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CDC Group Plc, the UK government’s development finance institution, is planning to set up its own renewable energy platform focussed on east India and neighbouring countries. This dedicated platform will focus on eastern states such as Bihar, Odisha and Assam, and...read more
If fintech is to reach its potential to advance the global public good, another factor must be accounted for: the environment. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently published a report, “Fintech and Sustainable Development: Assessing the...read more
The divestment movement, which has persuaded many companies, institutions and individuals to sell their shares in fossil fuel companies, has had a major success in another business that drives climate change – the palm oil industry. Although palm oil has many...read more
In person, the chief executive of Arabesque Partners Omar Selim comes across as a soft-spoken man who looks like the quintessential banker in a suit. But what he is doing with Arabesque is departing convention. The asset management firm is breaking new ground in the...read more
How can firms make money from nature responsibly? – A case study from Mountain Hazelnut Group in Bhutan
In the rugged Himalayan mountains of Bhutan, farmers are busy cracking the next big opportunity – hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are endemic in Bhutan, but they have never been grown in a commercial and sustainable scale. Now, tens of thousands of local farmers are planting 10...read more
Last year was the “best year ever” for green finance, but 2017 will be about turning national climate goals into investment pipelines. UNEP's Nick Robins outlines three practical steps to shift private capital to where it can benefit all of us. Read more from...read more
Savo-Solar`s project on the development of a new type of solar thermal collector has been approved to gain financing support from Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The financing is a part of the Government`s spearhead projects in cleantech industry. In...read more
The cleantech industry will have to do better than that if it aims to replace fossil fuels. And yet, some VCs are still willing to invest in the non-selfie-driven economy. Here's some recent funding activity in cleantech. Rodgers and Doerr invest $10M in Enphase...read more
Jenya Khvatsky’s start-up company CleanTek Market has been founded to create a global online platform to connect clean technology projects, technologies and organisations with investors, end users and intermediaries. Here’s how he reads the imperatives for such a...read more
Aquafin has secured the first installment of €100m as part a new €200m loan arrangement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for its water purification projects in Belgium. The Flemish wastewater purification company will utilize the loan proceeds to further expand...read more