Above and below the waterline view of ice formations at the ice floe edge on a bright sunny day, Admiralty Inlet, Northern Baffin Island, Canada
Above and below the waterline view of ice formations at the ice floe edge on a bright sunny day, Admiralty Inlet, Northern Baffin Island, Canada

Climate change

Our commitment to tackling climate change​

Our commitment to tackling climate change is led by the capabilities we have created to drive climate solutions. ​

Additionally, we regularly disclose climate risks, report on our progress across our businesses and support a range of global climate initiatives.

Macquarie Asset Management has pledged to invest and manage its portfolio in line with global net zero emission by 2040. In addition to this, they have joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, building on the commitment to climate change leadership.

Key commitments

Financed emissions

Net zero by 2050

Operational emissions

Net zero by 2025

Managed asset portfolio emissions

Net zero by 2040

100% renewable energy

All offices by 2025

Macquarie Group is committed to align its activities with the global goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

We will do this by reaching net zero for our own business operations by 2025 and aligning the emissions associated with our financing activities by 2050. 

Macquarie Asset Management, the world’s largest infrastructure manager, has previously announced a plan to manage its portfolio in line with global net zero emissions by 2040.

Reporting on our progress

Environmental, social and governance report

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

Read more about our ESG commitments below.

Task Force on Climate‑related Financial Disclosures

Macquarie continues to support the important work of the Task Force on Climate‑related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and is actively implementing its recommendations. More information on our TCFD implementation progress and scenario analysis is available here.

Sustainability Plan

Since 2010, we have reduced our energy use and maintained our carbon neutral commitment. The 2025 Sustainability Plan presents an opportunity to further create a positive social and environmental impact across our direct operations.

Macquarie Asset Management’s 2020 Sustainability Report

The report focuses on our Infrastructure, Renewables, Agriculture and Real Estate businesses.

GIG Progress Report​

Green Investment Group (GIG) is accelerating the green transition. This annual report details GIG's mission led project activity, forward looking strategy and green impact. ​

Working alongside partners

Across the world we work with stakeholders to advance climate mitigation, adaptation and decarbonisation solutions at a national and international level.​

Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI)

Created to mobilise private climate finance at the scale and speed needed to support an orderly and inclusive transition, Macquarie is a key contributor to CFLI. Additionally, Macquarie and Tata Group co-chair CFLI India, supporting India’s clean energy investment goals through capital mobilisation and clearer policy frameworks.

Global commission on Adaptation​

Urgent work is required to adapt to changes in climate conditions. 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.​

Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets​

A Taskforce comprised of more than 40 leaders from six continents with backgrounds across the carbon market value chain, aiming to build consensus on how best to scale up voluntary carbon markets.

Sustainable Markets Initiative​

The Sustainable Markets Initiative aims to lead and accelerate the world's transition to a sustainable future by putting nature, people and planet at the heart of global value creation.

Climate change

How we are driving climate solutions