Mitigating and adapting to climate change

Through decades of leadership in infrastructure, energy and related industries, Macquarie Group has taken an active role in harnessing private capital to address challenges in reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change.

With global capabilities in investing, advisory, financing, portfolio and reporting services, and project management, we are actively pursuing solutions to accelerate the energy transition and reduce emissions from sectors including agriculture, waste, transportation and real estate.

In focus

Climate Finance Leadership Initiative

Formed by Michael Bloomberg at the request of the United Nations, the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI) is working to identify opportunities and actions for mobilising private finance in the transition to a low-carbon economy in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

"The faster we can accelerate investment in projects that both reduce emissions and create jobs, the more progress we can make reducing the health and economic risks that come with climate change... This initiative will help us do that, by bringing more capital to the fight against climate change.”


Macquarie Group CEO, Shemara Wikramanayake, is a founding member of CFLI, alongside the Chief Executives of Allianz Global Investors, Axa, Enel, HSBC, Goldman Sachs and the CIO of the Japanese Government pension fund GPIF.

Global Commission on Adaptation

Macquarie recognises that urgent work is required to adapt to changes in climate conditions. This adaptation task must be carried out in parallel with, and complementing, global efforts to slow climate change and to reduce emissions and limit global temperature increases.

In 2018, Macquarie Group CEO, Shemara Wikramanayake, was appointed a Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation, a World Bank-led initiative which seeks to accelerate climate adaptation action and create concrete solutions which enhance resilience.

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.

Mitigating and adapting to climate change

Bridging the gaps to accelerate the energy transition

Renewables: from alternative source to major energy force

Global infrastructure: The funding solutions

Our expertise in action

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