Delivering returns responsibly

We understand that the products and companies in which we invest will remain in existence for decades. Fibre networks and data centres support the growing need for connectivity. State-of-the-art highways allow millions of drivers to travel more quickly, safely and efficiently. Hospitals improve health and save lives. Energy assets power and empower communities. This connection between our funds and the end-user creates a real sense of responsibility and forms an intrinsic part of our mindset.

Therefore, at DIF, we support the goal of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, in line with global efforts as a result of the Paris Agreement to have net zero emissions by 2050, or sooner.

Working together to promote our beliefs

Working together with our investors, partners, employees, end-users and even the broader community, we promote best industry practices and behaviour in line with our ethical beliefs.

This is why we have developed a transparent and proactive approach to implementing ESG. Our strategy of delivering returns responsibly ensures this commitment remains aligned to our goal of offering high-quality infrastructure and credit investments that result in predictable cash-flows and sustainable returns.

A person holding a book

A good business is a responsible business

A deep commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) guides every step of our approach to investment, from origination and construction to operation. We firmly believe this protects value, enhances returns, and underpins the positive impact of assets and companies that deliver essential services to their surrounding communities.

Putting public benefits in the spotlights

Most of our ESG activity is focused on our ‘active’ impacts, i.e. those environmental and social benefits that stem from our ESG integration or our active ESG engagements with investee companies.

That helps us closely track progress, but risks not capturing the intrinsic benefits that many of our investments create. How, for example, our state-of-the-art highways allow millions of drivers to travel more quickly, safely and efficiently. How our hospital and school investments improve health and enrich education. How fiber networks get thousands online to close the digital divide. And how our clean energy assets are laying the foundations for the low-carbon economy. The case studies presented in this section puts these public benefits in the spotlights.