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In the third and final part of our Deep Dive, we find energy efficiency – key to the energy transition – remains the 'forgotten fuel' and that most managers and investors prefer engagement over divestment.
It will be critical for those investing in infra - directly or indirectly - to adopt measures both at the portfolio and firm level to reduce emissions.
We asked industry leaders questions from how they are reducing their carbon footprint to whether they are divesting from fossil fuels. With some notable exceptions, disclosure was hard to come by, suggesting there is a lot of work to be done.
Since the final recommendations were released in 2017, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures has gained momentum and supporters, but ‘progress must be accelerated’.
In the US, universities are implementing comprehensive energy transition programmes with the help of alternative investors.
Anna Foller, sustainability manager at the Sixth Swedish National Pension Fund, talks us through the fund’s response to climate change.
The Church of England's deputy director of ethics at its pension board, Stephen Barrie, insists that GPs should have the capacity to analyse, understand and act on ESG data.
David Russell, head of responsible investment at the UK's biggest private pension, discusses how the private equity industry is reacting to climate change.
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec vice-president and chief stewardship investing officer Bertrand Millot discusses how the pension communicates its needs to external private equity managers.
Britain's offshore wind industry has come of age at a startling rate and presents new market dynamics for the sector.
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