Peter Kennedy

About Peter Kennedy
  • Managing Director, CLSA Capital Partners - Clean Resources Fund
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Peter has been investing in private and public companies for nearly 30 years across Asia, US and Europe. He currently heads CLSA’s Clean Resources Private Equity Fund, based out of Singapore. The Fund has an impact-driven focus, targeting growth stage investments in the water and sustainable agriculture sectors. The Fund’s strategy is to combine real assets/projects in Asia with best-in-class global technologies.

Peter was an early investor in the impact space and has closed more than 20 deals in this area since 2003. He is a frequent speaker at water and clean tech conferences, including the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit, The Blue Tech Forum, the World Water-Tech Investment Summit, Singapore International Water Week, and has been a member of The Cleantech Group’s annual Expert Panel.

Prior to joining CLSA Capital Partners in 2009, Peter was the founding partner of Fulcrum Funds, an Impact investment fund targeting opportunities in the environmental and health care technology areas. He was an early investor in sustainable agriculture/aquaculture technologies and recycling. During this time, he served as an advisor to PG&E on their Smart Meter Strategy and has been a guest speaker and lecturer on sustainable venture investing at University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University and Columbia University.

Prior to Fulcrum, Peter led Morgan Stanley’s research efforts in New York and London, evaluating early-stage technology and telecommunications companies. At Morgan Stanley, Peter brought 11 initial public offerings (IPOs) to market in an aggregate amount of over US$1 billion and was a top Institutional Investor ranked equity analyst.

Before joining Morgan Stanley, Peter managed new business development for NYNEX International and directed over US$500 million of investment into new Asian and European infrastructure businesses.

Peter holds an MBA and BA in Economics from the Hagan School of Business, Iona College. He has been personally active in CLSA’s Chairman’s Trust on environmental issues in Asia and is an investor in sustainable agriculture in Africa. Peter currently lives in Singapore with his wife Natalie, their four children and their giant schnauzer “Jetta”.


Social Investment in Forest Ecosystem Services

05 Jun 2018

Read session notes here. Session Description Southeast Asia’s forests contain some of the world’s richest and most valuable resources and habitats; they provide goods such as timber, food and fuel and ecological functions such as nutrient cycling, carbon storage and…Read More

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