Our multi-faceted climate strategy is rooted in driving significant real-world impact.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Our strategy reflects our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our portfolio and capitalize on opportunities supporting the broader transition to a net-zero future in order to make investment returns and pay pensions over the long term.
1. Decarbonizing our portfolio
We work with public and private companies where we have significant ownership stakes and influence to support them on a decarbonization pathway in line with our net-zero ambition.
2. Decarbonizing high emitters
We're playing a key role in the energy transition to maximize our impact by accelerating decarbonization of high emitting businesses. We've committed to actively investing in select emissions-intensive assets with the goal of helping them decarbonize faster. High Carbon Transition (HCT) assets will allow us the opportunity to achieve our plan to make a significant real-world impact while also making good returns.
To support the transition of select High Carbon Transition (HCT) assets, our approach will include:
Clear investment criteria
Our primary focus will be on high-emitting sectors such as power generation, heavy industry, mining and transportation.
Initial allocation of $5 billion
We plan to have an initial allocation of around $5 billion to HCT assets.
To monitor decarbonization progress, specific and rigorous measurement will be developed for each HCT asset that is complementary to, but distinct from our interim targets.
Maintaining our net zero targets
All of our investment activities are covered by our broader 2050 commitments, including HCT assets.
3. Significantly increasing green investments
We're building our capacity to deploy capital into companies that enable the net-zero transition, reduce emissions and build a sustainable economy. In 2022, we added $3 billion in new green assets, which are companies that generate clean energy, reduce demand for fossil fuels and help build a sustainable economy. We now have nearly $34 billion in green assets, making continued progress toward our target to grow our green investments to $50 billion.
GreenCollar pioneered the development of a Reef Credits Scheme, a first-of-its-kind initiative that seeks to improve water quality at the Great Barrier Reef.
4. Leveraging advocacy and partnership
We're engaging on issues that help the broader economy shift toward net zero and partner with like-minded investors.
Brookfield Global Transition Fund
We are a founding investment partner for one of the world’s largest funds dedicated to accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy.
TPC Rise Climate
We are an anchor investor funding entrepreneurs and businesses who are building climate-friendly solutions around the world.
Macquarie Asset Management
We're working together to develop up to 9 GW of offshore wind worldwide, starting with a portfolio of 14 wind assets in the UK, Ireland, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
5. Issuing green bonds
We're issuing green bonds as a way to fund investments in eligible green assets with measurable impacts that support the transition to a sustainable future.
We raise funds with environmental benefits including products or services that replace direct fossil-fuel use, help society adapt to climate change impacts and support the transition to a low-carbon economy.
6. Mitigating exposure to climate-related risks
We understand and are mitigating physical and transitional risk exposure while also considering climate change as part of our investment planning process.
We’re working with all of our private investments to set clear targets and goals for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
As a member of Climate Action 100+, we engage with the largest global climate emitters to set clear net-zero goals for 2050.
Our commitment to reach net zero by 2050
Interim targets to reduce our portfolio carbon emissions intensity¹ against a 2019 baseline:
*Interim targets to reduce our portfolio carbon emissions intensity against a 2019 baseline
¹Since we convert all greenhouse gases to tonnes of carbon equivalent (tCO2e) in our calculations, the terms “greenhouse gas” or “GHG” and “carbon emissions” are used interchangeably in this report.
Our net-zero ambition
In 2021, we made a commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050. As part of this commitment, we will almost halve our emissions intensity by 2025. By 2030, we will cut our emissions intensity by two-thirds. It’s an ambitious plan – but one that helps us play an active role in decarbonizing the global economy.
At the table from day one
We have worked with policymakers and regulators to encourage long-term climate policy.
We’ve endorsed the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
We are a founding member and former chair of SASB’s Investor Advisory Group.
We are founding members of GRESB’s infrastructure assessment.