Cleantech: Next Big Thing for Institutional Investors

Braunschweig, Carolina
April 2006
Investment Management Weekly;4/3/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 13, p4
Focuses on the advantages of investing in clean technologies (cleantech), a category that includes technology with applications in the agricultural, manufacturing and water industries, to institutional investors. Implications of the increase in venture capital investments in cleantech in 2005; Plan of the California Public Employees' Retirement System to invest with private equity firms that invest in cleantech; Efforts of investment managers and institutional investors to define a clear investment strategy for cleantech.


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