Perspectives

Supporting climate solutions

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. ​

For two decades we have worked in close partnerships with stakeholders in the public and private sectors to support the energy transition and advance solutions to climate challenges.

Macquarie is committed to playing a leading role in the global transition to net zero emissions by 2050, through creating practical climate solutions and supporting our clients and portfolio companies on their decarbonisation journeys.

Delivering practical climate solutions

We are working with partners around the world to support decarbonisation efforts and invest in the energy transition. Here’s some of the ways in which we’ve been doing that over the past year.

Net Zero and Climate Risk Report

This is Macquarie’s first combined Group Net Zero and Climate Risk Report. It sets out progress on our climate strategy implementation and engagement, detailing how our approach has evolved, grown, and expanded in its scope and reach.

Our capabilities and commitments

With extensive expertise and experience in scaling energy transition solutions, we are using our deep capabilities in energy, infrastructure, technology and commodities to support climate action in five key areas.

Developing and investing in green energy

Working alongside clients and investors, we are developing, constructing, financing and managing ~107 GW of green energy projects across five continents. This includes 87GW of green energy assets in development.2

$A32b

invested, committed or arranged in green energy assets in the past five years1


~107 GW

of new green energy capacity in development, under construction or currently operating2

Enabling the energy transition of customers, clients and our portfolio companies

We are supporting clients to develop new approaches to accelerate their energy transition. This includes providing critical risk and capital solutions to commodity and energy suppliers, helping customers with compliance and voluntary carbon markets, supporting the scaling-up of clean fuels and carbon capture and storage, and the launch of a specialised electric vehicle buying service in Australia. We are also a leading global financial advisor in renewables transactions1, and are working with portfolio companies to substantially reduce the carbon intensity of their activities.

Global Financial Advisor 3

#1

in renewable energy

Advising clients on

$A30b+

of renewables transactions in the last three years

Investing in adaptation and resilience

As the world’s largest infrastructure manager and a leading developer of new greenfield infrastructure, we are helping prepare communities for a changing world by designing climate resilience into new construction. At the same time, we are investing in the adaptation of the infrastructure we manage.


The largest infrastructure manager globally4


Aligning our activities with our net zero ambitions

We are committed to aligning our business operations and financing activities with the objective of reaching net zero 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 to net zero by 2050.
 


Net zero for our own business operations by 2025


100% of our energy needs from renewable sources5


Working in partnership to accelerate progress

We are actively engaged in global climate initiatives and work with partners in the private and public sector to advance climate solutions.


Workstream lead of Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ)


Co-Chair of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI) India


Insights into the global energy transition 

Our diverse team of experts share their latest thinking on current and emerging energy transition topics.

Our expertise in action

Learn more about how we are using our deep capabilities in energy, infrastructure, technology and commodities to create practical climate solutions.

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Clean Cook Stoves Project with C- Quest Capital 

Significantly improving the health and well-being of over 15 million people, with key beneficiaries being the women and children who will spend less time carrying firewood over long distances and avoid exposure to toxic air pollution from open fires.

  1. In the five years to 31 March 2022.
  2. As at 30 September 2022. Gigawatts (GW) of green energy assets reflect 100 per cent generating capacity of each asset, not the proportion owned/managed by Macquarie.
  3. Inframation News FY21 league table by deal count.
  4. Top 100 Infrastructure Investment Managers IPE Real Assets 2021. Based on total infrastructure AUM where AUM is defined as the total gross asset value of all assets managed and committed capital (including uncalled).
  5. of which 98.4% met the RE100 criteria.

Green energy is the generation of electricity or heat from renewable or low-carbon sources - and includes wind, solar, biogas and green hydrogen.
Data points are accurate as of 31 March 2022 unless otherwise indicated.