Also recognized for Best Energy Transition and Best Infrastructure Fund by independent panel of expert judges
February 10, 2021 – Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (“Quinbrook”), a specialist investor in lower carbon, renewable energy and data infrastructure, today announced that its Low Carbon Power Fund was awarded ESG Investment Fund of the Year by the 2021 ESG Investing Awards.
The ESG Investing Awards recognize the most impactful products, funds and initiatives that are making a positive contribution towards Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing. This awards program is the only one devoted to assessing and evaluating the best advisers and investment managers involved in all areas of ESG investing across the globe. Winners were selected by an independent panel of experts from industry and academia. Contenders for Investment Fund of the Year designation were selected from the winners from each of the Awards’ individual Investment Fund categories.
Quinbrook was also named the winner in the categories of:
Best ESG Investment Fund: Energy Transition; and
Best ESG Investment Fund: Infrastructure
Quinbrook’s Low Carbon Power Fund has employed a differentiated investment strategy involving the creation of low carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets in the US, UK and Australia and the acquisition and remediation or growth of what Quinbrook perceived to be impaired or undervalued energy assets and businesses. The Fund was guided by Quinbrook’s commitment to environmental, social and governance principles as a core feature of its investment philosophy. The Fund has completed a diverse range of investments in onshore wind power, utility and distributed scale solar PV and battery storage, peaking power and grid support infrastructure, green electricity retailing, distributed energy solutions (including Virtual Power Plants) and flexible dispatch and demand response solutions. In March 2019, Quinbrook announced that it had closed the Low Carbon Power Fund with more than US$1.6 billion in investor commitments.
David Scaysbrook, co-founder and managing partner of Quinbrook, commented: “Our team’s many years of industry expertise, shared commitment to ESG principles and industrial approach to energy investing has differentiated our strategy with our investor base. We are proud to see that strategy—and the core commitment to renewables and lower carbon that guides it—recognized by our peers across the ESG investment industry .”
Anne Foster, Head of ESG at Quinbrook, commented: “Our global investment team and portfolio businesses have had a long-standing commitment to climate, ESG and impact and we are ever conscious of the growing importance to our investors and all stakeholders of the projects and businesses in our portfolios. We are committed to continuous improvement in our climate and ESG decision making, actions, processes and reporting. This recognition strengthens our conviction that we are on the right track as we continue to seek to progress and advance all our actions across climate and ESG. There is still much more to do”.
Forward-Looking Disclosure Quinbrook is not a paid subscriber to ESG Investing nor did it pay as a condition of eligibility. The awards are not indicative of future performance. 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.
About Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (www.quinbrook.com) is a specialist investment manager focused exclusively on lower carbon and renewable energy infrastructure investment and operational asset management in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Quinbrook is led and managed by a senior team of power industry professionals who have collectively invested over US $8 billion of equity in energy infrastructure assets since the early 1990s, representing a total enterprise value of US $28.7 billion or 19.5 GW of power supply capacity. Quinbrook's investment and asset management team has offices in Houston, London, Jersey, and the Gold Coast of Australia. Quinbrook's global investment and portfolio company teams are actively developing and constructing a portfolio exceeding 8GW of onshore wind, solar PV , reserve peaking power, battery storage projects, grid support infrastructure, Virtual Power Plants and Community Energy Networks across the U.S., U.K. and Australia.
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