Analysts applaud Shell's Cosan biofuels bet

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.

Infrastructure investors needed to meet renewables targets

Pension funds and insurance companies must raise their investments in clean energy infrastructure if the EU is going to have a chance of meeting its targets for renewable energy capacity and carbon reduction, a panel of investors said this week.

Hopes build for US Green Bank

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

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