Investors are asking
Investors are asking
of Canadians are interested in responsible investing solutions1
Forces converging to drive investment
To meet the Paris Agreement, at least US $60 Trillion will need to be invested into renewable energy and carbon-reducing technology by 2050.2
World-wide corporate implementation
Investment owners and managers have signed on to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment since it’s inception in 2005.3
Between 2018 and 2020, global sustainable investing assets grew to $35.3T 4
Improving the world
Aligned with values
Sustainable infrastructure involves developing roads, buildings, clean energy and water infrastructure with due consideration to economic, social and environmental implications.*
Low yields, inflation uncertainty, and a larger and larger number of Canadians retiring every day have put a spotlight on income needs. Fixed income and credit markets have broadened out and become more complex and equity valuations are high leaving many in search of yield. Infrastructure offers opportunity for strong diversification, stable income and inflation protection.
Why not take it a step further by investing in sustainable infrastructure like governments and corporations are around the world?
There are multi-decade forces driving infrastructure investment.
Insufficient supply + Increasing demand for resources + increasing government commitments
Increasing investment in infrastructure + Increasing investment in technology
Source for infographic: Food Demand: Michigan State University, “feeding the world in 2050 and beyond”, 2018. Water Demand: Global Institute, November 2011: “Water and Power Infrastructure”. Energy Demand: US Energy Information Administration, 2019. Power and Water required investment: Brooking Institute, “Delivering on Sustainable Infrastructure”, 2016. Agribusiness required investment: FAO, “The Future of Food and Agriculture, Trends and Challenges, 2017: Land for Farming.“
Why is it a good time to consider investing in sustainable infrastructure and what can investors expect from the
Sun Life KBI Sustainable Infrastructure Private Pool?
Watch Noel O’Halloran, Director and Chief Investment Officer at KBI Global Investors, explain.
Find out more about KBI Global Investors (North America) Ltd.
*Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development
1 RIA: 2020 Investor Opinion Survey. https://www.riacanada.ca/research/2020-ria-investor-opinion-survey/
2 https://www.irena.org/.Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050.
3 Source: www.unpri.org/about-the-pri
4 Global Sustainable Investment Review 2020
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