Incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in our investment decisions and active management is central to our ability to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns over the long-term.
Delivering Purposeful Returns
Purposeful returns do not just equate to delivering a financial reward for our investors but includes our role in enhancing the environmental and social impacts of the assets we manage. Infrastructure presents unique opportunities to create a broad positive impact to society, such as job creation, as well as varying environmental impacts depending on the asset type. 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.
Our ESG Pillars
Our 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 GHG 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.
Delivering impact on global development priorities
Our investment approach considers portfolio impact across a broad development 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
Figures correct as of 31 December 2021
2.700,000 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.
1,000,000 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