6-18 November 2022, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
At COP26 the world made a promise to accelerate investment in the Energy Transition to meet the global challenges we face.
Actis is fulfilling that promise by building a global sustainable infrastructure portfolio, achieving impact on a global scale. Follow our coverage of COP27 as we share our view on the key topics of the day.
Our View On COP27
Sustainable Finance is still a relatively nascent market and we are seeing a vast range of innovative and creative KPIs, which can often deliver a pricing benefit as well as credentialising a corporate sustainability strategy ranging from carbon emission reductions to safety improvements, inclusion and diversity milestones to gender benefit, and community investment to skills building.
Olivia White, Consultant, Sustainability at Actis
Mobilising private capital is integral to achieving energy security and delivering a just transition for all.
The increased energy security that low carbon energy offers is simply accelerating an existing trend towards the renewable sector that was already apparent. Even before the crisis, there was a growing sense of momentum towards renewables driven by climate change and lowest costs of power. BloombergNEF estimated last year that getting to Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 would need up to $173 trillion in investments in the energy transition.
Mikael Karlsson, Actis CIO
We expect green hydrogen to be a key enabler of the global Energy Transition. For industry and certain hard to abate sectors it offers an excellent and sustainable solution for decarbonisation. I’m excited that Actis has signed an agreement to explore green hydrogen development opportunities with the Egyptian government as it aligns closely with Actis’ long-term strategy to mobilise capital behind the drive to Net Zero and to build sustainability leaders to support a Just Transition for the countries and communities where we invest.
Sherif ElKholy, Partner and Head of Infrastructure for Middle East and Africa
We hope COP27 will provide a global platform for a shift towards a ‘Global South’ agenda, with a stronger focus on delivering a ‘just’ transition that incorporates social considerations.
Shami Nissan, Partner, Sustainability
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