Institutional Investing in Infrastructure

May 1, 2017: Vol. 10, Number 5

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How ESG investing pays off: The best-performing infrastructure assets over the long term are those with strong environmental, social and governance credentials

Until very recently, one might have been forgiven for thinking that the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials of an infrastructure investment were an optional extra; an afterthought to the all-important revenues and returns of a fund or individual asset. However, the importance of investing in sustainable assets is now central to the financial decision-making process of the majority of institutional investors.

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Talking the talk: 2017 board meeting on tap

It feels like only yesterday we were in Boston for our 2016 Institutional Investing in Infrastructure (i3) editorial advisory board meeting. Now we are a few weeks away from the 2017 i3 editorial meeting in Toronto. For those who are new to i3, you might be wondering what the board meeting even is; it is an invitation-only event with managers, consultants and institutional investors engaging in roundtable discussions.

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Need-driven investing: A transportation infrastructure investment gap is widening, and if people and industry are to keep pace with economic and population demands, capital is required

Transportation infrastructure comprises physical assets that allow for the movement of goods and people, and are essential to global economic health and future growth. In this article, we focus on the rail freight, passenger rail services, and highways and railways sectors. Many of these assets are typically regulated, or operate under long-term concession agreements, where […]

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Research review: A guide to recent infrastructure research reports and papers

Driverless future: a policy roadmap for city leaders By Arcadis, HR&A Advisors and Sam Schwartz The complete report, which was published in March 2017, is available at http://driverlessfuture.webflow.io/ Synopsis: Although infrastructure investors do not commit capital to carmakers, they do invest in the roads and bridges these vehicles use, and with the advent of autonomous […]

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