Macquarie Green Investment Group Green Energy Conference 2021

Raise the ambition

The Macquarie Green Investment Group Green Energy Conference (GEC) is an annual event bringing together global climate leaders from across government, industry and finance to discuss the green transition.

2021 is set to be a pivotal year for the global transition to net zero. The ratcheting of climate targets and adoption of net zero commitments ahead of COP26 has been described as the 'Paris Effect', but what will it all mean in practice, and will there be a 'Glasgow Effect'?


Scheduled for the month before COP26, #GEC21 will feature leading voices from industry, finance and policy exploring these questions and more. This will include how to turn climate ambition into climate action; the role of technology and carbon markets in achieving net zero; and how to accelerate climate finance in emerging markets.

Attendance at GEC is by invitation, but you can watch highlights from the conference here.

Some of our recent activity

Green Jobs Project with Generation UK and Ireland

Green Jobs is a first-of-its-kind program for unemployed young people in the UK, equipping them with the skills to excel in the green sector of the future. Delivered jointly by Macquarie, the Green Investment Group and non-profit Generation UK and Ireland, the program aims to address youth unemployment and build the skills required for the UK to reach its ambitious net zero targets.

Clean Cook Stoves Project with C-Quest Capital

Macquarie and C-Quest Capital have partnered in an investment program that aims to deliver over 3 million cook stoves in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hear from Tom Colebatch, Commodities and Global Markets’ Associate Director, about how these stoves are delivering verified emissions reductions as well as meaningful social and health improvements to these communities - while at the same time generating high-quality carbon offsets that can be used to support our clients' decarbonisation strategies.  

Practical support for sustainable lifestyles

Macquarie’s retail bank is focused on practical ways we can support our clients across Australia to take more sustainable steps in their home, with their car and through their personal investments.  

Green Investment Group Blueleaf Energy enters the Indian renewable market

In November 2020, GIG portfolio company Blueleaf Energy acquired a majority stake in Vibrant Energy and entered the Indian renewable market – the fourth largest renewable market in the world. Hear from Abhishek Sharma, Senior Vice President at GIG, about how GIG through Blueleaf Energy is supporting India to reach its ambitious plan of 450 GW of installed renewable capacity by 2030.

Macquarie, climate change and the energy transition

Accelerating the green transition – the GIG Mission

The Ocean CleanUp: Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award winner