Our infrastructure capability also has a longstanding commitment to the principles of responsible investment. We began investing in infrastructure in 1996 and today, with £4.4bn of assets under management, we are one of the UK’s largest direct investors. Our investment portfolio currently comprises 15 investments spanning renewable energy, regulated utilities, ports and transport infrastructure.
Our responsible approach to investing means that we believe a portfolio company’s approach to ESG considerations materially impacts long-term value and all aspects of risk management.
The public service nature of infrastructure assets means that it is important to focus on responsible investment. It also highlights the need for sustainability and a high-quality, affordable service. Infrastructure projects are generally long-term partnerships and so, it is important for key stakeholders, such as the community, regulators and investors, to engage constructively.