The future looks bright for indoor farms – that's the message to take away from this year's Indoor Ag-Con Asia conference hosted in Singapore.
Exciting news for all members of the OPEN Cleantech community – our brand new OPEN Investors Club is well on course for launch.
We are planning to give our investors an exclusive space to access the latest project news, including investment updates, videos and webinars featuring key information from cleantech companies and clean energy projects within the OPEN pipeline and portfolio, as well interviews with respected industry specialists.
The problems of treating wastewater are one of the major challenges the world faces as its population continues to grow – OPEN's latest fact sheet Treating Wastewater Onsite: A New Hidden Opportunity highlights the issues and solutions available.
Although a large proportion of the planet is covered with water, just 3% of it is fresh water and much of that is difficult to access. As the world’s population increases rapidly, it is becoming more important than ever to conserve and care for this vital resource.
As investment in Green Bonds continues its rapid rise, there has been some controversy over the exact definition– as we recently reported on Repsol's issuance of a €500 million bond.
Guidelines have been laid out in the Green Bond Principles, signed by 130 of the world’s largest banks and asset managers, designed to define the key characteristics of the financial products. However, standards are inconsistent across the globe.
OPEN has long since understood the need for large scale investment in cleantech and renewable energy in order to attain a sustainable environment. This year has seen a huge boom in green bond sales as public demand increases rapidly.
European asset manager Amundi and the International Finance Corp (IFC), the private sector investment side of the World Bank, have joined forces to create the biggest green bond fund in the world aimed at low-carbon investments in emerging markets.
The ethos behind OPEN Cleantech is to invest in and back companies within the cleantech industry – but what exactly is cleantech?
The meaning of the term has change slightly since it was first coined by the financial industry. It is often now used interchangeably with the words greentech and envirotech as an umbrella term that covers not just an investment asset class but also technology and business sectors including clean energy and environmentally sustainable 'green' products and services.
Time could be running out for humanity on Earth unless immediate action is taken to combat climate change. This message is one which many have been attempting to spread for some time and is now being stressed by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in a documentary series due to be aired by the BBC this summer.
The global Green Bond market is surging ahead with US$28.1 billion of issuances in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.
This was US$6.6 billion ahead of Q1 2016, which itself heralded a record year for the financial instruments. To put it into context, this figure for three months was well over half the total Green Bond market of US$48.7 billion for the entire 12 months of 2015.
Last year the sector was worth US$95.8 billion, according to analysts Clean Energy Pipeline (CEP), with commentators including Moody’s – whose own figures valued the market slightly lower at US$93 billion in 2016—predicting a further doubling in issuances this year to around US$206 billion
OPEN Cleantech Advisors have partnered with FCS Asset Management to launch the new OPEN Cleantech Equity Fund, following approval for listing and trading on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
This new fund enables environmentally conscious investors to benefit from highly innovative companies in the cleantech sector.
An innovative scientist is hoping that all that glitters does indeed turn into gold.
Murat Okandan has just signed an agreement to develop his 'solar glitter' that promises to enable the production of a huge array of solar powered devices