Mitigating and adapting to climate change

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, we are actively pursuing solutions to accelerate the energy transition and reduce emissions from sectors including agriculture, waste, transportation and real estate.

Under the leadership of Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Shemara Wikramanayake, Macquarie is also participating in several new climate initiatives that build on our longstanding commitment to maintaining carbon neutrality and ongoing climate disclosure through the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project):

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Climate Finance Leadership Initiative

Formed by Michael Bloomberg at the request of the United Nations, the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (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.

"The faster we can accelerate investment in projects that both reduce emissions and create jobs, the more progress we can make reducing the health and economic risks that come with climate change,” said Bloomberg. “This initiative will help us do that, by bringing more capital to the fight against climate change.”

Macquarie Group CEO, Shemara Wikramanayake, is a founding member of CFLI, alongside the Chief Executives of Allianz, Axa, Enel, HSBC, Goldman Sachs and the CIO of the Japanese Government pension fund GPIF.

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Global Commission on Adaptation

Macquarie recognises that urgent work is required to adapt to changes in climate conditions. This adaptation task must be carried out in parallel with, and complementing, global efforts to slow climate change and to reduce emissions and limit global temperature increases.

In 2018, Macquarie Group CEO, Shemara Wikramanayake, was appointed a Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation, a World Bank-led initiative which seeks to accelerate climate adaptation action and create concrete solutions which enhance resilience.

Macquarie teams have provided insight and expertise to the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) report, notably in relation to financing adaptation and the investments required in resilient infrastructure.

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Energy & commodities

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Energy & commodities

Beyond conventional power: Green energy picks up across the US

Over the past five years, renewable power generation in the US has grown by 32% and now constitutes over 17 per cent of the market. By comparison, wind and solar alone have nearly doubled in the US in the same time period.

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Farming at scale to feed the world

Half of the world’s population today resides in cities. By 2050, that figure is expected to increase to two thirds. As global urbanisation continues, people become wealthier and their dietary preferences change.

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Reimagining cities for the urban billions

A return to human-centred city creation is vital in an era when globally mobile, technologically equipped and skilled populations are more readily able to relocate and choose where they invest their time.

Our long-term commitment to renewable energy

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About Macquarie

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in 25 countries and employs 14,469 people. Assets under management $A496.7 billion.1

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