Swiss firm responsAbility partnered with Germany’s development bank KfW and the Dutch development bank FMO to make an active contribution to carbon dioxide reduction in Asia through targeted climate investments.
Switzerland-based impact investment firm responsAbility Investments AG, jointly with Germany’s development bank KfW and the Dutch development bank FMO, has launched a $500 million climate investment strategy to address rising carbon dioxide emissions in Asia.
The institutions aim to make an active contribution to carbon dioxide reduction in Asia. The goal will be realized through targeted investments in low-emission technologies, bringing attractive and sustainable investment opportunities to institutional investors.
According to the company’s statement, responsAbility’s climate investment strategy will focus on sectors with high carbon dioxide savings potential in Asia, such as renewable energy, battery energy storage, electric mobility, energy efficiency and circular economy.
The new climate investment strategy centres around the “Climate Impact Assessment and Monitoring Framework”, which aims to ensure high transparency and targets direct carbon dioxide savings of an estimated 10 million tons.
To achieve these ambitious goals, responsAbility will use a blended finance structure, combining public funding with private capital. In order to support high-impact transformative projects, the company aims to mobilize $500 million.
“Our investment strategy appeals to institutional investors who are looking for both environmental impact and financial value from their investment,” claims Ewout van der Molen, Head of Climate Finance, responsAbility.
ResponsAbility started its impact asset management operations in 2003, specializing in private market investments dedicated to financial inclusion, climate finance, and sustainable food projects.
Its investment solutions target specific measurable impact alongside market returns. In today’s environmentally and socially conscious business environment, focusing on ESG initiatives not only benefits the environment and local communities but also helps companies attract venture capital and gain substantial profits.