Recent Green and Sustainable Hedge Fund News

Largest Commodities Focused Hedge Funds top $43 Billion in Assets

The Top 50 Commodities Equity Focused Hedge Fund list has been released, revealing that the top funds now oversee $43.1 billion in equity assets.

The Business of Running a Hedge Fund

Best Practices for Getting to the "Green Zone" --- Most hedge fund managers would agree: given the broader market environment and the specific...

Soros Fund Management and Silver Lake to launch clean-energy focused fund

Soros Fund Management LLC, founded by George Soros, and Silver Lake, a private equity firm, are combining forces to found Silver Lake Kraftwerk. According...

The Great Ethanol Boondoggle

One of my biggest disappointments with Obama so far is his continued support of the ethanol boondoggle. The program was ramped up by the Bush administration...

The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index Expands To 100 Companies

The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index expands to 100 companies and releases semi-annual evaluation results. The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability...

CalPERS invests $500 million in new environmentally-conscious strategy

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States, recently put $500 million into a...

New Sparx Group long/short hedge fund to focus on successful green Asian companies

Sparx Group Co. recently announced its plans to launch a long/short hedge fund to invest in Asian companies that will benefit the most from the region’s...

Timberland Investment Resources Launches Timber Fund

Timberland Investment Resources recently launched a timber-focused hedge fund in London. Named Timberland Investment Resources Europe, the flagship fund...

Darwinian Downsizing in the Solar Industry

The solar industry is suffering some 19th century Darwinian style competition, with Chinese manufacturers Suntech (STP) and Yingli Green Energy Holding...

Is a New Global Authority for Integrated Reporting the Solution for CSR?

A major announcement was made yesterday that could just be what the world was waiting for, a new single global authority was formed, the International...

Vedanta hit with warning by APG Asset Management for Non-Disclosure of ESG Issues

More and more companies are feeling intense pressure from investors to increase their level of transparency and more actively manage global ESG challenges.

Why Water Will Soon Become More Valuable Than Oil

If you think that the upcoming energy shortage is going to be bad, it will pale in comparison to the next water crisis, so investment in fresh water infrastructure...

Oil Industry Reputation Hit by Gulf Oil Spill

The Gulf oil spill has hit the reputation not only of BP but of the entire oil industry, including among those who favor increased use of fossil fuels...

Orkla Finans closing down Energy and Carbon funds

Orkla Finans AS has decided to close its Energy Fund and Carbon Fund. According to Bloomberg, the firm’s Energy Fund, which invests in commodities,...

Zachary Karabell's River Twice Capital launches flagship hedge fund

River Twice Capital Advisors LLC launched its flagship hedge fund, the River Twice Fund, this month with $8.4 million in assets under management. The...

New Pax World ETFs Focus on Sustainable Investing

On May 19, New Hampshire-based PAX World announced the launch of ESG Shares, the first group of ETFs focused solely on sustainable investing. The fund...

Gulf Spill Puts US Energy Bill on Slippery Slope

With energy, Senate Democrats find themselves between a rock and two hard places. Nonetheless, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.,...

Semi-Annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index

On May 14, the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and CRD Analytics announced the results of the semi-annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability...

Asian Development Bank launches $9 Billion Plan for Solar Energy in Asia

The Asian Development Bank launched a $9 billion solar power initiative to develop projects generating 3,000 megawatts by 2012.

The announcement,...

Amid Push For Renewable Energy, Saudi Arabia Cautiously Turns Over Green Leaf

The promise of green energy has intrigued the Middle East, where concern about future reserves runs deep, but Saudi Arabia's recent plan for a multibillion-dollar...


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