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Aviva Investors Makes Progress Decarbonising £47 Billion in Real Assets

Asset manager Aviva Investors has published a report outlining its progress transitioning its £47 billion real assets business towards net zero. This is one year on from Aviva Investors’ commitment to achieve net zero across its real assets by 2040. The firm’s progress towards meeting its target includes investing in £1.4 billion of low-carbon and renewable energy infrastructure and buildings, expanding total renewable energy capacity to 1.1 gigawatts (GW), and launching the Climate Transition Real Assets fund which is labelled as an Article 8 fund under the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. “If institutional investor capital is to be truly effective in supporting the transition towards a low-carbon future, it must be funnelled into more impact-based investment activities, such as improving existing buildings and infrastructure which underperform when it comes to energy efficiency and their ongoing carbon emissions,” said Ed Dixon, Head of ESG, Real Assets, at Aviva Investors.

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