Natixis and EDHECinfra team up to evaluate the impact of ESG on infrastructure investing
Infrastructure benchmark pioneers to create measures and indices of the increasingly significant impact of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) factors on infrastructure investments
This long-term partnership between Natixis and EDHEC began in 2012. Over the subsequent seven years, they have jointly generated a number of key research findings and industrial applications thanks to the strong link between academia and practitioners. With the support of Natixis, the EDHECinfra research institute delivered new ways to understand and model credit risk in private infrastructure debt, a series of financial benchmarks that track 20 years of investment in the asset class, and a better integration of this asset class in prudential regimes such as Solvency-II.
EDHECinfra exists to answer a simple question: Why does infrastructure have value? The value of infrastructure is financial, economic and social and determines the opportunity to have infrastructure in the first place. EDHECinfra collects data, develops methodologies and produces research and tools to help answer this question. In 2019, EDHECinfra launched a series of global indices and benchmarks of the risk-adjusted performance of private investments in the equity and the debt of infrastructure companies. Having created the largest database of infrastructure investment data in the world, in combination with cutting-edge technology to estimate the fair value of illiquid assets, EDHECinfra is now a key knowledge repository for infrastructure investors. Going forward, EDHECinfra is developing a series of projects to measure the exposure and materiality of ESG (environmental, social and governance) risks and impacts present in infrastructure investment, including social acceptability, physical risks and the usefulness of infrastructure assets. All things by which infrastructure does, or not, have value in the long-term.
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