Addressing climate change

We are taking a leading role in harnessing private capital to support the global imperative to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

As an organisation, our purpose is empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future. So on climate change, we’re supporting governments, clients and communities to realise their decarbonisation ambitions, whether that’s alignment with the Paris Agreement, carbon neutrality, net zero or another measure.

Our global capabilities in managing, developing, advising, financing and trading come together in support of these goals.


invested and arranged in renewables since 2010


of renewable projects in development, construction or operations


renewable energy for all our offices by 2025

Macquarie, climate change and the energy transition

Climate Adaptation: Accelerating investment into resilient infrastructure

Hear from our CEO: the Decisive Decade and Macquarie’s role in the energy transition

Accelerating climate finance in emerging markets

Emerging markets are facing a climate finance gap and greater private sector investment is needed to support their transition to low-carbon economies.

As a proud member of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative, we are pleased to share a new report that offers policy options and key considerations for accelerating private climate finance in emerging markets.

2021 World Bank Group Spring Meetings

On 8 April, our CEO Shemara Wikramanayake will join a group of international leaders to discuss how climate action can help shape a resilient recovery that benefits all people and our planet. Other speakers in the sixty minute session, include John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia Minister of Finance.

This event will be live streamed at 16.00 BST on 8th April.


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Climate Finance Leadership Initiative

How do we mobilise private climate finance at the scale and speed needed to support an orderly and inclusive transition to a low-carbon economy? Macquarie is a key contributor to the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative, sponsored by the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action.

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.

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.

Australia and New Zealand Green Loans Report

Macquarie contributes to the first comprehensive analysis of the labelled green corporate loan market in Australia and New Zealand. The report explores recommendations for increased investment, best practice labelling and global developments in green finance including sustainability linked and green consumer loans.