MKAM, as an affiliate of the Macquarie Group (Macquarie) and in a capacity as a manager and corporate director of MKIF, has adopted ESG framework that Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) applies to its fund management activities to the extent relevant and possible. MIRA aims to improve the sustainability performance of portfolio companies by addressing material ESG issues and opportunities to enhance long-term value for our investors. MIRA addresses a broad range of ESG risks and opportunities throughout the entire investment lifecycle from screening and due diligence through to ongoing asset management and exit. MIRA also regularly collect a range of ESG data from portfolio companies, allowing us to track and support improvement of their ESG performance. ESG information is communicated to shareholders at least annually in fund reports and fund presentations. MKAM is committed to continuously improving our ESG performance and look forward to continuing to share our progress with investors.
As long-term investors in companies that underpin economies and communities, MIRA take our responsibility to address climate change risks seriously. As stewards of these vital businesses, MIRA have a duty to ensure they play their part in global efforts to address our warming planet.
Macquarie Group is supporting the transition to a low carbon economy by progressing a range of initiatives to mitigate climate change and adapt to its effects. On the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Macquarie Asset Management (MAM), which MIRA belongs to as one of its business group, announced a commitment to manage its global portfolio in line with net zero emissions by 2040.
The public commitment articulated our goal to implement Paris-aligned or net zero business plans at each of our fund portfolio companies by the end of 2022. This commitment has several steps that are already underway:
This detailed commitment complements extensive activity across the broader Macquarie Group in developing and managing renewable energy projects, helping clients on their decarbonisation pathways, and adapting infrastructure for climate resilience.
MIRA look forward to working with our investors, portfolio companies, regulators and other stakeholders to achieve these transformational objectives for the benefit of all. MIRA remain grateful for these partnerships and MIRA welcome continued engagement as MIRA seek to play our part in building a more sustainable future for everyone.
Please visit MIRAFunds.com for more detail regarding our climate change commitment as well as our approach to ESG, sustainability and responsible investment.