Vancouver, British Columbia [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Kyoto Planet Financial formally launched yesterday. The firm is comprised of two key business groups: Kyoto Planet Asset Management, which works with individual investors, and Kyoto Planet Capital Partners, which invests in renewable energy and clean technology companies. Kyoto Planet Financial has a strong social and environmental mandate and provides one-third of net profits to fund non-profit initiatives around the world.
“Kyoto Planet Capital Partners is committed to providing entrepreneurs and green companies unparalleled access to knowledge, capital and services, by activating a range of financial tools and services under one roof,” said Damien Reynolds, Chairman and Founder of parent Kyoto Planet Group, who has been an investor in natural resources and renewable energy for more than 20 years.
Kyoto Planet Asset Management provides investors with managed investments in global renewable energy and environmental technology industries with large market potential through the Kyoto Planet Fund. The firm will invest in public and private renewable energy and clean technology companies in areas that have breakthrough intellectual property and other competitive advantages.
Kyoto Planet Capital Partners have made initial investments in renewable energy companies such as Finavera Renewables, a company that focuses on electricity production from wind farms and wave parks and has developed the AquaBuoy and Pan Asia Biofuels, a biodiesel company focused on producing and selling biodiesel made from the Jatropha plant.
In addition to energy and cleantech sector expertise, the company offers entrepreneurs access to financial management services, including investor relations and grant relations.
Kyoto Planet Financial is only one third of a larger organization, the Kyoto Planet Group, also launching this week. In addition to Kyoto Planet Financials, the group is also comprised of Kyoto Planet Enterprises, a division focused on practical information, products and services for conscious consumers and businesses and Kyoto Planet Foundation, which was established to award grants and manage the non-profit portion of the company’s business.