Journey to net zero

Journey to net zero 

As custodians of essential services that touch people’s daily lives, we share a responsibility and an opportunity to ensure we are driving positive change.

We have committed to invest and manage our portfolio in line with global net zero scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040, where we have control or significant influence.1 Where we do not have control or significant influence, such as in our managed portfolio of public securities, we will continue to support the goals of the Paris Agreement2 in a manner consistent with our client-guided fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities.

We’re challenging ourselves to transform this commitment into action across our infrastructure portfolio companies and real estate properties.  

1. MAM generally only has influence over scope 1 and 2 emissions. However, to the extent possible, in line with the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative guidance, MAM intends to support assets where it has control or significant influence to reduce their scope 3 emissions.

2. The Paris Agreement's central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by maintaining a global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded the need for net zero emissions by 2050 to remain consistent with 1.5°C.


Listen to Navigating to Net Zero

We invite you to listen to our new podcast series, Navigating to Net Zero. Rebecca Darst, host and narrator, interviews leaders at companies and real estate properties who share unique insights into their businesses' decarbonisation challenges and the practical climate solutions they are implementing. The eight-episode series features 10 different businesses across sectors and regions.


Rebecca Engmann Darst

Rebecca Engmann Darst scours the globe each day for compelling investment topics and emerging paradigms in the global market. Her experience spans digital, print, and broadcast journalism. She provided on-air market analysis to various business news networks in the US and Canada and served as Managing Director of the Market Access Center Desk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She previously worked as a journalist and market analyst in Scandinavia, living and working in Denmark for several years. Between her roles in journalism, Rebecca served as an equity options analyst for a well-known US-based brokerage. A graduate of Columbia University, Rebecca founded Investable Universe in 2019, which was a publication of Trofast Media LLC.


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As part of our commitment to sustainability, we believe we have a responsibility to share insights about the scale and complexity of the challenge. Education is paramount, and our hope is that by providing these resources, we can help others chart their own courses to net zero. 

Four steps for business plan

Five ways to finance the green transformation

Scope of emissions

Finding a pathway to net zero

Making real assets more sustainable: An investor perspective


Macquarie Asset Management's net zero commitment has focused our efforts on continuously improving our approach to business, including developing climate tools, targets, and investment performance standards, alongside enhancing our systems for measurement and reporting. 

We remain committed to keeping our stakeholders informed of our progress and bringing others on the journey. Explore more on our approach to sustainability and other related topics across Macquarie.

Macquarie Asset Management FY23 Sustainability Report

Find out how we have been protecting and growing value for our clients, our investee companies and the communities they serve over the past financial year.

Green Investment Group Progress report

Read the full progress report to learn about our key activities to support the transition to net zero covering the period from 1 September 2021 to 30 September 2022.

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Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) is the asset management division of Macquarie Group. MAM is a full-service asset manager offering a diverse range of products across public and private markets including fixed income, equities, multi-asset solutions, private credit, infrastructure, renewables, natural assets, real estate, and asset finance. The Public Investments business is a part of MAM and includes the following investment advisers: Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust (MIMBT), Macquarie Funds Management Hong Kong Limited, Macquarie Investment Management Austria Kapitalanlage AG, Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited, Macquarie Investment Management Europe Limited, and Macquarie Investment Management Europe S.A.


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