Mercer – Renewable Energy investing becoming ‘mainstream’

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Reforming Global Finance

In advance of the 8th Annual AltAssets Renewable Energy Investor Forum on 22nd February, we interviewed Toby Buscombe, Global Head of Infrastructure at Mercer Investment Consulting. We delved into Mercer’s outlook on the sector, and how renewable energy investing has developed over the past four years. See below for a snapshot:

Renewable energy investing is moving into the mainstream as a common inclusion in real assets and energy portfolios, claims Mercer’s Toby Buscombe

“Today, the capital we have invested spans across a number of renewable energy sector funds that we have allocated to as part of the sustainable investment programme that we have built for clients. But then also multi-sector funds, generalist infrastructure funds where increasingly those vehicles themselves will have an allocation to renewable energy infrastructure.”

“As a sector, renewable energy has become a lot more mainstream. It is a common inclusion in a real asset or an energy portfolio. It is not seen as a niche sub-sector that only people with a strong ESG or sustainability focus feel obliged to allocate to.”….read more here

Toby will be sharing further insights at the forum on 22nd February alongside a stellar lineup of expert speakers. Apply here for a place at this exclusive, LP-driven investor forum.

Though I am not able to share a full list of attendees, I have included a small selection of LP attendees below:

Brunel Pension Partnership / PSP Investments / AustralianSuper / KWAP Pension / CPPIB ELO Mutual Pension Insurance / Bank of America UK Pension Scheme / CDPQ / Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia / LPFA / PGGM / London Borough of Croydon Pension Fund / Merseyside Pension Fund / South Yorkshire Pension Authority / CDC Group / West Yorkshire Pension Fund / OPTrust / RPMI Railpen / Avon Pension Fund / West Midlands Pension Fund / BAE Systems Pension Fund / Tesco Pension Fund / Universities Superannuation Scheme / Partners Group / Strathclyde Pension Fund / UBS Multi-Managers / AP Fonden 2 / GIC / Adveq / Morgan Stanley / Baillie Gifford / Golding Capital / Church Commissioners / FERI Trust / Gatemore / VBV Pensionskasse / NEST Pension Fund / Willis Towers Watson / FMO / Unigestion / Mercer / BlackRock / Kuwait Investment Authority / Ireland Strategic Investment Fund / EBRD / Jade Invest / Pinebridge / European Investment Bank / MetLife / Townsend Group / Norfund / BMO Asset Management / StepStone Global / Public Investment Corporation

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