13,530 MW

renewable energy operated or managed globally1

~100 million people

use Macquarie-managed essential services daily2

Carbon neutral

since 20103

60% of Macquarie staff

occupy a sustainability rated office4

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 investors and shareholders, clients, staff, governments and regulators, suppliers and the wider community.

Macquarie structures its ESG approach around 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:

  • Managing environmental and social risk
  • Business conduct and ethics
  • People and workplace
  • Investments, markets and products
  • Sustainability in direct operations

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. 

In 2019, Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) submitted its third transparency report as a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI). The PRI provides an external framework for reporting and continuous improvement of ESG integration.

ESG Framework – policies and practices covering ESG risk management
  • greenhouse gas and energy management and reporting
  • sustainable management of Macquarie’s premises
  • provision of a safe, diverse and appropriate workplace
  • oversight and management of work health and safety
  • engagement by Macquarie and its staff in the wider community
  • corporate governance
  • ethical conduct by staff
  • whistle blowing, anticorruption, AML
  • management of conflicts of interest
  • protection of personal information and cyber security
  • dealings with 3rd parties such as regulators and public officials
  • environmental and social risk management

Key areas

Managing environmental and social risk

Business conduct and ethics

People and workplace

Sustainability in direct operations

Investments, markets and products

Through our business relationships, we play a role in developing and promoting sustainable investments and businesses across the globe. We use our expertise to invest and support our clients in the renewable energy, clean technology and social infrastructure sectors.

We offer a range of products and services with an ESG focus including ESG research and collaboration, trading environmental products and energy efficient asset financing.

Some highlights are included below.

About Macquarie

Corporate Governance

Learn more about our corporate governance.

Supplier portal

Macquarie’s suppliers are critical to our business success.


Supporting communities in which we live and work.