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.
ESG Investing Awards 2021
Investment Fund of the Year
ESG Investing Awards 2021
Winner Best ESG Investment Fund:
ESG Investing Awards 2021
Winner Best ESG Investment Fund:
As an investor and manager of low carbon and renewables infrastructure and businesses, our core goal is inherently driven toward Net Zero Climate goals and building real asset investments that deliver enduring carbon emissions reduction. Our focus on sustainability, ethics and stewardship supports and extends well beyond this, to our broad stakeholder population and the many communities in which our businesses operate. We are conscious of the impacts our investees have on society at large, through job creation and preservation, improved business transparency and governance, greater community engagement, increased team diversity, promotion of a business culture supporting principled and ethical behavior and importantly, reduced environmental impacts from the daily operation of our assets.
Our Inaugural Stewardship Report comes at what we believe is a critical time for all asset managers to increase their ESG and stewardship activities and to accelerate our collective influence, innovation and positive impact. Quinbrook believes that through our specialist focus on investments that build new assets and businesses that support a sustainable, just transition and accelerated pathway to Net Zero, we are better able to protect and enhance the value of all capital – human, environmental and financial – for our investors and broader society.
The UN PRI is the world’s leading reporting project on responsible investment and annually evaluates investors’ integration of ESG into investment practice.
Quinbrook is delighted to have received the following scores in its 2021 Assessment across both its assessed categories:
With a total of 3,097 firms reporting, the average median score for responding companies across all categories was 47% according to the publicly available results published by UN PRI. The median score for Investment & Stewardship Policy was 60% and the median for Direct Infrastructure was 77%.
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.
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.
During 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us to reconsider and alter our habits and priorities amidst a growing awareness of the impacts climate change is having on our lives and livelihoods. 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.
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 ESG 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 such as cybersecurity programs, hiring and diversity, executive pay alignment, and drive broader climate and ESG goals.
ESG champions across our Senior Leadership, Investment, Finance and Compliance Teams
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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 ESG and Sustainability activities
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
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 and is Chair of the firm’s Investment 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
Holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney
Pia Tapley has over 14 years of experience.
Lead Analyst for technology hardware at N+1 Singer Capital Markets
Audit Principal at the National Audit Office
Holds a Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Oxford and is ACA qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
Associate with over 6 years’ experience in the global energy sector
Investment Analyst in the Climate Business Department of the International Finance Corporation from 2016 to 2018 where he was responsible for bringing new financial products and business models to emerging markets to expedite the energy transition. Alex worked on distributed generation securitization in India and Brazil and helped IFC launch its first Forests Bond backed by a forest conservation project in Kenya
Associate at York Capital Management between 2014 and 2016 where he helped York develop a portfolio of over 1 GW of renewable energy
Previously worked as an M&A Advisory Associate at PwC where he helped advise companies in pre-deal due diligence and post-merger integration
Holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from Elon University and an MBA from the Wharton School. Alex is also a CFA charter holder and a former CPA
Senior Associate with 4 years’ experience in finance
Achieved the CISI Level III Certificate in Securities
Holds a MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance with Distinction from the Imperial College Business School (ICBS) in London for which she was awarded the ICBS and Grantham Institute prize for the best overall performance on the programme and was recognised on the 2017/18 Deans list for Academic Excellence
Holds a BSc in Management from the London School of Economics
Senior Vice President with over 13 years’ experience in clean and conventional energy projects and investments
Ms. Louie is responsible for financial analysis, structuring, risk and ESG assessment of new investments and ongoing asset management responsibilities
Associate in the CEI division at Capital Dynamics between 2012 and 2015, where she was integrally involved in the Cape Byron Power investment
Process Engineer at Worley, a global provider of technical, project and operational support services in the energy and infrastructure sector, between 2008 and 2012
Holds a B.A. in Chemical Engineering and Commerce (Finance) with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland, Australia
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.
We believe better Stewardship and ESG risk and impact practices are inherently tied to capital protection and growth for the long term.