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.

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.

Seeking ‘Best Practice’ Stewardship and ESG Risk Mitigation

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.

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 the recovery from COVID-19

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.

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 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.

Dedicated ESG Team

ESG champions across our Senior Leadership, Investment, Finance and Compliance Teams

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Anne Foster
GLOBAL HEAD OF ESG

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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Pia Tapley
HEAD OF COMPLIANCE AND FINANCIAL CONTROL

With over 14 years’ experience, Ms. Tapley is responsible for…

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Alex Dempsey
ASSOCIATE

With over 6 years’ experience in the global energy sector,

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Lisa Engelen
ANALYST

With 4 years’ experience in finance

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Rachel Louie
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

With over 13 years’ experience in clean and conventional energy projects and investments. Ms. Louie is responsible for…

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Anne Foster

GLOBAL HEAD OF ESG

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ESG and Impact

GLOBAL HEAD OF ESG

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

David Scaysbrook

CO-FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER

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ESG 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 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

  • 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

Pia Tapley

HEAD OF COMPLIANCE AND FINANCIAL CONTROL

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ESG and Impact

HEAD OF COMPLIANCE AND FINANCIAL CONTROL

Head of Compliance and Financial Control with over 14 years’ experience

Ms. Tapley is responsible for regulatory compliance, investor reporting and financial control at Quinbrook

  • 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

Alex Dempsey

ASSOCIATE

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ESG and Impact

ASSOCIATE

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

Lisa Engelen

ANALYST

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ANALYST

Analyst with 4 years’ experience in finance

  • Previously worked as an analyst in the investment banking division at Credit Suisse in London, with experience in M&A and public and private offerings of debt and equity
  • 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

Rachel Louie

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

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ESG and Impact

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

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

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.

Stewardship, ESG and Impact

We believe better Stewardship and ESG risk and impact practices are inherently tied to capital protection and growth for the long term.

OVER

3.3GWh

of renewable energy generated in 2020
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OVER

11.2GW

of renewable energy and transition assets

2.4million

Tons of of CO2e estimated avoided emissions in 2020

OVER

US$1.5billion

in economic benefits estimated to regional communities estimated over asset lives
oil

OVER

3100

Estimated jobs created across expected asset lives

OVER

1000

schools, colleges and social housing communities provided with more affordable renewable energy

OVER

US$60million

in wages estimated over the lives of operational projects, creating local community, rural and metro jobs

66000

retail customers provided with community electricity, solar PV, electric vehicle charging and ‘smart’ metering points.

OVER

99%

of investments actively managed

OVER

3.3GWh

of renewable energy generated in 2020
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OVER

11.2GW

of renewable energy and transition assets

2.4million

Tons of of CO2e estimated avoided emissions in 2020

OVER

US$1.5billion

in economic benefits estimated to regional communities estimated over asset lives
oil

OVER

3100

Estimated jobs created across expected asset lives

OVER

1000

schools, colleges and social housing communities provided with more affordable renewable energy

OVER

US$60million

in wages estimated over the lives of operational projects, creating local community, rural and metro jobs

66000

retail customers provided with community electricity, solar PV, electric vehicle charging and ‘smart’ metering points.

OVER

99%

of investments actively managed

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