Commitment to Sustainability

ACP's Partners draw on a long-standing history and track record of successful investing in the environmental and sustainability space, giving ACP a significant first mover advantage, as highlighted below:

Significant Sector and Regional Investment Experience

RobecoSAM is an investment boutique focused exclusively on sustainability investing and offers asset management services including indexes and private equity. Through its index activities, RobecoSAM partners with Dow Jones Indexes to publish and license the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) as well as customized sustainability benchmarks. Based on its annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment, RobecoSAM has compiled one of the world's largest sustainability databases, analyzing over 2,000 listed companies each year. RobecoSAM’s proprietary research and sustainability data are fully integrated across its offering. RobecoSAM is also the center of expertise for clean-tech private equity within Robeco through RobecoSAM Private Equity, a division of RobecoSAM and Robeco Institutional Asset Management BV, which is a market leader in the field of clean growth and sustainable private equity investing. As of December 31, 2014 the firm managed around USD 3.1 billion of committable private equity capital, of which USD 1.4 billion were in clean growth and sustainable private equity strategies.

ORIX has invested over USD 400 million of equity commitments in the clean energy sector. Through its Eco Services (Environment and Energy) business, ORIX is actively involved in a range of clean energy and resource efficiency investments. ORIX is working to promote widespread use of renewable energy through its solar and biomass power generation businesses. Through its energy conservation services, ORIX identifies its customers’ energy consumption patterns and proposes optimal energy conservation solutions using new energy sources and installing energy-saving equipment. ORIX provides affordable electric power to business operators to power their factories, office buildings and other facilities. ORIX also offers a bulk electric power purchasing service to customers who live in condominiums to help reduce their electricity costs. In resource and waste processing, ORIX leverages its leasing expertise and unique network to offer customers a one-stop service for all of their 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle) and waste processing needs.

Over the past decade, ADB has established itself as a major driver of renewable energy investing in the region and, using both its own capital as well as third-party funding channeled through ADB, has committed considerable resources to supporting efforts aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy security across Asia and the Pacific. This strategy is reflected in both ADB’s direct infrastructure activities, as well as in its private equity investments, with a significant portion targeting low-carbon growth and natural resource efficiency. In 2014, ADB committed USD 2.4 billion (31% of which involved the private sector) for clean energy investments, well above the target of USD 2 billion and continuing a sustained level of investment in this space that saw ADB’s private sector operations committing an aggregate USD 2.6 billion in clean energy investments during the period 2011-2013.