Experts’ interview: Navigating the fast-moving ESG space

Matthew Norman, Global Head of Infrastructure, and Tanguy Claquin, Global Head of Sustainability, share their insights on ESG challenges in Infrastructure Investor’s 2021 Sustainable Investing Report.

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Infrastructure Investor’s interview highlights how Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has become a priority across industries, especially after the pandemic, and how it is now at the heart of organisational strategies and embedded in regulatory frameworks.

Matthew Norman and Tanguy Claquin underline the importance for clients to have partners that are committed to working through any challenges that emerge along the way and that have a depth of experience in the asset class especially with the uncertainty around regulation and policy direction.
 

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“There are two key challenges. One is the speed at which regulation changes and the other is how to measure ESG work. It’s in our DNA from both a financing and advisory perspective.”

Matthew Norman, Global Head of Infrastructure 

 

 

Photo of Tanguy Claquin“Infrastructure is interesting from the ESG perspective: there is always an environmental impact and social component because the infrastructure is there to serve communities. The question is how to strike the right balance between the two sets of criteria, because it’s important not to cut corners on either.”

Tanguy Claquin, Global Head of Sustainability

 

 

Read the full article "Navigating the fast-moving ESG space”, published in Infrastructure Investor’s 2021 Sustainable Investing Special Report in November by clicking below.

*Infrastructure Investor is a market leading independent magazine and website covering the global infrastructure industry.