There is no one-size-fits-all approach to responsible investment.

A responsible investment strategy should not be considered an add-on but rather embedded into the policies, strategies and practices of institutional investors. The diversity of infrastructure businesses, sectors, financing models and regulatory frameworks requires infrastructure investors to adjust their practices to ensure that responsible investment is considered adequately but efficiently. Some ESG considerations will apply to all assets but investors must identify and deal with the most material concerns on a case-by-case basis.

82% of PRI’s direct infrastructure investor signatories have a dedicated responsible investment policy for infrastructure

In this series of articles, we outline some of the ways indirect and direct infrastructure investors can apply the six Principles for Responsible Investment. The points under each one of the Principles are not intended to be exhaustive, and some will not be relevant for every investment. Readers should consider which actions are best suited to their investment objectives and organisational goals. 

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    Primer on responsible investment in infrastructure

    January 2018