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Insight 03.03.2022

UBP and Blue Earth Capital seal strategic partnership and hold a successful first closing for Climate Growth Strategy

UBP and Blue Earth Capital seal strategic partnership and hold a successful first closing for Climate Growth Strategy

BlueEarth’s Climate Growth Strategy aims to support growth companies which address global environmental challenges in areas such as energy transition, electrification, industrial process optimisation and the circular economy.

UBP has entered into a strategic partnership with Blue Earth Capital AG (BlueEarth), an independent global impact investment firm headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, with operations in New York, London and Singapore. BlueEarth manages investment strategies for professional investors who are looking for solutions that help to address social or environmental challenges, while also offering compelling returns.

BlueEarth launched its Climate Growth Strategy to provide growth equity capital and impact expertise to businesses developing scalable solutions that are designed to take on the most pressing climate change concerns. The strategy aims to support the transition to net zero, improve resilience to climate change and promote a circular economy by investing in the following key themes: the energy transition ecosystem, sustainable cities, climate intelligence, closed-loop manufacturing and sustainable agriculture.

UBP is one of two anchor investors in the strategy which held an initial closing at close to USD 100 million in commitments, with the Climate Growth Strategy’s target size being USD 300 million. As a strategic partner of BlueEarth, UBP will provide eligible investors around the world with access to the Climate Growth Strategy through its private market offering. As part of the financial sector, the Bank believes it has a responsibility to play an active role in helping to create a sustainable world.

“Addressing climate change from an asset management perspective has become a topic of major importance at UBP and we believe this investment opportunity will be of significant benefit to our clients looking for climate-related solutions,” said Nicolas Faller, Co-CEO Asset Management at UBP.

“This strong partnership with BlueEarth represents an exciting addition to our Private Markets Group’s offering, as well as to our impact franchise at a time when investors are seeking new approaches to responsible investing.”

Urs Wietlisbach, Chairman of BlueEarth’s board, said, “This strategy is yet another example of how we at BlueEarth are helping to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, while driving innovative financial solutions to address global issues such as climate change. We are very pleased to have been able to secure UBP’s commitment and are convinced that this is an attractive investment opportunity for investors globally.”

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