Environmental, Social and Governance

14 GW

green energy assets in operation or under management1

~100 million people

use Macquarie-managed essential services daily2

Alignment to net zero

by 2050

69% of Macquarie staff

occupy a sustainability rated office3

Our approach

Macquarie’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitment reflects our responsibility to clients, shareholders and the communities in which we operate.

Clear dialogue with our stakeholders is important to building strong relationships, maintaining trust and enhancing business performance. We regularly engage with a broad range of stakeholders including clients, shareholders, investors, analysts, governments, regulators, staff, suppliers and the wider community.

Our focus

Macquarie structures its ESG approach around eight focus areas considered to be material to the business.

Underpinned by What We Stand For and our Code of Conduct, these focus areas reflect the risks and opportunities identified by the business and the issues of interest to our stakeholders.

Our policies and reporting

Driven by strong risk management, we work to continually improve performance across our focus areas to create sustainable value over the long-term. More information is available in the documents below.


ESG governance structure


ESG reporting


TCFD reporting


Transparency statements



Macquarie uses a well-established framework of ESG-related policies and practices covering:

External ESG initiatives and standards

Macquarie became a member of the Sustainable Markets Initiative in 2021. We are an active member of the Financial Services, Hydrogen and s30 taskforces.

Macquarie Asset Management and Green Investment Group have been signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment since 2015 and 2013 respectively.

Macquarie issued a loan under the Green Loan Principles.

First drawdown date: 26 July 2018

Macquarie CEO, Shemara Wikramanayake, was appointed a founding member of the new Climate Finance Leadership Initiative on 17 January 2019.

Macquarie CEO, Shemara Wikramanayake, was appointed a founding Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation on 16 October 2018.

Macquarie has been supporting the work of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) since 2018 and become a formal supporter in 2019.

In 2019, Macquarie joined RE100 with a commitment to source 100% electricity across our global offices and data centres by 2025.

Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) adopted Equator Principles before its acquisition by Macquarie Group. Please refer to GIG's most recent Progress Report and Equator Principles Implementation Guide for more details.

Macquarie has been a signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project since 2010.

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets has been an active member of GRESB Infrastructure since it launched in 2016 and became a member of GRESB Real Estate in 2019.

Following its pledge to invest and manage its portfolio in line with global net zero emissions by 2040, Macquarie Asset Management has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative in March 2021 to build on its commitment to climate change leadership.

Macquarie has been aligning its ESG disclosures with the Global Reporting Initiative since 2011.

  1. As at 31 March 2021 GW of green energy assets reflect 100% generating capacity of each asset, not the proportion owned/managed by Macquarie.
  2. At 30 Sep 2015.
  3. Minimum 5 Star Green Star, LEED GOLD or BREEAM GOOD rating.