Navigating to Net Zero

As custodians of essential services that touch people’s daily lives, we share a responsibility and an opportunity to ensure we are driving positive change.

We have committed to invest and manage our portfolio in line with global net zero scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040, where we have control or significant influence.1 Where we do not have control or significant influence, such as in our managed portfolio of public securities, we will continue to support the goals of the Paris Agreement2 in a manner consistent with our client-guided fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities.

We’re challenging ourselves to transform this commitment into action across our infrastructure portfolio companies and real estate properties.  

1. MAM generally only has influence over scope 1 and 2 emissions. However, to the extent possible, in line with the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative guidance, MAM intends to support assets where it has control or significant influence to reduce their scope 3 emissions.

2. The Paris Agreement's central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by maintaining a global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded the need for net zero emissions by 2050 to remain consistent with 1.5°C.

The Navigating to Net Zero podcast series

The Navigating to Net Zero podcast series brings to life the work of company leaders in different geographies and sectors through first-hand stories. Listen as they share their unique insights, challenges they face, and lessons learned in partnership with Macquarie Asset Management to achieve their ambitious targets of net-zero emissions by 2040 – 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement goal.

We are at the start of the journey, so please join us as we navigate to net zero.

Rebecca Engmann Darst

Founder and Editor-in-chief, Investable Universe

Rebecca Engmann Darst scours the globe each day for compelling investment topics and emerging paradigms in the global market. Her experience spans digital, print, and broadcast journalism. She provided on-air market analysis to various business news networks in the US and Canada and served as Managing Director of the Market Access Center Desk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She previously worked as a journalist and market analyst in Scandinavia, living and working in Denmark for several years. Between her roles in journalism, Darst served as an equity options analyst for a well-known US-based brokerage. A graduate of Columbia University, Darst founded Investable Universe in 2019 which was a publication of Trofast Media LLC.

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We understand the work is not easy and it’s important for us to share the scale and complexity of the net zero journey. Likewise, education is paramount, and our hope is that by providing these resources, we can help others learn.

Four steps for business plan

Five ways to finance the green transformation

Finding a pathway to net zero

Scope of emissions

Making real assets more sustainable: An investor perspective

Macquarie Asset Management's net zero commitment has focused our efforts on continuously improving our approach to business, including developing climate tools, targets, and investment performance standards, alongside enhancing our systems for measurement and reporting. 

We remain committed to keeping our stakeholders informed of our progress and bringing others on the journey. Explore more on our approach to sustainability and other related topics across Macquarie.

Macquarie Asset Management FY23 Sustainability Report

Find out how we have been protecting and growing value for our clients, our investee companies and the communities they serve over the past financial year.


Green Investment Group Progress report

Read Green Investment Group’s full Progress Report 2022 to learn about its key activities to support the transition to net zero over the last 12 months.