Archive

  • ESG applied to $300 billion of investment in emerging markets

    02 April 2009

    More than $300 billion is invested in 'sustainable' emerging market funds, or mainstream funds which have promised to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis into their investment process, according to the first survey of the sector, commissioned by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

  • Clean-tech and energy investment halves in first quarter

    02 April 2009

    Investment in clean technology and clean energy plummeted in the first quarter of 2009, according to figures published this week.

  • Jupiter calls off launch of China sustainability fund

    01 April 2009

    Jupiter Asset Management has postponed its planned China Sustainable Growth fund as commitments from investors failed to reach $50 million, seen as the minimum launch size.

  • Danish pension giant sees inflation hedge in climate investments

    01 April 2009

    Danish pension fund ATP has announced a $400 million allocation to renewable energy private equity firm Hudson Clean Energy, and has made its first investment out of a $500 million pot for sustainable forestry.

  • Consensus sells down clean-tech portfolio

    01 April 2009

    The UK-based Consensus Business Group, which made a big splash into clean technology investment in 2006, has been selling down its clean-tech investment portfolio to shift assets into property.

  • Element closes $486m clean-tech equity fund

    01 April 2009

    Element Partners has closed a $486 million clean technology growth equity fund, Element Partners II, exceeding its original $400 million target for the fund.

  • VeraSun ethanol plants in Nebraska could restart soon, claims state agency

    01 April 2009

    Nebraska's ethanol sector could get a boost from the auction of bankrupt VeraSun Energy as three of the company's idled facilities could restart soon, according to Todd Sneller, administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board in Lincoln.

  • Water quality trading likely to grow – WRI

    26 March 2009

    Growing problems over water quality means more trading programmes are likely to be introduced, according to a study from the World Resources Institute. But, to be effective, they must have strong drivers to create demand for credits

  • Danish pension giant launches $900m clean energy, forestry bet

    26 March 2009

    Danish pension fund ATP has announced a $400 million investment in renewable energy private equity firm Hudson Clean Energy, and has made its first investment out of a $500 million pot for sustainable forestry.

  • Carbon capture policy inadequate in most US states – RAP

    26 March 2009

    Significant policy changes will be needed before carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects can be developed in most US states, according to Richard Cowart, director of the Regulator Assistance Project (RAP), a non-profit that advises electricity sector regulators.