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  • Date 28 June 2024
  • Words by Climate Asset Management
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Climate Asset Management wins two awards at the Environmental Finance Sustainable Investment Awards 2024

Climate Asset Management’s Natural Capital Strategy named “Environmental Fund of the Year: Global”

Climate Asset Management’s Nature Based Carbon Strategy named “Environmental Fund of the Year: EMEA”

Climate Asset Management, a specialist Asset Management firm exclusively dedicated to natural capital, is proud to announce that its two nature focused investment strategies have been recognised in the Environmental Finance Sustainable Investment Awards 2024.

Climate Asset Management’s Natural Capital Strategy, which targets predominantly regenerative agriculture and sustainable forestry investments in developed markets, (Europe, Australasia and North America) has been awarded Environmental Fund of the Year: Global.

Its Nature Based Carbon Strategy, which targets large scale landscape  conservation and restoration projects in the Global South (Latin America, Africa and Asia) has been awarded Environmental Fund of the Year: EMEA.

The two strategies which are completing their fundraising period, have been deploying capital into projects that are good for nature, people and the planet.

The Natural Capital Strategy has acquired farmland in Spain and Portugal for the production of Almonds, Olives, Pistachios and Walnuts, and is developing the world’s largest macadamia orchard in Queensland, Australia on degraded sugar cane farmland.  More recently it has acquired 8,100 hectares of redwood forests in New Zealand, where it aims to protect and restore the native forest and improve biodiversity, which generate returns through timber sales and carbon offsets.

Judges of the Sustainable Investment Awards praised the fund for its “innovative approach in what is still a relatively nascent market”, saying its projects “…demonstrate strong expertise in regenerative agriculture and sustainable forestry”.

Since its launch, Climate Asset Management’s Nature Based Carbon Strategy, which aims to generate high-quality carbon credits, has invested in two projects in Africa, including a Kenyan project that will see the restoration of traditional and sustainable grazing practices within 25 Maasai group ranches and private landholders. The improvements over 900,000 hectares of savannahs and grasslands are expected to generate high-quality carbon credits over a 30-year crediting period.

“We are delighted that our Natural Capital and Nature Based Carbon strategies have been recognised in this way. From a standing start just four years ago, it’s down to the passion, expertise and diligence of our international and multi-disciplinary team alongside the trust and commitment from our LPs, that we have been able to deploy capital rapidly into large-scale regenerative agriculture, sustainable forestry and landscape restoration projects around the world” commented Martin Berg, CEO of Climate Asset Management.  “We are increasingly finding nature and climate impact are high on the agenda in most boardrooms, which gives us confidence that natural capital will fast become a core component for portfolio diversification and decarbonisation/net zero planning.”

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ABOUT Climate Asset Management
Climate Asset Management was formed in 2020 as a joint venture of HSBC Asset Management and Pollination, with the ambition to grow the world’s leading asset management company dedicated to natural capital. It aims to provide investment solutions that are good for nature, people, and our planet. Climate Asset Management’s investment strategies seek to work across landscapes to build resilience whilst generating returns. Through its Natural Capital Strategy, it aims to deliver attractive, long-term risk return outcomes and create impact at scale by protecting and restoring vital biodiversity. Through its Nature Based Carbon Strategy, it aims to unlock the supply of high impact carbon credits for corporates and investors seeking to achieve net zero.

Issued in the UK by Climate Asset Management Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FRN 944222). Its registered address is at 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ, United Kingdom

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Ben Thompson – Marketing and Communications, Climate Asset Management
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ben.thompson@climateassetmanagement.com

 

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