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• C2C Launches Cleantech Investing Primer

December 12 2017
December 12 2017

The Cleantech investing space can be a daunting one.  From past poor performance, to the technical nature of the opportunities, it can be difficult for some asset owners to confidently engage around investing in the sector.  To help better inform the philanthropic and family office communities, The Climate Solutions Collaborative released Developing Your Cleantech 2.0 Investing Strategy: A Primer for Wealth Owners, Foundations, Endowment Managers and Family Offices a guide to new models and approaches for investing in the next wave of cleantech. The paper highlights key ways for asset owners to get involved, including;

  • Engaging with internal partners to better evaluate first-time managers and new investment strategies.
  • Looking across the portfolio of asset categories to determine where on the risk-reward curve there is a lack of sustainability-specific options, and developing a strategy to proactively seek out and support emerging managers with investment strategies that would fit those gaps.
  • Exploring how you can connect and collaborate with other investment managers from similar institutions to work together on specific platforms and opportunities.

To further explore the space, C2C hosted a discussion with the paper’s author, Rob Day, CREO Co-Founder and General Partner at Spring Lane Capital, featuring Ken Alston of CALCEF and Ben Gaddy of Clean Energy Trust offering examples of innovative ways to invest in, and scale, cleantech.  Shawn Lesser of Big Path Capital and sponsor of the paper moderated the discussion, which can be heard HERE.

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