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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Sustainable and Responsible Investment champions across our Senior Leadership, Investment, Finance and Compliance Teams
With over 15 years’ experience across investment, financial advisory, asset management and investing banking for infrastructure and global energy, Ms. Foster is responsible for…Read more
With over 28 years’ experience in energy and renewables infrastructure, Mr. Scaysbrook is responsible for…Read more
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With 2 years’ experience in the global energy sector, Miss. Tamraz is responsible for…Read more
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 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
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
Holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney
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.
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.
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
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.
We believe better stewardship, climate, sustainability risk and impact practices are inherently tied to capital protection and growth for the long term.