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Global renewables firm Quinbrook appoints Fiona Reynolds

By Yasmine Masi6 October 2021

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, an investor in renewables, storage and grid support infrastructure, has announced the appointment of Fiona Reynolds to its Advisory Board.

Reynolds, best known for her leadership of the Principles for Responsible Investment, joins existing board members Mark Fulton, Dawn Turner and Kurt Akers to inform Quinbrook’s strategies and initiatives in climate policy, ESG and responsible investment.

Reynolds is known for her work and global leadership in promoting investor action in responsible investing and ESG. She is a board member of the UN Global Compact, Steering Committee – Climate Action and the Investor Agenda, a member of the Global Advisory Council on Stranded Assets at Oxford University, and the Advisory Board for the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road.

Reynolds said she was pleased to join Quinbrook and help the firm’s focuses on investment in impactful infrastructure solutions for the climate emergency.

“Business as usual – investing as usual – is not going to get us to Net Zero and that is why I am delighted to be joining the Advisory Board of Quinbrook. In my life post-PRI, I want to work with people who are making a real difference in the world,” she said.

Reynolds also mentioned the impact of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent assessment and the UN Secretary General’s declaration of a ‘code red for humanity’ on her work.

“Contained within the report are really three key messages for the investment community: one, human-induced climate change is indisputable; two, climate change is affecting every region on our planet and therefore investments globally; and three, strong, rapid reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are needed to curb global warming.”

“As we head to COP26 in Glasgow, we must move from commitment to action, with investors pro-actively changing the way they invest and this includes investing right now in climate solutions, the technology and energy solutions that will power the industry of tomorrow,” she said.

Australian-based co-founder and Managing Partner of Quinbrook, David Scaysbrook, said Reynolds is one of few individuals that have “blazed the trail” in prioritising responsible investment for global institutional investors.

“She has been a true leader and her tireless efforts have been important and impactful,” he said.

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