Legacy is the most important of our Values, and is what drives us towards our mission of Building the New.
Sustainability is therefore central to our mission, and is at the core of what Asper stands for. This is why Sustainability for us is not just about compliance, but is central to our business strategy, our investment approach and even our firm governance and management practice.
We look at Sustainability through our three key stakeholder groups: our investments, our clients and our firm. For each group we articulate specific goals we want to achieve over time. This framework drives our entire business: from investments to client service, organization and governance.
View Asper’s Responsible Investment policy here
Key portfolio sustainability KPIs for 2019:
- 599MW in operation
- 331MW were under construction
- 98MW greenfield projects received planning approval
- 1.7 TWh sustainable energy generated by the portfolio
- 1 million tonnes CO2 avoided
Asper has been a member of GRESB and a participant in GRESB Infrastructure Assessments since 2016. GRESB is a reporting framework widely recognised as the global leader for ESG assessment and benchmarking of real asset portfolios.
Since our first GRESB assessment in 2017, Asper’s funds were consistently highly ranked among renewable energy funds in Europe. This strong performance is an achievement we are proud of and is testament to our efforts to constantly improve ESG standards in our investments.
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Asper has been a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2018. The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment and works to incorporate ESG factors into their signatories’ investment and ownership decisions in order to enhance returns and better manage risks.
In its first PRI assessment in 2019, Asper scored “A” in both the Strategy and Governance and Infrastructure modules. This was the highest Infrastructure score among firms that became signatories in 2018.
In 2020 we improved our performance further, scoring “A+” in Infrastructure and “A” in Strategy and Governance.
Asper is a member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). IIGCC is a network of more than 170 pension funds, asset managers and other companies, representing over €23 trillion in assets and seeking to take a proactive approach to managing risks and opportunities related to climate change.