Our ESG commitment

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CIP is a fund management company and formal signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (‘UN PRI’). Our approach to sustainability is founded on a strong and consistent link between high environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards and value creation and protection. All CIP Fund investments are expected to significantly impact the environment, reduce CO2 emissions, provide critical societal infrastructure, and aid high-quality job creation.

Our approach to sustainability is founded on a strong link between ESG standards and value creation.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

CIP’s objective is to create value for its investors, and high ESG standards are a prerequisite to maximising this value. CIP integrates ESG throughout the investment process and implements ESG at the project level. CIP uses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework to measure the impact of our funds under management. Currently, the following key targets guide our efforts.

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Dark green funds

In 2021, the EU introduced the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which aims to increase transparency on sustainability risks and impacts by ensuring that fund managers consider and disclose sustainability risks in their investment processes. It forms part of the EU’s ’Green Deal’, aiming to channel investment towards sustainable activities and assist member states in reaching climate objectives. Under the SFDR, funds are categorised based on their contribution to these sustainable activities. The most sustainable category is an Article 9, a so-called Dark Green fund. 

CIP provides investors with direct access to investments in Article 9 Dark Green funds and the upcoming Fund CI V is expected to be one of the largest Dark Green funds globally.

ESG framework and reporting

We adhere to several international ESG standards, industry initiatives reporting and climate disclosures.


CIP supports

CIP is a signatory or supporter of:

  • Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
  • Equator Principles


Reporting and disclosures

CIP provides reporting and disclosures on:

  • SFDR  
  • Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • GRESB benchmark 

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tonnes CO2 to be avoided annually
equivalent households powered with carbon free energy
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of clean energy capacity
100-150 tonnes
of CO2 emissions to be avoided
equivalent households sustainably powered