Corporates could get double whammy by investing cash in renewable energy assets

Companies usually park their reserves of cash in staid, low-yielding liquid assets. But asset managers are trying to persuade them to invest some of that money differently, in a way that could help them live up to their environmental commitments.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 03 Jan 2019

The idea combines several aspects of the financial world that do not usually go together: corporate social responsibility; treasury management; and impact investing.

Companies could put money into a private equity fund that buys operating renewable energy generating plants from developers, or even builds new ones. They could ...

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 7,178.58 51 6.08%
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3 BNP Paribas 6,166.19 40 5.22%
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5 Citi 5,896.95 38 5.00%