Climate change is one of the most pressing issues in the world today and the ever-increasing demand for green lending and sustainability-linked loans reflects these concerns. Photograph: iStock

Under The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) terms, green lending is defined as a form of financing that enables borrowers to (...)

Alan Foy and Brian Martin, managing partners at VentureWave Capital.

VentureWave Capital is now halfway to reaching the €100 million target for its new fund, which intends to invest in promising technology companies in (...)

New investment fund backers include U2’s Adam Clayton and The Edge. Seen here at work. Photograph: Tom Honan

Dublin-based private equity group VentureWave Capital has closed the first round of fundraising for a €100 million fund that will invest in technology(...)

Eddie O’Connor has assumed the role of executive chairman at Mainstream.

Energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor has decided to step back from the day-to-day management of Mainstream Renewable Power, the international wind farm (...)

Eddie O Connor set up Mainstream in 2008 after Airtricity, the wind energy company he founded two decades ago, was sold to Scottish & Southern Energy, now SSE. Photograph: Alan Betson

Energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power plans to sell its wind farm project off the Scottish coast, which will cost £2 billion(...)

A rendering of the proposed artificial floating island project in a tropical lagoon in French Polynesia, designed as a response to climate change. Photograph: Seasteading Institute via The New York Times

You might call it a Noah’s Ark for an era of melting polar ice sheets. An audacious plan to respond to climate change by building a city of floating i(...)

Eddie O’Connor, CEO of Mainstream: he said he is not against handing over a controlling stake to new investors, as long as the shareholder agreement allows Mainstream to continue its strategy

Renewable energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor is open to raising a multiple of the €100 million his company Mainstream is seeking from new investors, e(...)

Eddie O’Connor, chief executive of Mainstream: “Today’s win underpins Mainstream’s standing as the leading independent renewable energy company in high-growth emerging energy markets”

Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power has won contracts from the Chilean government to build and run $1.65 billion (€1.46 billion) of wind and s(...)

Lekela Power is  an African wind and solar energy joint venture set up by Mainstream and British-based private equity firm Actis.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a philanthropic foundation set up by a family which made its fortune in oil, has emerged as a shareholder in the main A(...)

Eddie O’Connor: “I’m faced with an almost explosive number of projects that I can compete for”

Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power has agreed to sell a $117.5 million (€104 million) stake in its main African joint venture to a group of (...)

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