Asset management

Investors at the forefront of energy transition financing

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After a relatively long period of tentatively committing to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, the world’s large institutional investors have been moving forward up the ESG curve with much greater intensity in recent years. And European funds are at the forefront.

The world is on a one-way path towards transitioning to clean energy, but the road is by no means smooth. Despite the advances in related technology and the lower costs of producing and storing renewable energy, there remain numerous political, regulatory and financial hurdles. What is increasingly evident, however, is that institutional investors – asset owners and managers – are now firmly in the driver’s seat steering the process. At this stage, more so than governments or energy and industrial players. And well ahead of banks.

After a relatively long period of tentatively ...

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