August 26

HSBC Launches New Funds Targeting Niche ‘Natural Capital’ Industry, Hoping To Take It Mainstream

By Pippa Stevens

HSBC Global Asset Management and climate change advisory and investment firm Pollination Group are teaming up to launch a series of billion-dollar funds that will target “natural capital.”

The new venture, which is the largest of its kind, will be called HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management. The funds will target institutional investors including pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

There are many energy and climate-focused funds on the market, but what sets this new partnership apart is its scale, as well as its focus on natural capital specifically. In the simplest terms, natural capital means nature’s assets, including trees, oceans and soil.

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Source: CNBC (link opens in a new window)

Environment, Investing