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Seeing nature as the most fundamental form of capital

A new investment thematic – Natural Capital – is emerging. Natural capital can help pension and sovereign wealth funds meet their need for mandated returns, and satisfy their requirements to do so in a way that is not only less harmful, but has the potential to restore the environment.

18 January 2021 Words by Martin Berg
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How much is a tree worth? Investors seek to build market for nature

As organisations seek to make good on net zero commitments, interest in offsets has soared. Climate Asset Management, the venture between HSBC and Pollination, said it intended to launch a carbon offsets fund of up to $2bn.

02 June 2021 Words by Financial Times
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Prince Charles transcends carbon in new green alliance

"Prince Charles has joined forces with banking giant HSBC and Australian green finance guru Martijn Wilder's firm Pollination to launch a new initiative that aims to bring the novel asset class of "natural capital" into the investment mainstream."

15 January 2021 Words by Financial Review
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HRH The Prince of Wales unveils new sustainability charter

"The alliance, founded alongside HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management, Lombard Odier and Mirova, will also pursue natural capital investment."

15 January 2021 Words by Business Insider
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The Global EverGreening Alliance and Climate Asset Management announce partnership to deliver a landmark USD 150 million nature based carbon programme in Africa.

The Restore Africa programme aims to restore more than two million hectares of land and directly support two million smallholder farms in the next five years across six African countries .The programme is an innovative community-led model that connects the local efforts of farmers on the ground with new revenue streams from global carbon markets.

06 November 2021 Words by Climate Asset Management
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Climate Asset Management helps to mobilise more than USD 10 billion of private capital investment in nature through the Natural Capital Investment Alliance

At the World Leaders’ Summit today at COP26, it was announced that the Natural Capital Investment Alliance (NCIA) has secured twelve new members, mobilising US$10 billion towards natural capital themes by the end of 2022.

Climate Asset Management is one of the three Founding Partners of the Natural Capital Investment Alliance which was established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales under his Sustainable Markets Initiative in January.

02 November 2021 Words by Climate Asset Management
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Climate Asset Management, Lombard Odier and Mirova announced as Founding Partners of the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Natural Capital Investment Alliance

Christof Kutscher, Executive Chairman of Climate Asset Management said: “We recognise nature is capital. Over the century, we have depleted nature creating possibly our biggest challenge to date. It is high time to take action at an unprecedented speed and scale. Investing in nature is a major investment opportunity, and the one action we must urgently take to protect our future.”

11 January 2021 Words by Climate Asset Management
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HSBC enters ag and timber through natural capital JV

HSBC Pollination will launch a $1Bn fund that will invest in forestry and agriculture as well as a $2bn carbon credit fund that will invest in carbon abatement assets such as rain forests.

03 September 2020 Words by Agri Investor
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"Natural capital" becomes a new ESG investment
03 September 2020 Words by Nikkei
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HSBC creates $8b climate fund with Aussie lawyer

HSBC Global Asset Management has teamed up with prominent Australian climate lawyer Martijn Wilder's investment firm Pollination to create a $US6 billion ($8.3 billion) natural capital asset manager.

31 August 2020 Words by Financial Review

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