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Richard Brandweiner, who worked on impact investing initiatives at First State Super, is leaving the fund this month to join social impact investor LeapFrog.
The philanthropic fund has committed $12.5m to Mainstream Renewable Power to help fund its pan-African renewables platform with Actis.
The infrastructure veteran joins as managing director responsible for new funds and deal origination, as Lighthouse nears a first close for its $100m solar fund.
The French fund manager has raised €350m for its third renewables vehicle as it eyes a 50/50 investment split between France and Europe.
Six institutional investors are backing the fund’s third close as it targets water treatment plants co-located with industrial users across the globe.
The US tech giant will purchase the entire power output from two future wind farms, one of which will be Norway’s largest onshore project.
The tech giant has formed a subsidiary to sell excess power from its renewable facilities.
Signatories attending the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) meeting in Paris last week co-hosted by Ardian discussed issues including member accountability and diversity.
The Melbourne-based firm has hired Chris Newton from Australia Post to spearhead its responsible investment strategy.
The Natixis subsidiary expects to collect about €1bn for the two vehicles combined.

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