Global Environment Fund, a Washington, DC based private equity firm founded in 1990, invests around the world in businesses that provide cost-effective solutions to pressing energy, resource and environmental challenges. GEF’s investments draw upon decades of operating experience in three distinct markets — US-based companies providing leading environmental and clean energy technologies and services; emerging market businesses in rapidly growing clean energy and environmental services markets; and timberlands in attractive locations in the southern hemisphere. The firm is headquartered outside Washington, D.C., and has local offices in Brazil, India, China, South Africa and other key markets. GEF currently manages approximately one billion dollars in private equity investments for institutional investors including university endowments, foundations, family offices and pension funds. www.globalenvironmentfund.com
RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. Its offerings comprise asset management, indices, private equity, engagement, impact analysis and sustainability assessments as well as benchmarking services. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI).RobecoSAM was founded in 1995 out of the conviction that a commitment to corporate sustainability enhances a company’s capacity to prosper, ultimately creating competitive advantages and stakeholder value. Headquartered in Zurich, RobecoSAM employs over 100 professionals. As of September 30, 2012, RobecoSAM’s assets under management, advice and license amounted to a total of USD 11.8 billion.