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Infrastructure for Greener Finance

The shift toward a green economy is creating a step change across all infrastructure sectors today, opening attractive investment opportunities in several areas. This perpetual infrastructure strategy will pursue investments in megatrends of energy transition and energy security, as well as digital and community infrastructure, sustainable mobility, and the circular economy.

The strategy will seek to deploy capital into fully integrated businesses such as utilities and end-to-end renewable energy infrastructure players, as well as assets such as data centers, grid digitization technologies, battery storage systems, and natural gas storage and transportation facilities, where adaptable to incorporate hydrogen. Over half of the strategy will be allocated to Europe initially, becoming increasingly global over the decades to come.

Standard intends to launch underlying open-ended investment vehicles and will be seeking founding partners in the second half of 2023.

Sustainable Development 

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.



Several trends are disrupting the traditional funding sources relied upon by many non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Some government donor agencies that fund NGOs have threatened to sharply cut their budgets, as in the US, where 30% cuts have been proposed1, while the UK has signaled that it could start to impose tougher funding restrictions2. At the same time, liquid global capital markets and a greater risk appetite among financiers have expanded the landscape for private financing flows to include social and environmental programs - for example, the growth of green bonds and SDG-linked equity funds. In relative terms, private foreign direct investment flows, remittances, and philanthropic giving far exceed the flow of official government aid to developing economies.


Forms of sustainable finance have grown rapidly in recent years, as a growing number of institutional investors and funds now incorporate various Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing approaches. This growth has been spurred by shifts in demand from across the finance ecosystem, driven both by the search for better long-term financial value, and a pursuit of better alignment with values. This page provides access to many work on monitoring developments in ESG rating and investing.

Educational Equality

Education is vital. We can all agree on this but where we fall out of the agreement is why exactly education is so necessary for equality. Without education, there can be no progress, no development, and no improvement. 

In today’s world, we are ever more aware of the issues surrounding sexism, racism, and inequality, allowing for a greater understanding of the importance of educating people to avoid these biases occurring in the first place.

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