 November 2009

    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

    29 October 2009

    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

    15 October 2009

    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

    15 October 2009

    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

    08 October 2009

    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

    08 October 2009

    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.

  • US government watchdog suggests ethanol tax credit unneccesary

    07 October 2009

    The top US government watchdog has cast doubt on the necessity of federal ethanol subsidies, drawing a sharp rebuke from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).