Technological innovation: Meeting sustainable development goals will require action on several fronts, including harnessing and maximising the potential of technological innovation. We will aim to find companies working on disruptive innovations for transformative change – those that through tech-based solutions are making breakthrough advances, or helping their clients make such advances in areas like productivity, energy efficiency, healthcare and education. Importantly, we also look for companies offering digital communications solutions to improve connectivity for all.
Energy Transition: Around half of current total global carbon emissions are a result of power generation for electricity and heating. At the same time, there are still close to 900 million people worldwide that lack access to energy – the vast majority of whom live in emerging markets. We will aim to invest in companies offering solutions that can help effectively and efficiently balance people’s need for access to reliable and affordable energy while helping to reduce global emissions.
Infrastructure: Public infrastructures are essential to the efficient functioning of society and its ability to achieve sustainable development. These include water and energy systems, bridges, roads, as well as communications and transportation facilities. Our Strategy will strive to invest in companies designing, building and operating such infrastructure in a way that incorporates environmental and social considerations.