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KKR Global Impact director George Aitken said nature-based solutions are the ‘perfect assets’ for investors seeking arbitrage in combination with climate impact.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has committed A$30m to Wyuna’s first fund, alongside property firm the Goodman Group.
The Agri Investor Australia Forum, held last week, saw constant discussion of natural capital’s potential – but the term was less familiar to international investors.
New Harvest, chaired by industry veteran Don Mackay, is aiming to hold a first close of A$150m before the end of 2022.
New Agriculture’s Bruce King and New Forests’ Mark Rogers discuss the new division’s strategy, what investors want from the asset class, and the potential blend of farmland and forestry into a single investment product.
Windmill, Outback Australia
QIC, New Forests and Macquarie Asset Management are taking different approaches to the nascent asset class, but there are common themes.
New Agriculture will be led by Bruce King, who joined the firm in 2022, and will manage the Lawson Grains portfolio it acquired in 2021.
Panorama of spring forest
The pair have partnered to launch a natural capital asset manager that will invest in natural climate solutions in Southeast Asia.
The firm has collaborated with Conservation International, a global non-profit, to form Akaria Natural Capital.
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