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Credit Suisse Raises US$318 Million Climate Fund To Fuel Sustainable Tech

3 Mins Read Credit Suisse has managed to raise US$318 million for its fund dedicated to tech-forward climate solutions. The successful close of the Climate Innovation Fund, despite a scandal-ridden few months for the Swiss investment bank, is indicative of the strong demand from investors for sustainable finance.  Credit Suisse announced in late May the closing of its […]

New Data Shows Rampant Greenwashing In Sustainable Finance, With ESG Funds ‘Stuffed’ Full OF Fossil Fuel Stocks

3 Mins Read As sustainable investing gains momentum, more funds touting themselves as “green” are misleading investors. According to a report published by the Economist, some of the world’s biggest ESG funds are “stuffed full of polluters and sin stocks”, suggesting widespread greenwashing practices in the realm of sustainable finance.  Sustainable investing has been steadily gaining momentum globally, […]

AgFunder Launches ESG-Focused GROW Impact Fund

2 Mins Read AgFunder, a venture capital firm focused on agri-food tech startups based in Silicon Valley and Singapore, has just launched GROW Impact Fund, its first to be entirely dedicated to technologies that will perform on environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics across the food system. It comes as ESG-related funds have proven more crisis-resilient and have […]

Sustainable Impact Funds Investment Quadruples To US$20.6 Billion In 2019

4 Mins Read The amount of money moving into environmental funds last year broke records, according to Illinois-based financial services firm Morningstar. The data shows that sustainable funds, which invest based on environmental, social or governance themes, pulled in US$20.6 billion in new money in 2019, which is quadruple the sum achieved in the previous year. This trend, […]