• WM signs landmark deal for Chinese solid waste firm

    13 August 2009

    Waste Management (WM) will pursue waste-to-energy opportunities in China following its $140 million acquisition of a stake in Shanghai Environment Group (SEG) last week, believed to the single largest foreign investment in China's solid waste management sector.

  • Mercer to study green investments for hedge fund giant

    13 August 2009

    Leading hedge fund GLG Partners has asked consulting group Mercer to conduct a study into how the perceived need to tackle climate change and other environmental issues is impacting mainstream investing.

  • TMO raises £11m for bacterium-based ethanol technology

    12 August 2009

    TMO Renewables has raised £11m ($18m) from the sale of new shares to help fund the roll-out of its "second-generation ethanol" technology, the company said last week.

  • BAE partners with Lignol on cellulosic ethanol

    29 July 2009

    UK defence and aerospace giant BAE Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canadian biorefiner Lignol Energy – including the possible financing of commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol projects.

  • Asian pension funds urged to lead on ESG – ADB

    23 July 2009

    Asia's public pension funds could "leapfrog" the West and become leaders on responsible investment, according to a report commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  • Chinese clean-tech fund aims to raise $350m

    23 July 2009

    A Chinese private equity firm is hoping to raise $350 million into US dollar and yuan-denominated funds over the next two years to invest in clean energy projects and companies.

  • Panda Ethanol opts for final dissolution

    22 July 2009

    US ethanol producer Panda Ethanol has dissolved its operations and asked a court to modify a bankruptcy petition filed previously by its subsidiary to reflect its pending liquidation.

  • Société Générale dominates SRI awards

    16 July 2009

    Société Générale has won a raft of plaudits for its socially responsible investment (SRI) analysis in a survey by UKSIF, a UK-based sustainable investment and finance association and Thompson Reuters Extel, which also showed confidence that demand for sustainability research will increase this year.

  • Sarasin retools real estate fund for sustainability

    16 July 2009

    Asset manager Sarasin & Partners has launched a long-only equity fund that will invest in global sustainable real estate companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs).

  • Sustainability leaders' outperform – Robeco

    16 July 2009

    Companies deemed 'sustainability leaders' using analysis developed by SAM have outperformed their peers, according to research carried out by Robeco.