Background to the framework
During its annual 2019 CFA Climate and ESG Asset Owner Summit, hosted in partnership with Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a resounding theme was the dearth of information to assist asset owners measure the impact of their Real Asset portfolios on both ESG and delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
To address this challenge, the AOAC, approached GRESB, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and Africa investor (Ai) as technical partners to work with a high-level ‘Brain Trust’ to investigate the creation of a framework, narrative and benchmark for ASSET OWNERS to MEASURE IMPACT of infrastructure assets on delivery of the SDG’s and ESG, and promote adoption amongst their respective asset owner networks.
This framework is the result of this effort and is intended to assist in measuring the contribution to the SDG’s for Infrastructure assets and projects.
The framework has been developed by the technical partners based on the investor-led GRESB Infrastructure Asset Assessment and reviewed by the ‘Brain Trust’.