As long-term investors, we are particularly aware of the challenges and benefits of investing responsibly and sustainably for the benefits of all stakeholders. Indeed, one of LTIIA’s core missions, is to provide guidance and share best practices and insights for LT investment in sustainable infrastructure .
Today, we can move the needle further, with regard to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Even before the COVID-crisis, we’re not on track to reach these goals by the 2030 deadline. Infrastructure investors can and should play a role in getting the progress rate back on track. This isn’t just about the benefits for the wider community: it is also about the image and contribution of private sector investors, and our social license to operate in a complex social and political environment. We need collectively to be able to tell the right story…Over the last few months, together with GRESB and other professional organizations assembled by the CFA Asset Owners Council (AOAC ), LTIIA has been working to create a framework, narrative and benchmark for asset owners & managers to measure impact of infrastructure assets on delivery of the SDGs and ESG, and promote adoption amongst their respective networks.
A 1-hr webinar is now organized jointly by LTIIA and GRESB to present the new framework, explain and clarify how this framework could be adapted easily for those investors that are already reporting to GRESB; The exchange would also allow those of our members that have already developed their proprietary SDG assessment methodology to briefly explain how they proceeded, and if & when they intend to make it public, and how it could be articulated with the proposed framework
all interested investors are to contact the LTIIA secretariat.