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Carbon offsetting is an inevitable part of net zero – and investors could benefit.
A growing interest in climate and biodiversity is affecting managers’ approach to timberland investing.
Tawny owl, scientific name: Strix aluco. Close up of an adult owl perched on a fence in a summer meadow filled with colourful yellow buttercups and grasses.
Two major developments over the past year have significantly raised the stakes when it comes to how infrastructure managers consider their biodiversity impacts.
Managers face a difficult task in managing impacts beyond their direct operations.
Achieving standardisation in data remains the holy grail for infrastructure.
The need for sustainable infrastructure is obvious to many, but some managers must walk a tightrope to navigate the anti-ESG movement.
Infrastructure funds are under growing pressure to deliver ‘nature-positive’ investments.
While scaleability remains a concern, microgrids have a significant role in bringing power to developing countries.
Infrastructure projects are key to place-based impact investing fulfilling its potential.
Impact-focused investors increasingly see the potential for positive environmental and social outcomes through agri investments

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