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Wellington Management Secures $385M for Climate Tech Venture Fund

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Wellington Management Secures $385M for Climate Tech Venture Fund

Climate Insider Brief:

  • Wellington Management closed its Climate Innovation Fund, securing $385 million from various investors, focusing on climate solutions-oriented ventures.
  • The fund, overseen by Greg Wasserman, targets late-venture and early-growth companies in tech-enabled solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Wasserman highlights the significance of climate investments, emphasizing recent technological advancements that offer cost-effective and user-friendly solutions across various sectors like energy, transportation, and sustainable consumer goods.

PRESS RELEASE – April 18, 2024 – Investment manager Wellington Management announce today the final close of the Wellington Climate Innovation Fund, raising $385 million in commitments for the firm’s inaugural climate solutions-focused venture fund.

Wellington’s Climate Innovation Fund invests in private companies developing solutions to help mitigate and adapt to climate change, targeting primarily late-venture and early-growth companies developing tech-enabled solutions, in areas ranging from software, sensors and AI, to data and analytics, and across themes including energy transition, sustainable buildings and cities, transportation and mobility, industrial automation, enterprise digitization, sustainable consumer, and food and agriculture innovation.

The fund is managed by Wellington’s Head of Private Climate Investing, Greg Wasserman. Investors in the Climate Innovation Fund include sovereign wealth funds, pensions, insurance companies, banks, family offices and high-net-worth individuals.

Wasserman said:

“Climate change is an existential threat to society and touches every sector of the global economy, making it one of the largest and most necessary investment opportunities we will see in our lifetimes. For many years, climate solutions required trade-offs, but recent improvements and cost declines in technology around software, hardware, analytics, and connectivity mean today’s solutions are delivering meaningful cost savings and superior user experiences for businesses and consumers.”

SOURCE: ESG Today

Featured Image: Credit: Wellington Management