The investment will help Solinftec expand its digital farm operations platform leveraging real-time data to make farming practices more efficient, sustainable, and resilient to changing weather and climate conditions. WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana and NEW YORK, New York – May 2, 2022 – Solinftec, one of the world’s largest independent precision agriculture companies, has secured a […]

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Accelerator Partnership Program will accelerate 16 startups that are providing climate adaptation and resilience solutions in Asia and Africa. NEW YORK, NEW YORK & WASHINGTON, D.C., 12 April 2022 – The Lightsmith Group (“Lightsmith”) and Village Capital  announced today that 16 startups were selected to participate in a new environmental accelerator called “ASAP”, or the Adaptation […]

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Mexico City, Mexico & New York, NY (March 8th, 2022) — Applications opened today for a new environmental accelerator focused on spotlighting climate innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean – ASAP, or the Adaptation SME Accelerator Project. Applications close on April 8th, 2022; full eligibility requirements and application can be found here. The accelerator, […]

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New York, NY — Lightsmith Group (“Lightsmith”), a global sustainable private equity firm, is pleased to announce the final closing of Lightsmith Climate Resilience Partners SCSp RAIF (“Lightsmith Climate Resilience” or the “Fund”) with $186 million of commitments. Lightsmith Climate Resilience is the first private equity fund to have focused on climate resilience and adaptation, investing […]

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Washington, DC & New York, NY — The Lightsmith Group (“Lightsmith”) and Village Capital announced that applications have opened in Africa and Asia for the Adaptation SME Accelerator Project (ASAP), a program for SMEs and startups that are scaling market-based and contextualized solutions to critical climate adaptation and resilience challenges. “Accelerating the growth of selected climate […]

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Global Directory and Accelerator Initiative launched to support private sector solutions that boost climate adaptation and resilience   Adaptation SME Accelerator Project (ASAP) launches a public SME Directory and Accelerator Partnership Program to identify, map, and mentor private companies providing solutions that support climate adaptation and resilience   NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 22 April 2021 [...]

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First “Taxonomy” created to identify private sector solutions for investing in climate adaptation and resilience   Adaptation SME Accelerator Project (ASAP) releases Adaptation Solutions Taxonomy, identifying solutions from private companies that support climate adaptation and resilience   NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10 September 2020 – The Lightsmith Group (“Lightsmith”) today released the ASAP Adaptation Solutions [...]

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At the 2nd Annual Finance for Adaptation Technologies & Solutions Roundtable (FASTR) held during London Climate Action Week 2020, investors and other stakeholders agree that climate adaptation and resilience is a real opportunity Private sector engagement and investment in climate adaptation continue to move into the mainstream, and leading public and private stakeholders outline new and [...]

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New commitments to scaling up climate adaptation investment announced at inaugural Finance for Adaptation Technologies & Solutions Roundtable (FASTR) event during London Climate Week 2019 A number of public and private institutions outlined new financings, projects, studies, risk analyses, measurement methodologies, and other initiatives for climate adaptation, paving the way for greater private sector action [...]

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The Lightsmith Group Receives $1.6 Million of Funding from Nordic Development Fund and Global Environment Facility for Climate Resilience Investment Strategy   Lightsmith Will Use the Funding to Complete Development of and to Launch the First Private Sector Investment Strategy for Climate Adaptation and Resilience   Bonn, Germany – November 13, 2017: The Lightsmith Group [...]

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