The infrastructure sector accounts for a substantial portion of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions
– driven largely by fossil fuel consumption in energy generation and passenger and freight transport.
As institutional investors increasingly consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their investment decisions, infrastructure owners face new challenges in the way they manage the energy profile of their assets. CEFC finance supports best practice and market leading design, construction and operations.
The CEFC is investing across the sector to influence clean energy standards for social and economic infrastructure assets, as well as transport and electricity. Infrastructure assets are often long-lived and provide critical services for modern societies. These assets offer significant potential for emissions abatement. Improvements made to existing asset operations or efficiencies implemented at design and construction stages provide ongoing benefits.
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Clean energy and Australia’s infrastructure sector
How are clean energy technologies and initiatives helping deliver sustainability outcomes across the infrastructure sector? The CEFC and IFM Investors are changing the way some of Australia’s biggest and best-known ports, airports and electricity providers operate to make a sustainable transition towards a lower emissions future. This report outlines the process.Read our insight
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Clean energy and greener infrastructure
How can clean energy technologies deliver lower emissions and improved energy efficiency for Australia’s freight and logistics infrastructure?Read our insight
Pathway to airport sustainability
This report focuses on 15 best practice emissions reduction and sustainability initiatives for major airports, covering both landside and airside opportunities.Read our report
QIC aims for net zero emissions in infrastructure
Read moreClimate resilience and net zero pathways are key ESG pillars for QIC Global Infrastructure. This investment with the CEFC represents an important opportunity for us to further enhance how we actively manage the QGIF portfolio to integrate sustainability, drive resilience and enhance value of assets over the long term.Ross IsraelHead of Global Infrastructure, QIC
Australian infrastructure platform targets emissions reductions
Read moreOur work with the CEFC will assist our assets to identify and achieve meaningful emissions reduction on a day to day basis, as well as improving operational performance and enhancing the services these businesses can provide.Kieran ZubrinichMIRA
Fund targets emissions from ports, airports and electricity infrastructure
Read moreIFM is a leader in sustainable investment. With the support of the CEFC, we will accelerate our program of measuring, reporting, and decreasing emissions from Australian infrastructure assets.Kyle ManginiIFM Investors
Social and economic infrastructure to get clean energy boost
Read moreMorrison & Co has been investing in renewable energy for over 20 years and we are convinced that applying the decarbonisation and energy efficiency lens to a broader set of infrastructure assets will generate better long-term investment outcomes.Paul NewfieldMorrison & Co