Next-gen leaders of finance step up to the sustainable investing challenge

  • Kellogg - Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge and MIINT winners... key on climate adaptation and resilience, a major finance theme in coming decades.
  • No longer a fad... impact investing is a smart career move for the next generation of grads.
  • Workforce advantage... Impact focus and solution-orientation makes these MBA grads more desirable employees.

Redaptive raises $20 million for building energy efficiency-as-a-service

  • Size matters… Redaptive’s platform is designed for large property owners with millions of square feet of real estate holdings.
  • Energy savings… Redaptive has about $200 million in contracts in the works, which it says could save over 400 million kilowatt-hours of energy.
  • Real estate investor CBRE Group... led Redaptive’s $20 million funding round. ENGIE New Ventures, GXP Investments, and Linse Capital also participated.

InspiraFarms raises €2.5 million to help preserve harvested crops

  • Second slug… The €2.5 million ($3.1 million) raise is additional to the company’s €1.65 million raise ($1.78 million at the time) a year ago.
  • The combined financing was backed by... Paris-based Energy Access Ventures, PYMWYMIC, Factor(E) Ventures, and the Doen Foundation and the Montpelier Foundation.