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NY Summit: Tide rising for water investment?

The sector may see a surge of infra investment, even if it stretches the definition of the asset class.

NY Green Bank issues RFP for $1bn fundraising

The clean lender is looking for an advisor and placement agent as it gears up to raise and manage third-party capital.

NewWorld Capital and Credit Suisse fund back water tech company

Pair invest $26m in Aquam Corporation, which repairs water infrastructure systems and is developing technology to spot pipe leaks.

ESG: Too risky to neglect

Leisel Moorhead, a partner in the global infrastructure team at QIC, explains how ESG considerations were front and centre throughout the firm’s Port of Melbourne acquisition

Japanese insurers flock to Tokyo’s first green bonds

Dai-ichi Life and Nippon Life are among the investors in the $88m issuance, which will fund environmental projects in the capital.

MDBs increase climate financing to $27.4bn

Total contributions from the six largest multilaterals grew by $2.3bn last year, driven by the Paris Agreement.

CalSTRS CIO: ‘Material risk’ strategy missing in ESG

Managers can integrate ESG more successfully into their investments if they prioritise business risks to their assets, says Christopher Ailman.

Lombard Odier eyes institutional capital for green bond fund

The Swiss wealth manager is looking to raise more money for its climate bond vehicle, which has collected $240m from private investors so far.

CEFC gives green loan marketplace $20m boost

The investment into RateSetter marks a first in peer-to-peer clean energy lending, Australia’s green bank says.

Tokyo Summit: ESG is for ‘downside protection’

Japanese LPs must look beyond returns when seeking to incorporate sustainability considerations into their investment strategies, delegates heard today.
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