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The 2010s saw a notable decline of social infrastructure investments in many of the largest OECD countries. The past year and a half have served to highlight this funding gap, especially given the strain exerted by Covid-19 on global healthcare systems. In addition to healthcare, social infrastructure encompasses many other essential services provided to the community, including educational facilities, affordable housing, and other civic buildings.
But how can investment managers optimise the integration of ESG characteristics within their portfolios? One approach is bottom-up, examining only stock-specific ESG constraints versus a relevant benchmark. Another approach is top-down, placing a greater emphasis on portfolio-level exposures.
Climate change also continues to be at the top of the agenda for investors and regulators alike. It is crucial that companies, policymakers and investors collaborate to ensure businesses reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
This Special Report outlines investment opportunities in social infrastructure, the challenges of meeting net zero, and how investors can boost their portfolios' ESG scores.