Our Legacy

Asia Climate Partners ("ACP") is a joint initiative of the Asian Development Bank, ORIX and Robeco ("the Partners") to make private equity investments in the clean energy, resource efficiency and environmental sectors in Asia. ACP benefits from the combined strength of Robeco as a global asset manager, as well as ORIX and ADB as two of the most active investors in the target sectors in the Asia-Pacific region. Institutional support from the Partners includes deal sourcing, due diligence and access to regional networks.

Robeco is a prominent independent asset manager, founded in 1929 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Robeco offers investment solutions in a broad range of strategies and is a global leader in sustainability investing. As of March 31, 2015, Robeco had EUR 281 billion of assets under management. Robeco employs over 1,400 professionals located in 15 countries, with specialized investment centers, sales and service teams in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. The firm provides investment solutions for more than one million private investors, institutional clients and distribution partners. Robeco is the center of expertise for asset management within ORIX, which acquired a 90.1% stake in Robeco in 2013. Rabobank, a world leader in food/agri, renewable energy financing and sustainability-oriented banking services, owns the remainder of the shares in Robeco. Learn more about Robeco.

RobecoSAM has become one of the world’s leading platforms for sustainability investing in terms of product development, innovation, and distribution. The overarching investment theme of RobecoSAM both in the public and private equity domain is resource efficiency. As of June 30, 2015, RobecoSAM had approximately EUR 4.7 billion of assets under management (including advice and licences ). Founded in 1995 and with over 130 specialist staff located in Zurich and Rotterdam, RobecoSAM offers clients a comprehensive range of differentiated and complementary Sustainability Investing solutions, including indices, actively managed diversified and thematic equities, private equity, active ownership, and corporate sustainability benchmarking services. RobecoSAM manages a range of leading public equity funds investing in sustainable themes such as energy, water, materials, healthy living, and climate change. RobecoSAM’s Research team consists of over 20 people, who cover the full spectrum of sustainability and resource efficiency industries and provide advice to RobecoSAM’s portfolio management team. Furthermore, due to the long standing leadership of RobecoSAM in the field of sustainability research, RobecoSAM Research has access to a global network of industry leaders and experts. Learn more about RobecoSAM.

ORIX was established in 1964 as Orient Leasing Co., Ltd. by three trading companies and five banks that included the Sanwa Bank (presently Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.), the Industrial Bank of Japan and Nippon Kangyo Bank (presently Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Mizuho Holdings, Inc.), and the Bank of Kobe (presently Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation). The company's name was changed to ORIX Corporation in 1989. ORIX expanded its leasing business throughout Asia since expanding into Hong Kong in 1971. Today, ORIX operates in 36 countries and regions worldwide, including Japan, developing diversified financial services that include leasing, lending, rentals, automobiles, real estate, life insurance, banking, as well as environmental and energy businesses. In Japan, ORIX is registered and regulated by the Financial Services Agency and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. ORIX is a public company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (TSE: 8591; NYSE: IX). As of March 31, 2015 ORIX had more than 30,000 employees, its total revenues were JPY 2. 175 trillion (approx. USD 17.9 billion) and net income was JPY 235 billion (approx. USD 1.9 billion) with total assets of JPY 11.4 trillion (approx. USD 94.4 billion).

ORIX is made up of six business segments, including Corporate Financial Services, Maintenance Leasing, Real Estate, Investment and Operation, Retail and Overseas Business. The Investment and Operations business began with the establishment of a venture capital business in 1983. Its ensuing development has mirrored trends in the business environment and includes a loan servicing business that invests in non-performing loans as well as commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) management and collection, a principal investment business, a securities brokerage and a mergers and acquisitions and financial advisory business. The Investment and Operations segment also comprises the Eco Services sub-business, which consists of (a) Renewable Energy Business, (b) Energy Conservation Services, (c) Electric Power Supply Business and (d) Resource and Waste Processing Business. Learn more about ORIX.

Founded in 1966, the Asian Development Bank is a AAA-rated multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through the promotion of inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth and regional integration. ADB, which is owned by its 67 member states, including 48 from the Asia and Pacific region, focuses on five core areas of operations: infrastructure; the environment, including climate change; regional cooperation and integration; finance sector development; and education. In addition to providing assistance to public sector entities for development purposes, ADB provides direct financial assistance to private sector enterprises in its Developing Member Countries through equity investments, loans and grants. No other multilateral or bilateral development institution has a comparable presence in the region, making ADB an important partner for institutions and investors seeking to expand their coverage into Asia-Pacific and/or sectors where ADB has acquired unmatched expertise. ADB has more than 3,000 staff and a network of 29 offices across the Asia and Pacific region.

Over the last 30 years, ADB has become an increasingly active equity investor throughout Asia. Today, the bank’s equity investment activities include both general and limited partner investments in private equity funds, as well as direct investments in attractive, high-growth companies across a variety of sectors in which ADB specializes. As of December 31, 2014 ADB  had an equity investment portfolio of around USD 1.3 billion, with approximately USD 1.0 billion invested in 65 private equity funds and USD 400 million in direct investments. Learn more about ADB.