Two workers in hard hats on a yellow platform
Two workers in hard hats on a yellow platform

Who we are

Our mission

Macquarie Asset Management's Green Investment Group 

Our mission is to accelerate the transition to net zero.

The transition requires dedication. That's why we're home to a team of specialist green investors and developers who pursue this mission every day.

The transition to a greener economy demands global action. That's why we're active in over 25 markets, creating new green infrastructure across the world. It’s why we work alongside communities, governments and strategic partners, bringing a combination of international experience and local knowledge to developed and emerging markets.

The transition also demands pioneering solutions. That’s why we work across mature and emerging green energy technologies, and throughout all stages of the project lifecycle, bringing our finance, investment and development experience to every project.

Our mission underpins everything we do. It is hardwired into the way we do business and protected by the independent trustees of the Green Purposes Company. To ensure our projects align to our mission, every GIG project is individually rated against our Green Investment Criteria and we publish details of our green impact to ensure transparency.

Green Investment Group. Accelerating the transition to net zero.

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Supporting the transition

The transition to net zero requires a team effort across the public and private sectors, and the broader environmental community. As part of Macquarie Group, we support a diverse range of networks, events, initiatives and policy activity to accelerate the transition to net zero by sharing experience and insight.

Principles for Responsible Investment

We have been a signatory to PRI since 2012. The United Nations backed PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment, providing a framework for embedding environmental, social and governance factors into investment decision making. As of April 2022, GIG is a PRI signatory as part of Macquarie Asset Management.

Climate Finance Leadership Initiative

Macquarie Group CEO, Shemara Wikramanayake, is a founding member of CFLI. Formed at the request of the United Nations, CFLI is working to identify opportunities and actions for mobilising private finance in the transition to a low-carbon economy in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

Global Commission on Adaptation

In 2018, Macquarie Group CEO, Shemara Wikramanayake, was appointed a member of the Global Commission on Adaptation. Established by its co-chairs, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates, and Managing Director of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, the initiative seeks to accelerate climate adaptation action and create concrete solutions which enhance resilience.

Our history

In 2012 the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) was launched by the UK Government.

It was the first institution of its type in the world, publicly funded and designed to mobilise private finance into the green energy sector. Between 2012 and 2017, GIB helped to finance more than £12bn of UK green infrastructure projects.

In 2017, Macquarie Group acquired GIB from the UK Government and combined with Macquarie Capital’s renewables team to create one of the world’s largest teams of specialist green infrastructure developers and investors. We began operating as Green Investment Group to enable our global expansion.

On April 1 2022, we began operating within Macquarie Asset Management.

Macquarie Group

Macquarie Group is a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management, finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity, and commodities. Founded in 1969, Macquarie Group employs more than 19,000 people in 33 markets and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Through decades of leadership in infrastructure, energy and related industries, Macquarie Group has taken an active role in harnessing private capital to address challenges in reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change.

With global capabilities in investing, advisory, financing, portfolio and reporting services, and project management, Macquarie is actively pursuing solutions to accelerate the energy transition and reduce emissions from sectors including agriculture, waste, transportation and real estate.

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Macquarie Asset Management

Macquarie Asset Management is a global asset manager that aims to deliver positive impact for everyone. Trusted by institutions, pension funds, governments, and individuals to manage approximately $A795.6 billion/EUR519.4/GBP455.9/USD508.9 in assets globally, Macquarie Asset Management provides access to specialist investment expertise across a range of capabilities including infrastructure, green investments, real estate, agriculture & natural assets, asset finance, private credit, equities, fixed income and multi asset solutions.