|1st AustralAsian Cleantech Forum|
CLEANTECH FINANCE & INVESTMENT FORUM 2005
held in Melbourne, November 29th 2005
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Cleantech Finance & Investment Forum 2005 Program Details
CEO, Clean Technology Australasia P/L
08.50Cr. John So
Lord Mayor, City of Melbourne
The City of Melbourne is Lead Sponsor of the Cleantech
Finance and Investment Forum and is rated World Leading
Investment Promotion Agency 2004. The City is investing in
growing Melbourne's clean technology sector through The
Sustainable Melbourne Fund and demonstrating the
commercial use of green building technologies in the 6 star
new Council House 2.
Government Perspectives and Markets for Clean Technology
Division Director, Macquarie Funds Management
09.00State Government Initiatives and support for the Cleantech Sector
Theo Theophanous, MP
Minister for Energy Industries and Minister for Resources
The Minister's speech will focus on technology development
and the need to provide a market and business environment
to promote investment certainty. Investments made through
the Energy Technology Innovation Strategy will also be
09.20Cleantech Investment: International Patterns, Performance and Prospects
Chairman, Cleantech Capital Group LLC, USA
The Cleantech Venture Network serves 900 investor members worldwide
through advisory, information and online services as well as the
Cleantech Venture Forum. Cleantech has tracked over $4.5B invested in
cleantech ventures since 2002 and has released the first Cleantech
Capital Report, providing institutional investors with insight into the
opportunities for capital deployment in this emerging asset category.
Nicholas will provide a global perspective on cleantech investment
opportunities for Australian leadership in this area.
09.50Defining Cleantech: A Silicon Valley perspective
General Partner, Technology Partners, San Francisco, US
Ira is an internationally recognised cleantech expert.
Technology Partners are a private VC firm specializing in
Cleantech investments with more than $400 million of
investment. He is on Boards of the Energy Venture Fair,
Cleantech Venture Network, and the Sth California Tech
10.10Clean Technology Australia: benchmarking investment study
Executive Director, Corporate Monitor
Corporate Monitor presents Clean Technology Australasia Pty
Ltd's benchmarking study of cleantech investing in Australia.
"The Australian Cleantech Map:" what is Cleantech, why it is
a distinctive investment class, sector dimensions, sector
growth, and financial performance.
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
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Cleantech Investing for Making Money and Sustainable Development
Principal Policy Advisor, The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Ltd
ASFA is a non-profit, non-political national organisation
whose mission is to protect, promote and advance the
interests of Australia's superfund trustees and
11.00Taking a long-term view: Institutional Investment in sustainable infrastructure
Founder and Executive Chair, Industry Fund Services
Garry Weaven is the founder and Executive Chair
of Industry Fund Services Pty ltd, which is a diversified
financial services organization, owned
by and providing products and services to a range of
Superannuation funds that have over 3.2 million members
Australia wide. They manage over $36 billion in
11.30Environmental Investment Opportunities: What are the key drivers for Australian investors?
Managing Director, Babcock & Brown Environmental Investments Ltd
Babcock & Brown Environmental Investments Limited is
listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. BEI is active in the
renewable energy and environmental sectors.
11.50Managing Climate Change Risk through Forestry Investment: Making the Environment a Profit Centre
Fund Manager, Infrastructure James Fielding Funds Management Ltd
James Fielding is the funds management arm of Mirvac
Group, a leading diversified property group. The Australian
Sustainable Investment Fund is a wholesale infrastructure
fund focused on forestry-based income streams which are
enhanced through sustainable value-adding such as carbon
credit sales, renewable energy development, biodiversity and
Speakers PANEL with additional panel members:
Division Director, Macquarie Funds Management
Are Institutional Investors interested in Cleantech investments?
12.30-1.45 LunchSponsored by the City Of Melbourne
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Risks and Opportunities for Cleantech Investments
Principal, Jane Capital Partners LLC, San Francisco US
A leading US merchant and investment banking firm active in
Australia that advises on buyside M&A, strategic alliances and
financings ranging from growth stage to multi-national
companies. They specialize in executing both acquisition
strategies and cross-border alliances and financing transactions.
1.45The Australian Cleantech VC Sector in the International Context
Principal, SAM Private Equity
Launched in 2000, SAM Private Equity today manages two
funds as well as two mandates all focusing on venture capital
in the Cleantech sectors, namely, energy, materials, water, and
2.00Development, expansion and IPO opportunities for Cleantech companies
Investment Manager, CVC Sustainable Investments Ltd
With many years in the Australian venture capital industry,
CVC seeks to provide patient capital to emerging, high
growth businesses. Since 1985, they have been assisting the
growth and development of businesses, many of whom are
now successful companies listed on the Australian Stock
2.15Investing in early stage sustainable energy and greenhouse gas reduction technologies
CEO, Centre for Energy and Greenhouse Technologies
Through its unique private/public investment model,
a singular focus on the Cleantech arena, experience
assessing hundreds of opportunities and working with
its investee companies, the Centre is able to provide an
informed view on future prospects.
2.30Aligning the needs of environmentally responsible investors and project developers
CIO, Viridis Clean Energy Group
Viridis is an energy infrastructure fund that invests in a
diversified global portfolio of clean energy assets. The Fund
invests in assets utilising commercially proven technologies
that generate energy from renewable, waste or low emission
sources, including wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal, solar,
waste fuel, coal seam methane and natural gas.
Speakers PANEL with additional panel members
Chief Executive Officer, Environment Business Australia
Chief Executive Officer, Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd
Will Cleantech outperform as an asset class?
3.10-3.40 Tea Break
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Industry Perspectives: the Cleantech Sector Markets
CEO, Innovest Australia
Innovest is an internationally recognized investment research
and advisory firm specializing in analysing companies'
performance on environmental, social, and strategic
governance issues, with a particular focus on their impact on
competitiveness, profitability, and share price performance.
3.40Ecomagination! Addressing the problems of today: Clean Coal
Country Executive, GE Energy
Ecomagination is GE's commitment to address challenges
such as the need for cleaner, more efficient sources of
energy, reduced emissions and abundant sources of clean
water. GE will invest $1.5 billion annually in research in
cleaner technologies by 2010.
4.00Alternative Energy Investment: Gas, solar, wind, wave and geothermal
General Manager, Origin Energy
Origin Energy is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
They are a leading energy provider of gas and electricity
to over two million Australian homes and businesses.
4.20International developments in alternative fuels
President and Chief Operating Officer of Westport Innovations Inc.
Westport Innovations Inc. is a global power leader developing
high-performance alternative fuel engines and marketing
them worldwide. The company is dedicated to leading the
shift of the international commercial engine industry from
oil-based to gaseous fuels.
4.40The future role for Clean Technology in achieving global sustainable development
Managing Director, Blueshift Pty Ltd
Blueshift Consulting is a management consulting firm specialising in the area of corporate sustainability. Blueshift's work is focused on the finance and investment sector as well as clients in the infrastructure, resources and energy and manufacturing sectors. Peter is also Fund Manager of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund.
Does Cleantech include Nuclear?
5.15-7.00 Cocktail ReceptionSponsored by Macquarie Funds Management
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