Infrastructure Funds With an ESG Tilt

Could funds that invest in windfarms, bridges and hospitals be an investment option worth considering for those with a focus on environmental, social and governance?

Holly Black 10 October, 2019 | 10:38AM

Motorway bridge in Germany

Infrastructure funds invest in physical assets such as wind farms, solar panels and biomass; in schools, hospitals and roads; and in social housing projects. Many of the assets they own and operate are essential to the lives of millions of people. Could this make them an investment option worth considering for those with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing?

Giles Frost, manager of the International Public Partnerships (INPP) investment company, thinks so: “There has been little attention paid to the social aspect of infrastructure. There is a greater focus on ethical investing and yet, all too often, the focus is on big FTSE 100 companies not assets that are bringing real social benefits.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BBGI SICAV Ord162.50 GBX-0.31
GCP Infrastructure Investment Ord123.60 GBX-0.96
Infrastructure India Ord1.80 GBX-5.26
International Public Partnerships Ord169.60 GBX-0.82
PME African Infrastructure Ord0.04 USD0.00
Renewables Infrastructure Grp137.00 GBX-0.44

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

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