|Blue Marble Capital Management Limited of Canada has launched a hedge fund vehicle that is designed to take advantage of the carbon constrained economy of the future in a broad and flexible manner. The fund, Carbon Alternative Fund Limited Partnership (CAFLP), utilizes Blue Marble’s proprietary ESGC Investing™ (Environmental, Social, Governance and Carbon) screens and selection process to identify top investment opportunities. Blue Marble is a sustainability and green focused hedge fund manager that was founded in 2000. The firm’s founder and owner, Trevor S. Giles, is the lead portfolio manager for the new fund. Mr. Giles also manages the Golden Opportunities Fund, a Saskatchewan Labour Sponsored Venture Capital Fund, which invests the majority of its assets in companies in the Renewable Energy, Energy Services, Oil & Gas, and Environmental sectors.
CAFLP seeks to provide investors with absolute return capital appreciation by investing in securities that are expected to be affected from a global transition towards carbon constrained societies, the emergence of global carbon markets, and related transitory resource and commodity imbalances. The fund invests both long and short in equities, bonds, derivative securities, and commodities. The fund may also invest in private placements.
CAFLP invests in five key “green” /sustainability areas of the markets that they anticipate will provide excellent future opportunities. They are: (1) Corporate Sustainability Leaders, (2) Clean Technology Investments, (3) Transition and Impact Hedges (4) Carbon Market Opportunities, and (5) Special Situations.
Below are Blue Marble’s Core Beliefs:
#1: ESGC Investing™ (Environmental, Social, Governance and Carbon) is Best Practice Risk Management
#2: ESGC Investing™ Returns As Good or Better Than Traditional Investment
#3: Economic Prosperity and Environmental Health Go Hand in Hand
#4: Resource Efficiency is Not an Option
#5: The Throw Away Society is Coming to an End
#6: Carbon Counting Will Soon be Mandatory
#7: The Debate About Global Warming is Over and This is Not About Saving The Planet
#8: Massive Opportunities For the Next 50 to 100 Years
#9: ESGC Investing™ Can Be Done Now
#10: Absolute Return Focus
The fund is currently not open to US investors, but is open to Canadian investors living in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan as well as other international investors.