By investing in real assets, pension funds are able to support the economy, create jobs and invest directly in assets that support the climate change transition – all while homing in on the prospects of long-term investment returns.
Taken together, this is known as real assets’ ‘green’ premium, explains Ed Dixon head of ESG, real assets at Aviva Investors. Until recently, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has focused on the equity market. But attention is now turning to real assets.
This trend is perhaps unsurprising. Real assets sit at the heart of the transition to a green economy, with a large proportion of the £12bn pledged by the UK government under its ten-point action plan for a green industrial revolution1 covering areas such as real estate, renewable energy, and transport.
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