Incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in our investment and asset management decisions is central to Arjun's ability to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns over the long term
Delivering sustainable returns
Sustainable investing does not just equate to delivering a financial reward for our investors. It extends to enhancing the environmental and social impacts of the assets we manage.
Infrastructure presents a unique set of opportunities to bring about broad positive outcomes for society, ranging from job creation through to more fundamental economic and social empowerment and mobility. The asset class also offers the potential to mitigate against, environmental challenges such as climate change.
We aim to make quality business decisions that can make a positive impact and are intrinsic to the successful operation and commercial performance of assets.
Arjun's Responsible Investment culture is articulated around four key pillars
These are areas where we have a significant impact and opportunity to promote positive outcomes
Climate resilience and greenhouse gas emissions
Ensuring that our assets contribute towards a just and orderly transition to net zero and are resilient in the long term
Diversity and inclusion
Promoting fair, equal and inclusive workplaces within Arjun and the businesses we invest in
Community impact and engagement
Working with communities to ensure that our businesses deliver on national-scale societal needs, in a manner which is sensitive and responsive to local priorities and concerns
Health and safety
Ensuring that health and safety is a board-level priority, and every employee returns safe and unharmed from work
Our investment approach considers portfolio impact across a broad and developing context. This includes the UN Sustainable Development Goals, European Green Deal, UK Net Zero Strategy and long-term policy direction.
Analysis of our portfolio has identified the following SDGs as key areas where Arjun’s investment strategy can make a direct contribution. This reflects the development priorities and long-term policy ambitions affecting core infrastructure in European and other OECD countries.
Primary SDG impacts
These are SDGs where Arjun currently has the greatest investment impact
2.7 million connected premises provided with safe, reliable drinking water by our water utilities
Arjun has investments in wind and solar assets representing over 2.5GW of installed capacity, and a further 500MW of development pipeline
One million customers supplied with energy by our utility investments
Secondary SDG impacts
In addition, our portfolio and investment pipeline have the potential to contribute to the following SDGs