Australia’s Giant Leap raises $15 million for second impact fund

Impact Alpha

Dealflow Geographies Inclusive Economy Oceania/AustraliaImpactAlpha, September 1 — The venture firm, launched in 2016, spun out of Melbourne-based Impact Investment Group in March. Its $15 million first.

Australia’s Verve Super raises early venture financing to manage its women-centered retirement fund

Impact Alpha

Capitalism Reimagined Dealflow Financial Inclusion Gender Smart Inclusive Economy Oceania/AustraliaImpactAlpha, September 20 – Verve Super launched in 2018 to offer Australian women a responsibly invested “superannuation,” or retirement, fund matched to women’s.

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BlackRock takes a stake in JOLT to accelerate electric vehicle adoption in Australia

Impact Alpha

2030 Finance Clean Energy Climate and Clean Tech Climate Finance Dealflow Geographies Impact Tech Oceania/AustraliaImpactAlpha, August 30 — Australia is way behind in the global electric vehicle race. Sydney-based JOLT believes it can accelerate EV adoption with.

Insurer QBE backs Save the Children’s impact fund

Impact Alpha

SDGs Human Rights Smarter Money paywall Dealflow Oceania/AustraliaImpactAlpha, September 29 – Save the Children, best known for its humanitarian aid work, has reached a $6 million first close for an impact fund to invest in social enterprises addressing humanitarian challenges.

Climate scientist in Australia: dangerous climate change is here now

Impact Alpha

Climate Finance Signals Oceania/Australia climate-changeAfter years studying the climate, my work has brought me to Sydney where I’m studying the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events.

New Zealand impact investments set to grow six-fold over five years

Impact Alpha

Smarter Money paywall Signals Oceania/Australia impact indigenousImpactAlpha, Oct. 16 – Just 1% of New Zealand’s private assets under management, or $889 million, is in impact investments, according to the first in-depth study of the country’s impact investing market. Last year, an Impact Enterprise Fund in the country fell short of its fundraising target.

Scientists concerned by ‘record high’ global methane emissions

Eco-Business

China, and South Asia and Oceania were some of the regions that saw the largest increase in methane emissions, jumping to as much as 15 million tonnes between the 2000-06 average and 2017, a new report has found

Australia’s IIG scores $20 million for place-based impact fund

Impact Alpha

Smarter Money Investing in place paywall Industry News Dealflow Locavesting Inclusive Economy Oceania/AustraliaImpactAlpha, October 31 – Sydney-based Impact Investment Group (IIG) has been making thematic impact investments in Australia since 2013, focusing on real estate, clean energy and venture capital. Now the firm is taking a targeted place-based approach, with a new impact fund that will focus on Western Australia.

Australia’s Tenacious Ventures raises A$16 million for sustainable ag fund

Impact Alpha

Smarter Money paywall Industry News Dealflow Food Tech Oceania/Australia agriculture IMPACT INVESTINGAustralia claimed only $29 million of the $16.9 billion in global agtech deal activity in 2018. The founders of agtech startup consulting firm AgThentic want to fill Australia’s agtech capital gap with a new venture fund, Tenacious Ventures.

Macquarie Group fills its coffers for ‘pragmatic’ green infrastructure

Impact Alpha

paywall Smarter Money Industry News Clean Energy Dealflow 2030 Finance Oceania/Australia renewable-energyImpactAlpha, September 5 – The Australian investment bank Macquarie already has A$20 billion ($13.6 billion) in renewable energy deals under its belt. But that’s chump change compared to the opportunity. Macquarie expects $8.8 trillion will be invested in new zero-carbon energy capacity by 2040.

“Kangaroo bond” helps Australians export financial inclusion

Impact Alpha

SDGs Smarter Money paywall Industry News Dealflow Innovative Finance Return on Inclusion Oceania/AustraliaImpactAlpha, November 13 – Australia’s impact investors have backed 10 domestic social impact bonds, along with private-equity funds for healthcare, affordable housing, jobs and indigenous communities.

Europe, Asian Nations Leading The World In Hydrogen Development

Forbes Green Tech

Of the 228 large-scale industrial, transport and infrastructure hydrogen projects across the world more than half, 126, are projected to be located in Europe, while 46 are planned to be built in Asia, 24 in Oceania and only 19 in North America.

Mercedes-Benz launches electric bus chassis for Brazilian market

Charged

The eO500U chassis will be launched in 2022 for Brazil and Latin America, and will also be commercialized in Europe and Oceania. Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new electric bus chassis developed for the Brazilian market.

IKEA deploys electric delivery truck from SEA Electric

Charged

Australian e-truck builder SEA Electric has delivered an electric delivery truck to fleet service provider All Purpose Transport. The new truck will be making deliveries for IKEA in Queensland. SEA offers a range of 5 drivetrains for commercial vehicles from 3.5 tons to 27 tons GVM.

FEV supports automakers with charging compatibility analysis

Charged

Supported standards include ISO 15118, IEC 61851, DIN 70121, SAE J1772 for testing in Europe, Oceania and North America. FEV’s Mobile Charging Analyzer provides in-depth charging communication and power evaluation as part of vehicle-level benchmark capabilities.

World adds record new renewable energy capacity in 2020

Renewable Energy World

GW, slightly more than in 2019, while Oceania remained the fastest growing region (+18.4%), although its share of global capacity is small and almost all expansion occurred in Australia.

Global e-waste has risen 21% in five years, says UN

Envirotec Magazine

Mt) and Europe (12 Mt), while Africa and Oceania generated 2.9 Oceania came second (16.1 A record 53.6

What Other Countries Can Learn From Australia’s Roaring Rooftop Solar Market

GreenTechMedia

In terms of overall capacity, Oceania still only accounts for a tiny share of global renewables.

Why Build a Power Plant if You Can Make a Virtual One?

GreenTechMedia

Jeff Renaud, Enel X’s head of the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions, told GTM in a written response that in Taiwan the company sees "an opportunity to continue building a significant VPP in the coming years as more competitive opportunities are introduced into Taiwan's electricity system.”

Building the Digital Energy Retailer: Lessons From IDC’s Worldwide Utilities 2020 Predictions

Bidgely

For IDC Energy Insights, this effort rests on an analyst team that stretches from Europe to Asia, Oceania and North America.

WOHA’s final design for Singapore Pavilion nears completion

AGreenLiving

These prototypes from Oceania Robotics work in service of plant health. The net-zero energy Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai advocates green architecture and showcases the possibilities of integrating nature within urban environments. Displaying lush greenery, digital solutions and art, the Pavilion exemplifies Singapore’s vision of sustainable development to become a “City in Nature.”

WoodMac: Bifacial Solar Market Set to Grow Tenfold by 2024

GreenTechMedia

Finally, Australia leads the pack in Oceania, thanks to its bifacial-friendly desert terrain in the middle of the country and the high electricity tariffs that originally spurred solar’s growth. Bifacial solar modules have attracted a lot of market attention in recent years. Installed capacity grew from only 97 megawatts globally in 2016 to over 2,600 megawatts in 2018.