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Responsible Investment and Infrastructure Sustainability

2014-12-01 05:10:00
Responsible Investment and Infrastructure Sustainability

Susheela Peres da Costa, Meg Wrixon and Mark Rogers will explore the link between Responsible Investment and Infrastructure Sustainability at the industry panel session following the ISCA Annual General Meeting on 11 December 2014.

Over $125 billion infrastructure investment is required to fund and finance the transformation of Australia's infrastructure. What are the drivers for infrastructure investors? Can infrastructure sustainability help investors in the investment decision-making process? Furthermore, can infrastructure sustainability help assess risks and value creation opportunities within current asset portfolios as well as future infrastructure investments?

The report presented by the G20 Climate Finance Study Group to the Finance Ministers (pp19) identified the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Rating Tool as a mechanism to support the private sector with incorporating climate risks and adaptation issues in planning, financing and investment decisions. 


Susheela Peres da Costa is Deputy Managing Director at Regnan – an organisation established by institutional investors to investigate and address risks governance and sustainability issues affecting their portfolios. She joined prior to Regnan's formal inception in 2007 after several years in the funds management industry, and has directed its research and engagement programs. Susheela is Deputy Chair of the Responsible Investment Association of Australia. She holds an MA (Comm Management), BA (Hons) and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® professional.

Meg Wrixon is the Sustainability Communications Expert at WSP. Meg is a dedicated communications and stakeholder engagement professional with a passion for the sustainability sector. Meg has worked with a number of clients across a variety of sectors to deliver strategic stakeholder engagement and communications projects to both internal and external stakeholders. She is a sustainability strategy and reporting professional who has developed sustainability reports using GRI G3.1 & G4 guidelines, as well as other bespoke reporting frameworks. Meg also works with WSP's Built Ecology team to review ISCA evidence documentation on large projects.

Mark Rogers is the Director, Direct Infrastructure at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Mark is responsible for the development and implementation of asset management strategies for various portfolios at Colonial First State Asset Management. He brings 18 years' experience across all aspects of the infrastructure sector from his involvement with the Department of Transport and Regional Services during the Federal airport privatisation process to his private consulting experience and his work at Origin Energy with projects construction and operation in the oil and gas sector. He has been an investment executive with Colonial for the past seven years.



ISCA Members and Invited Guests Only

Members' networking drinks will follow the industry panel session. The AGM, panel session and drinks are free for members and strictly limited to individuals who belong to member ogranisations and invited guests. Registration is required - click here to register for this end of year event.