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Generation: Asia Equity Strategy

Type: Aligned Investments, Exited Investments

Topic: Buildings & Housing, Energy Efficiency, Technology

Status: Exited

Generation integrates a deep understanding of sustainability into its investment strategy. This fund identifies well managed, well priced companies that will thrive long term.

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$10 million; originated in 2017. Exited 2022 (success).

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McKnight’s current ESG portfolio was somewhat underexposed to Asian companies, which this investment in Generation corrects.

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MSCI Asia Ex Japan

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Track record too short for conclusive assessment

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Lessons Learned

Environmental and population demands put Asian companies at the forefront of important economic trends. These emerging economies have an opportunity to leapfrog developed countries in utilizing and deploying sustainable technologies, managing growing urban populations efficiently and reducing water and other inputs in manufacturing.

Photo Credits: iStock Artist/MarsYu

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Last updated 3/2020