Bridging the Nordic gap – Infranode launches new sustainability report

Infranode launches new sustainability report

This year’s sustainability report, Bridging the Nordic gap, showcases how Infranode continues to invest in infrastructure to future-proof Nordic societies. We are pleased to report high results for both funds in sustainability performance.

Long-term actor in the Nordics

Today, 600 000 people across the Nordics directly interact with Infranode’s investments, according to our estimates. We consider our role to be the bridge between under-allocation of capital for infrastructure investments and enabling investments that are addressing the infrastructure needs of society. Our sustainability report for 2022 takes a deep-dive into how our sustainability work enables that. We are also happy to report high results for both funds in the yearly GRESB assessment, as well as taxonomy alignment for all portfolio companies.

Insights from the report

To introduce Bridging the Nordic gap, our Head of Sustainability, Johan Tiselius, whom is also a member of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Infrastructure Advisory Committee, shares key insights from our sustainability work.

How is Infranode engaging in the transition to a low-carbon economy?

Being focused on the Nordic market the transition trend has been an essential part of our investment strategy from the beginning. We see our role as responsible infrastructure investors to go beyond working only with our existing portfolio. Our team is ready to take on greater responsibility as investors and have an even more active role in driving long-term transition investments.

How would you describe investor attitudes towards decarbonization?

Our investors are long-term by nature as their beneficiaries are Nordic pensioners. They will look 25 years down the line and ask: what’s going to happen to our invested capital over that time horizon? As fund managers, we need to ask ourselves what will impact assets and companies the most over the next three decades. My answer is climate change.

What is the largest challenge for asset owners and managers seeking to future-proof their portfolios?

Baseline data, data reliability and standardization for non-financial numbers.

How do you future-proof something you do not fully understand? The answer here is data. Our focus as fund managers must be to ensure that we build knowledge and expertise to better understand risks and opportunities for the benefit of our investors and society at large.

Read the full interview in Bridging the Nordic gap, available here