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ESG fundraising strength amid market shifts: key takeaways from GIIA-Realfin report

Our latest report, in partnership with Realfin, examines 2023's global infrastructure landscape

The Global Infrastructure ESG Report report in collaboration with Realfin highlights recent developments in ESG fundraising and the continued global maturity of ESG practices.

Despite a general decline in fundraising in 2023, ESG fundraising maintained a significant share of total unlisted infrastructure fundraising. We saw 51 ESG-related funds close, raising a total of USD 36.6 billion.

Interestingly, while the term ESG remains highly politicised in the US, 35% of infrastructure ESG fund managers (who have raised funds this year) are based in the US, compared to 16% in France, 14% in the UK, and 11% in Denmark. Nearly a quarter of unlisted funds are targeting North America.

Despite the political debate surrounding ESG, the US continues to be a significant market for ESG investors.

As we continue to develop the report, we invite contributions for future editions, your thoughts and expertise are crucial in sustaining this report.

Read the full report here