renewable energy

Hedge Funds

Australian Ethical divests from gas

Australian Ethical is to divest from companies that supply gas, as it believes improvements in renewable energy technology are making low-carbon energy sources unnecessary. The $1.3 billion fund has never invested in coal or oil, and led the move to divest from coal seam gas in 2011. However, it has long invested in domestic companies […]
Hedge Funds

LGS board rocked by nuclear fallout

A disagreement between Local Government Super (LGS) and the trade union Depa over whether to invest in nuclear energy stocks has led to the replacement of the union’s director at the fund. The decision by Depa follows the fund’s move to drop its screen on companies involved in nuclear power generation, while at the same […]
Hedge Funds

Low-carbon winners and losers

How high is your portfolio’s exposure to potential stranded carbon assets? According to Generation Asset Management, stranded assets are those with a value that would change dramatically, either positively or negatively, under certain scenarios such as a reasonable price on carbon or water. The soon-to-be-introduced Clean Energy Plan will put a price on carbon emissions for […]
Investment Strategy

Silicon Valley in Brisbane? Bob Christiansen says why not

Bob Christiansen spent about 23 years outside Australia helping to start companies and getting to know some of the biggest names in venture capital. When he returned to his country in 1998 it was to Brisbane. Now Christiansen backs promising Australian entrepreneurs as a managing director at Southern Cross Venture Partners, jetting to the firm’s […]