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In brief: Extantia Capital launches €300m climate tech platform

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Published: 4 October 2022

Plus Apex’s DEI solution, GIIN Investor Forum, Impact Investor Conference, EVPA Impact Week

A new investment platform launched by Extantia Capital aims to invest and accelerate climate tech innovation | Image by Photo by metamorworks on iStock

Berlin-based Extantia Capital, a ‘climate-first’ venture firm, has announced a €300m platform to invest in and accelerate climate tech innovation.

According to the firm, the platform includes the €150m Extantia Flagship fund which backs scalable deep decarbonisation tech companies, Extantia Allstars, a €150m fund-of-funds investing in climate tech venture capital funds across the globe, and Extantia Ignite, a sustainability hub advancing knowledge and competence in climate innovation and ESG practices.

Sebastian Heitmann, partner at Extentia, said: “To reach net zero, we need a major change across the entire economy and mobilisation of all market players. Over the past two years, we built a platform to catalyse this movement. We provide economically and ecologically viable investment alternatives to asset managers; education and knowledge to industry leaders and policymakers; and capital and domain expertise to entrepreneurs.”

Extantia is backed by investors such as Anglo American, Toyota Ventures, and top-tier family offices such as the Piëch and Oldendorff families. Portfolio companies include H2ProINERATECGA DrillingBeZero, and Reverion.

Apex unveils DEI solution for private markets investors

Apex Group has expanded its ESG Ratings & Advisory Services with the launch of a new diversity, equity, equality and inclusion (DEI) solution for private markets investors.

According to the firm, global movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter “have highlighted inequity in society, putting pressure on businesses and investors to accurately report DEI data”.

Their new DEI solution helps clients to collect, evaluate and improve on their DEI practices by generating “actionable insights” including detailed analysis of gender, race, ethnicity, and other key DEI areas, fully integrated alongside wider ESG reporting.

Last month, the company announced the addition of an impact investing product to the ESG assessment tools it offers to its private market clients, as reported by Impact Investor.

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