Christopher Walker and Darwin Marcelo discuss the necessity of climate benchmarks among infrastructure investors. Darwin Marcelo, project director for the green infrastructure team in EDHEC Infra & Private Assets Research Institute, said that the primary objective of their recent work is to provide investors with the necessary information for making informed decisions regarding infrastructure investments amidst the challenges of climate change and heightened physical risks. Moreover, the team aims to assist investors in gaining a comprehensive understanding of their precise carbon footprint and the carbon intensity associated with their assets.
To do this, Marcelo’s team has taken detailed data across 25 countries representing the vast majority of infrastructure investment in developed markets. There are two tracks to the data: the main one covers 760 assets across transport, energy generation, renewables, utilities and social infrastructure; the second track goes into more granular detail covering some 10,000 assets in the same sectors.
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