Mon, Aug 31, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Sustainable Resource aims to protect its investment by protecting the environment

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

amb
Michael Young
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Sustainable Capital Luxembourg S.A, - Advisor to the Sustainable Resources Fund, wants to live upto its name. In an interview with Opalesque Radio, Michael Young, Director at Sustainable Capital Luxembourg S.A said the fund has "solutions in place" to address the issue of land grabbing and proper land use for all its portfolios.

The recently launched fund wants to invest in sustainable agriculture and agroforestry as an asset class and therefore wants to protect its investments by protecting the environment. "We do not invest in any species that damage the land because that will make our investment unsustainable," Young said and added, "Our clients will not invest in funds that are based on speculative returns that damage the environment. That is not what we are trying to achieve."

Commenting on the issue of land grabbing especially in Africa where an estimated land area the size of France is now being controlled by hedge funds, Young said he and his team have been working with the locals in Guinea, West Africa and in Sierra Leone to reach a mutually-acceptable and beneficial agreement regarding land use. According to Young, his fund is looking to lease at least 100,000 hectares of land in the region. Which is why they spent three years liaising with the locals over a land lea......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - Hedge funds suddenly find real money is back in Argentina's debt, Elon Musk buys more SolarCity stock following hedge fund manager short, BlackRock plans to get into rental-home financing[more]

    Hedge funds suddenly find real money is back in Argentina's debt From Bloomberg.com: The real money is back in Argentina. Before the country’s default in July 2014 (its second in 13 years), most long-term investors abandoned its bond market. As they rushed out, Argentina became a favorit

  2. Activist News - Carl Icahn has snapped up a huge stake in Freeport-McMoRan, and the stock is ripping, Meet Europe's best activist investor[more]

    Carl Icahn has snapped up a huge stake in Freeport-McMoRan, and the stock is ripping From Businessinsider.com: Carl Icahn has picked his next target: Freeport-McMoRan. Icahn and a group of other investors have snapped up an 8.46% stake in mining company Freeport-McMoRan, according to a j

  3. North America - Hedge fund manager Ray Dalio’s challenge to the Fed[more]

    From Newyorker.com: For some reason, Janet Yellen, the chair of the Federal Reserve, decided to skip this year’s annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, where monetary policymakers from the United States and abroad get together with some prominent academics to discuss the big issues of the moment. Th

  4. Performance - Hedge funds set to bank millions by short selling during London share slump, The China market chaos has made this hedge fund its most money in 2 years, Odey hedge fund said to surge 9% betting against China, Hedge funds with long-held bearish views on China rack up profits, Hedge funds in U.S. seen curbing damage from August turbulence, Hedge funds collect on their predictions of a fall, How did managed futures do while the Dow was down 1000[more]

    Hedge funds set to bank millions by short selling during London share slump From TheGuardian.com: Hedge funds are set to bank tens of millions of pounds from the slump in share prices in London, having bet almost £18bn that the FTSE 100 would fall. The funds making the bets include Lansd

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: John C Head IV leaves alternative investment firm Gallery Capital, David Harrison joins as co-CIO[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: John C Head IV, former president and co-founder of Gallery Capital Management, an alternative inv

 

banner