Climate Impact and Opportunities Report

We are proud to share our latest Climate Opportunity and Risk report with you, which outlines our approach to investing in the energy transition, driving impact through additionality and growth investments, and actively managing portfolio strategies and risks.

Read our latest report here

Our Awards

ESG Investing Awards 2021
Investment Fund of the Year

ESG Investing Awards 2021
Winner Best ESG Investment Fund:
Energy Transition

ESG Investing Awards 2021
Winner Best ESG Investment Fund:
Infrastructure

Awarded February 2021, the only winner among more than 90 finalists in 17 investment fund categories. The award is not indicative of future performance. Quinbrook is not a paid subscriber to ESG Investing nor did it pay as a condition of eligibility. ESG Investing awards are made based on nominations by market participants, including Quinbrook, and assessed by a panel of independent judges comprising financial market professionals, academics and independent experts.

Driving Opportunity and ‘Best Practice’ Stewardship and Risk Management

As an investor and manager of low-carbon and renewable infrastructure and businesses, our primary mission is inherently aligned with achieving ambitious industrial and climate goals. Our commitment to sustainability, ethics, and responsible stewardship extends to our diverse stakeholder community and the numerous communities where our ventures operate.

We are acutely aware of the far-reaching impact our portfolio companies have on society. Through growth and new build investments, we can create and preserve jobs, enhance business transparency and governance, foster community engagement, promote team diversity, cultivate a corporate culture rooted in integrity and ethics, and seek to drive sustainable opportunities across Quinbrook’s managed portfolios.

Quinbrook firmly believes that our specialised focus on investments that facilitate the creation of new assets and businesses supporting a sustainable, equitable energy future positions us to safeguard and enrich the value of all forms of capital—human, environmental, and financial—for our investors and society at large.

UN PRI Assessment 2023

The UN PRI is the world’s leading reporting project on responsible investment and annually evaluates investors’ integration of climate, sustainability, social impact and responsibility into investment practice.

Quinbrook is delighted to have received the following scores in its 2023 Assessment across all its assessed categories:

  • Policy Governance and Strategy: 98%, ★★★★★
  • Direct – Infrastructure: 100%, ★★★★★
  • Confidence building measures: 100%, ★★★★★

The median score for Policy Governance and Strategy was 60%, the median for Direct Infrastructure was 79%, and the median for Confidence building measures was 80%.

These results highlight Quinbrook’s rigorous integration of ESG into its active investment and management decision-making, and its ongoing commitment to investing responsibly to build a cleaner, more resilient energy landscape.

Quinbrook’s full Assessment and Transparency reports from the UN PRI are available to download.

Environmental stewardship

Climate and emissions reduction are central to Quinbrook’s purpose and investment thesis, and to meeting the 2015 Paris Agreement commitments to “holding the increase in the global average temperature to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels”. Renewable energy also has a much broader responsibility to minimize environmental harm and we endeavour to support the environments in which our assets reside. Initiatives have included the creation of co-located pollinator habitats, supporting local farmers; recycling and reuse of assets such as batteries and solar panels to minimize life cycle footprint; stopping use of native timber and food sources land for biomass; and understanding water stress and minimizing water use through better design, such as data centers with recycled water supply.

Jobs, community impact and supporting local economic recovery

Job creation, job displacement and retraining, community health and wellbeing, human rights and modern slavery are all central considerations in the growth of long-term infrastructure development. By investing in new build assets, Quinbrook is able to create new jobs, support areas that may have suffered job displacement and can drive better environmental justice, provide better affordability, security and reliability of energy and work with communities who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Beyond our impact on our immediate communities, Quinbrook is focused on our supply chains, seeking to use our influence to cease modern slavery, a complex issue across many industries and regions today.

Active management, alignment and improved governance

Through active governance control, continuous engagement with our investee business management teams and consistently applied investment processes, we seek to achieve enduring alignment in the pursuit of positive climate, environmental, social and governance impacts from our investing activities. We believe that the integration of responsible investment and impact practices and commitments into our own investment processes and ongoing asset management is fundamental to both long-term value creation and value protection. This commitment equips us to anticipate, plan for and avoid certain risks whilst also identifying opportunities to create lasting value through improved resilience of essential infrastructure and related businesses. Through investee board representation Quinbrook is able drive more robust governance measures and implement key initiatives to drive broader climate, sustainability and impact goals.

Dedicated Sustainable Investment and Impact Team

Sustainable and Responsible Investment champions across our Senior Leadership, Investment, Finance and Compliance Teams

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Anne Foster
MANAGING DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY AND IMPACT INVESTMENT

With over 15 years’ experience across investment, financial advisory, asset management and investing banking for infrastructure and global energy, Ms. Foster is responsible for…

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David Scaysbrook
CO-FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER

With over 28 years’ experience in energy and renewables infrastructure, Mr. Scaysbrook is responsible for…

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Daniel Feeney
SENIOR ANALYST

With 3 years’ experience in asset management, Mr. Feeney is responsible for…

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Laila Tamraz
ANALYST

With 2 years’ experience in the global energy sector, Miss. Tamraz is responsible for…

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Anne Foster

MANAGING DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY AND IMPACT INVESTMENT

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Sustainability and Impact

MANAGING DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY AND IMPACT INVESTMENT

Managing Director with over 15 years’ experience across investment, financial advisory, asset management and investment banking focused on infrastructure and global energy

Ms. Foster is responsible for leading the firm’s Sustainability and Impact initiatives globally, and is a member of Quinbrook’s Investment Committee

  • Vice President for the CEI division at Capital Dynamics Group between 2010 and 2014, supporting investment analysis, fundraising and investment transaction project management

  • Previously worked in Asset Management for Deutsche Bank Asset Management Infrastructure, Grant Samuel M&A and Investment Banking at Credit Suisse

  • Has completed postgraduate studies at MIT in Digital Transformation (Blockchain, IoT, Cryptocurrencies, AI and Cybersecurity), holds a Master of Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia, a Bachelor of Science (specialising in Environmental Science) from the University of New South Wales, Australia with First Class Honours and has also studied under scholarship at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

David Scaysbrook

CO-FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER

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Sustainability and Impact

CO-FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER

Co-Founder and Managing Partner with over 28 years’ experience in energy and renewables infrastructure

Mr. Scaysbrook is responsible for overall management, leading firm strategy, is Chair of Quinbrook’s Investment Committee and a member of the Executive Committee

  • Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder/Global Head of Clean Energy & Infrastructure (“CEI”) division at Capital Dynamics Group between 2010 and 2015. Led the team that successfully established four direct investment programs which raised and deployed over US$1 billion of institutional equity capital in clean energy projects in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. Mr. Scaysbrook served on the CEI Investment Committee

  • Head of Climate Change & Alternative Energy and Executive Director at Hastings Funds Management in 2009

  • Founder of Novera Energy PLC, one of the UK’s most diversified non-utility renewable energy companies between 1998 and 2009

  • Member of the inaugural PRI Infrastructure Advisory Committee and Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Climate Investment Centre at Imperial College, London

  • Served on the Renewables Advisory Board to the UK Minister of Energy in 2005 and 2006
  • Holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney

Daniel Feeney

SENIOR ANALYST

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Sustainability and Impact

SENIOR ANALYST

Senior analyst with 3 years’ experience in asset management.

Mr. Feeney is responsible for ESG in investment and asset management across Quinbrook’s global portfolio

  • Previously worked in investment management consulting as an Analyst at Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, with a focus on fintech, data and analytics.

  • Further experience in clean energy investment at Longspur Capital, and in ESG supporting the development of an ESG benchmarking and reporting start-up.
  • Holds an MSc in Climate Change Finance & Investment from the University of Edinburgh Business School, as well as a BA in History from the University of Warwick.

 

 

Laila Tamraz

ANALYST

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Sustainability and Impact

ANALYST

Analyst with 2 years’ experience in the global energy sector.

Miss Tamraz is an Analyst in Quinbrook’s Investment Team in the UK, focused on ESG

  • Prior to Quinbrook, Laila was an Associate Pipeline Engineer at McDermott Middle East where she supported the Subsea Team on offshore projects. She dual-hatted her engineering role with the role of Area Sustainability Lead for the Middle East.
  • Holds a Masters in Management from London Business School as well as an MSc in GeoEnergy and a BSc (hons) in Geology and Physical Geography from the University of Edinburgh.

 

 

United Nations Targets

The United Nations has highlighted climate change mitigation as one of its most important objectives of its Sustainable Develompent Goals. These align with the core of Quinbrook’s overall investment strategy. Moreover, Quinbrook works to quantifiably and, at scale, support many other UN SDG targets.

Through our commitment to global climate and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we seek to achieve enduring impact, capital protection and risk management through active management and the pursuit of positive climate, environmental, social and governance goals.

Stewardship, Climate and Impact

We believe better stewardship, climate, sustainability risk and impact practices are inherently tied to capital protection and growth for the long term.

OVER

2.9TWh

of renewable energy generated in 2022
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188TWh

forecast renewable generation by Quinbrook’s portfolio over asset lives

Over

35million

gallons of water used. 80% less water usage than natural gas plants producing the same MWh of power

OVER

749k

tCO2e of avoided emissions in 2022

22GW

capacity in portfolio including pipeline
100% UN PRI score in all submitted modules in 2021

USD1.06billion

in estimated wages paid over asset lives of operating portfolio

7950

estimated jobs created by Quinbrook projects

5.5billion

gallons of industrial waste forecast to be treated over asset lives

OVER

2.9TWh

of renewable energy generated in 2022
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188TWh

forecast renewable generation by Quinbrook’s portfolio over asset lives

Over

35million

gallons of water used. 80% less water usage than natural gas plants producing the same MWh of power

OVER

749k

tCO2e of avoided emissions in 2022

22GW

capacity in portfolio including pipeline
100% UN PRI score in all submitted modules in 2021

USD1.06billion

in estimated wages paid over asset lives of operating portfolio

7950

estimated jobs created by Quinbrook projects

5.5billion

gallons of industrial waste forecast to be treated over asset lives

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