On January 23, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the Dutch government and Rabobank announced they would be the first investors in the Agri3 initiative, a blended finance fund intended to channel commercial bank finance towards projects that support the transition to more sustainable agricultural practices and forest protection. Mirova Natural Capital will be the lead Investment Adviser to this innovative initiative aiming at unlocking at least USD 1 billion in finance towards deforestation-free, sustainable agriculture and land use.
Mirova, ENGIE and Crédit Agricole Assurances announce they have won a competitive process conducted by EDP for the acquisition of Portugal’s second largest hydroelectric portfolio, for an enterprise value and consideration of EUR 2.2 billion.
Mirova-Eurofideme 4, Mirova’s fourth equity investment fund dedicated to financing energy transition infrastructure, allies with Akuo, an independent global renewable energy power producer and developer, to finance three wind power projects in Poland. With a capacity of 132 MW, the three power plants will have a total of 53 turbines supplied by manufacturer Vestas and will be operated by Akuo’s local teams.
Mirova has finalized its acquisition of 100% of Mirova Natural Capital (formerly Althelia Ecosphere). This acceleration reflects the value that Mirova places on natural capital investment. Natural capital is a highly impactful asset class and a key part of Mirova’s current and future goals.
After integrating the issue of gender equality into its line of investment solutions, Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, leads an investor coalition to support the Women’s Empowerment Principles and achieve Gender Equality. This statement, co-signed by 66 investors, representing more than 4 trillion euros in asset under management has received the support of UN Women and the UN Global Compact.
Mirova was a vibrant presence at PRI in Person, a global conference on responsible investment organised by the eponymous Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), held in Paris on 10-12 September. Portfolio manager Soliane Varlet and Mirova’s CEO, Philippe Zaouati both spoke at the event.