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9 February 2015

ESG-focus could boost returns in sustainability sector, say LPs

news_uparrow_lrg Focusing on funds with a strong ESG focus has the potential to boost returns, but it is very difficult to quantify, said LPs speaking at the AltAssets Clean Energy & Sustainability forum.

18 June 2014

Fresh fund approach eyes gateway to growth $

Germany’s Wermuth Asset Management has taken an inventive approach to encourage investment into a new region with its latest fund, while at the same time addressing LP concerns and managing risk

13 June 2014

Sustainability looms large for long-term private markets investors $

A common occurence among institutional investors is that sustainability themes are proliferating across private markets strategies.

10 June 2014

Coca-Cola joins €36m investment in VC-backed sustainable packaging business Avantium

news_plant_lrg A string of iconic strategic investors including The Coca-Cola Company have invested €36m in venture capital-backed sustainable packaging business Avantium.

22 May 2014

Ignoring sustainability not viable for private equity $

Amid the recent travails of the sustainable investment space, inaction is no longer an option for investors when it comes to factoring in the carbon-related risk, argues former US Vice President Al Gore.

25 March 2014

WHEB exits packaging company Petainer to Next Wave Partners

news_glass_sml UK green-focused private equity firm WHEB has sold its stake in the sustainable packaging company Petainer to for twice amount it paid for it in 2008. The stake has been bought by co-investor Next Wave Partners. Neither party revealed the terms of the deal. Stephen Walls, Partner at Next Wave Partners and Chairman of Petainer[...]

13 February 2014

Carlyle hires Jackie Roberts as chief sustainability officer

roberts Private equity major Carlyle has appointed Jackie Roberts to the newly created position of chief sustainability officer.

27 January 2014

Ecosystem Integrity Fund launches second sustainability-focused vehicle

news_cleantech_earth.lrg_ Ecosystem Integrity Fund is targeting $50m for its second sustainability-focused vehicle, AltAssets has learned.

10 January 2014

Ambienta hits €200m for environmental private equity fund $

Environmental-focused private equity firm Ambienta has held second close on its Ambienta II fund, raising €200.2m.

14 November 2013

Development finance investor CDC adds environmental, social responsibility head

UK development finance investor CDC Group has named Mark Eckstein as director, environmental and social responsibility.

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