Going Beyond Green

Going Beyond Green: Do Listed Clean Energy Infrastructure Shares Make Financial Sense for Investors?

We know that low carbon infrastructure investing is good for the planet, but does it make financial sense for big, mainstream investors? While wind and solarpower projects attract hundreds of billions of dollars in asset financing each year, the participation of institutional investors in the clean energy sector remains limited. According to the OECD (2017), less than 1% of total asset allocation by institutional investors is made to unlisted infrastructure, with renewable energy infrastructure constituting just a fraction of that.