Special Features

New ESG & Sustainable Investment Fund Launches & Other Industry Moves

December 24, 2017

Spurred on by growing investor demand, asset management companies have been making a lot of moves around sustainable fund launches and related activities this year.

ESG Integration in Private Markets Investments: Key Impact Themes, Fund Selection, Governance & Risk Management

December 9, 2017

Institutional investors -- also known as limited partners in funds, or LPs -- are increasingly seeking ESG strategies, as they are becoming more relevant in their portfolios.

VCs, Financiers Show Growing Interest in Urban Farming

January 21, 2016

Vertical farming company AeroFarms raised $40 million in project finance last year for its brand new indoor farm -- the world's largest -- in Newark, and also closed in December on...

Creative Project Finance Sparks New Investment in Distributed Generation, Energy Efficiency, and Storage Projects

April 23, 2014

The pooling of small projects and more data is attracting a new set of clean tech investors, which may lead to project financing in other niche subsectors.

IT Advancing Clean Tech Business Models

April 23, 2014

As cost reductions have created a bigger addressable market, the clean tech sector has generated more consumer and business data, enabling companies to use big data tools and software...

Kilowatt Financial, Blazing the Way for Energy Efficiency Consumer Finance

April 23, 2014

With $120M in venture backing and a new $100M project finance fund for consumer efficiency retrofits, Kilowatt Financial’s “data nerds” are leading the charge into energy efficiency...

Consultants See Uptick As Institutional Investors Eye Non-Traditional Cleantech

June 25, 2013

After a drop-off in demand over the last several years, institutional investors are starting to dip their toes back in the cleantech market.

Lessons Learned: How These VCs Raised Capital in 2013

June 25, 2013

VCs moving beyond the term "cleantech" that gives some institutional investors pause.

Fundraising Environment Sparks A Cleantech Revolution

June 25, 2013

As VC funds open, close and shift focus, a new cleantech picture emerges. We provide perspective on a comprehensive list of recent fund moves.