Climate Solutions, the climate-focused capital raising, and strategic advisory firm, has announced the launch of Climarket, the online marketplace for institutional investors seeking climate and ESG-focused investment opportunities in private markets.
The launch of the Climarket marketplace comes as a direct response to the rapidly increasing demand from institutional investors for higher returns and a greater impact.
To empower companies to raise capital at scale and pace in private markets, the digital platform connects banks, family offices, VCs, private equity funds, fund managers, and high net worth individuals with debt and project finance investment opportunities within Climate Solution’s five investment themes of energy transition, sustainable agriculture, net-zero real estate, water solutions, and the circular economy.
All investment opportunities are thoroughly pre-screened using Climate Solutions’ proprietary investment screening tool. The Climarket platform identifies which of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are advanced by each investment opportunity.
To scale the growth of vertical farming, biofuels, carbon capture, and electric vehicle adoption, the platform launches with over $175 million of secured green bond investment opportunities. Having publicly launched less than two months ago, Climate Solutions has already signed over $2.5 billion of equity and debt capital raising mandates with respect to energy transition and vertical farming.
Climarket is powered by Delio’s specialist private markets technology. Their digital tools are already used by more than 90 of the world’s financial institutions to offer investors compliant access to unlisted investment opportunities.
Climarket will expand to include Climate Solutions’ private market equity investment opportunities in the near future.
Simon Puleston Jones, CEO of Climate Solutions, said: “Climate Solutions was founded to address an immediate global problem. Whilst institutional investors are increasingly committing to invest billions, or even trillions, of dollars in climate change solutions by 2030, where can they find quality investment opportunities in which to invest at such scale and pace? Climarket directly addresses their demand and brings much-needed transparency to private markets.”
Gareth Lewis, Chief Executive of Delio, added: “Our mission is to help financial institutions to unlock private markets for their clients. The interest in the impact space from both individual and institutional investors means that the launch of Climarket comes at a vital time, helping to satisfy investor demand and addressing the urgent need for action around climate change. We’re delighted that our technology will support Climate Solutions in connecting investors with companies that are making a positive contribution to the world.”