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CDPQ's carbon intensity reduction pathway 'will not necessarily be linear over the next few years', its 2023 sustainable investing report warms.
closeup of charging an electric vehicle
Maniv has closed its third venture fund at $140m, backing early-stage companies decarbonising and digitalsing the transport sector.
Whether it is to get investors comfortable with risk, or to get capital to where it will have the most impact, climate solutions investors have been taking a fresh look at the private fund model.
CalPERS, CalSTRS, CPP, PSP and NYSCRF are among the largest public pension funds with target allocations or siloed capital buckets for climate-themed investment opportunities.
Pensions with dedicated buckets or targets for climate investing are clustered in US coastal states, Eastern Canada and Europe.
'Flexible investing' funds come in all shapes and sizes - but, as fund managers recognise the need to scale new solutions to mitigate climate change, almost every 'flexible' climate fund has a private equity component.
Canada lags behind other countries in climate venture funding, a 2022 report by the Business Development Bank of Canada found.
Only a handful of investors are entirely excluding all forms of fossil fuels for new private markets investments.
As climate disclosure and reporting regulations from the EU, the SEC and the state of California come into force, three regulatory experts discuss the quandaries for investors that need to comply.
Ireland 'needs more generating capacity to accelerate the economy’s transition to net zero', ISIF director Nick Ashmore said.

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