Kyoto Planet(TM) Group Makes Its Debut: One Part Eco-Business; One Part Eco-Investment; One Part Eco-Foundation, Making a Total Solution

    New Company Puts Power of Change in the Hands of Private Sector and

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 27 /CNW/ -- Kyoto Planet Group, an
innovative new business and information platform aimed at being a starting
point for the eco-generation - consumers, investors, entrepreneurs and
resource-threatened communities, made its debut today. Kyoto Planet Group is
dedicated to helping people focus on effective, practical environmental
solutions, through education, participation and powerful financial and
investment vehicles.
    Kyoto Planet is a new eco-conscious company with three distinct but
interrelated parts: Kyoto Planet Financial, a vehicle to support and
facilitate investment in and management of business opportunities in the green
sector; Kyoto Planet Enterprises, a division focused on practical information,
products and services for conscious consumers and businesses; and the Kyoto
Planet Foundation, established to award grants and manage the non-profit
portion of the company's business.
    "Individuals and the private sector must take a leadership role in
redirecting the path of our planet toward a more sustainable future," said
Damien Reynolds, chairman and CEO of the Kyoto Planet Group. "Kyoto Planet
plans to be a significant driver of that movement using capital, creativity
and charity."
    Kyoto Planet Group is dedicated to providing access to avenues and tools
for people and business to focus resources on effective, practical solutions.
In addition, the Group is dedicated to creating a platform for education,
participation, communication, as well as providing powerful financial vehicles
to invest in that promote green technology and renewable energy. Investment is
the key to our collective future.
    Kyoto Planet Financial
    Kyoto Planet Financial includes Kyoto Planet Capital Partners and Kyoto
Planet Asset Management.
    Kyoto Planet Capital Partners is a global investment company with a focus
on investing in primarily private companies in the renewable and eco-friendly
sectors. The objective is to help companies' grow to a leadership position and
provide assistance to those aiming to become public companies. This is done
with equity investment and in-house expertise with a range of services
including investor relations and grant relations, along with the support of
Kyoto Planet Mind.
    Kyoto Planet Asset Management provides professionally managed investments
for individuals and institutions to gain exposure to the rapidly growing
renewable energy and clean technology industries.
    "We believe investing and funding companies that combat climate change is
both a necessity and an opportunity," said Craig Basinger, CEO of Kyoto Planet
Asset Management.
    Kyoto Planet Enterprises
    A second pillar the Group's activity is Kyoto Planet Enterprises. Kyoto
Planet Enterprises will use the Internet, mobile communications, traditional
media and publishing to become a trusted source for knowledge, goods and
services in the environmental and sustainability space. Kyoto Planet
Enterprises will be anchored by an integrated web portal, due for launch in
January 2008, which will serve as a gateway to a broad range of consumer and
business-to-business products and services. This portal will also provide an
online destination to learn, share and start a dialogue around eco-conscious
    Kyoto Planet Foundation
    At the heart of Kyoto Planet Group lies Kyoto Planet Foundation, the non-
profit arm of the Group. Its purpose is to distribute funds to environmental
groups that strive to solve climate change issues and create sustainable
living. It will help fund education and research of new and renewable
energies; seek to shift the perceptions of business into offering climate-
friendly goods and services; and secure socially responsible investment that
makes a difference.
    Kyoto Planet Mind
    Sitting across the three key pillars of Kyoto Planet Group is a unique
concept called Kyoto Planet Mind. Kyoto Planet Mind will be the intellectual
hub of the group. The aim is to become a forum to share new concepts and
access information, research and ideas around sustainable living and
environmental issues. In this way, Kyoto Planet Mind will develop into an
information resource hub for business, investment, teaching, research and
consumer knowledge.
    About Kyoto Planet Group
    Kyoto Planet Group is a socially responsible eco-conscious company
housing three distinct but interrelated entities: Kyoto Planet Financial
Services (trading as Kyoto Planet Capital Partners & Kyoto Planet Asset
Management), a vehicle to support and facilitate active investments in the
green sector; Kyoto Planet Enterprises, a division focused on practical
information, products and services for environmentally conscious consumers and
businesses; and the Kyoto Planet Foundation, established to award grants and
manage the non-profit activities of the company. For more information please

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For further information: Helen Allrich of Weber Shandwick, 
+1-425-452-5402,, for Kyoto Planet Group Web Site:

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