Sustainable Investment for Future Digital Infrastructure

November 11, 2021

Digital Infrastructure assets include everything from the towers that carry data traffic across mobile networks, to the fibre optic networks required to connect businesses, homes and communities globally. Organisations worldwide use these assets to house their critical networks of computer and storage resources. This infrastructure delivers what is now considered to be critical services for the continuing function of modern economies, enabling growth and productivity. For the world to transition to a low-carbon future, substantial investment in the form of ‘green finance’ will be necessary. This knowledge talk looks at the importance of sustainable investment and highlights some of its achievements to date. The concept of sustainable investing can mean different things and asset owners and asset managers often operate with multiple definitions, messages, and motivations. How are we combining traditional investing with environmental and social governance (ESG) related insights to improve long-term outcomes?

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