As London re-examines what it is to be a global financial centre, the UK needs to provide more leadership at home, in terms of tangible activity in climate change, from corporate and sovereign green bond issuance, to greater certainty over renewable energy policy to green housing and infrastructure. There is currently a gap between the UK and other competitor nations which we need to close.
Infrastructure has become one of the fastest growing investment sectors worldwide, with private sector infrastructure investment reaching record levels in 2016. In the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement – with an estimated $1 trillion of investment required to achieve global decarbonisation and energy goals – renewable energy infrastructure in particular has emerged as an opportunity to generate significant returns.
We aim to highlight the opportunities for UK pension funds and others to invest in unlisted renewable energy infrastructure.
Our latest report launches at COP23 15th November: The renewable energy infrastructure investment opportunity for UK pension schemes
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