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Fund targets emissions from ports, airports and electricity infrastructure

Major assets target green transformation

The $12 billion IFM Australian Infrastructure Fund, managed by IFM Investors, is working to reduce carbon emissions at some of Australia’s leading ports, airports and electricity infrastructure.

$150m

CEFC commitment

Largest

infrastructure fund in Australia

7

major assets

Science

based approach

IFM 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. The fact that this is the first commitment by the CEFC to an infrastructure fund reflects our alignment in a cleaner future. I invite other investors in infrastructure to follow our lead and make a difference.
Kyle Mangini
Global Head of Infrastructure, IFM Investors.

Our investment

The CEFC is committing $150 million towards the fund to help achieve meaningful carbon efficiencies in its Australian infrastructure portfolio.  

IFM Investors is targeting comprehensive and sustained improvements to the carbon footprint of infrastructure assets while enhancing benchmarks and transparency around infrastructure emissions to deliver a step change in the emissions profile of infrastructure. 

IFM Investors, owned by 27 of Australia’s industry superannuation funds, invests on behalf of six million Australian workers and approximately 15 million pension fund members globally. It is responsible for Australia’s largest portfolio of high-quality infrastructure assets, including Ausgrid, Brisbane Airport, Melbourne Airport, Sydney’s Port Botany and the Port of Brisbane. 

our impact 

The CEFC estimates that just a five per cent improvement across the assets in the portfolio would abate almost 69,000 tonnes of CO2-e annually. This is equivalent to removing 14,775 cars from the road each year, or providing electricity to 7,450 homes a year.  

Infrastructure-related emissions account for more than half of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Assets within the sector are often large, expensive and built for the long term. For those reasons they are ideally placed to benefit from clean energy investment.  

Initiatives may include installing onsite solar PV and battery storage solutions and transitioning car fleets to electric vehicles over time. They are also likely to involve using smart management systems which monitor asset performance and assist with reducing energy consumption and optimising logistics and supply chains. 

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Last updated 12 April 2018. National, Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities, Transport, Renewable energy, Energy efficiency