Responsible investments

We contribute to a stronger and more sustainable infrastructure through our long-term and collaborative investments

A new reality, new needs and new solutions

In the Nordic region, there is a significant and long-term investment need in infrastructure that is expected to exceed 200 billion Euro over the next ten years. The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) estimates that SEK 85 billion will be co-financed in infrastructure from municipalities and county councils until 2025, while total municipal costs are estimated to exceed revenue by SEK 47 billion by 2020. We believe that one part of the solution is to allow local and trustworthy investors to participate in investments in existing and new essential infrastructure—creating long-term partnerships that are profitable and sustainable for our society.

Our unique model for responsible investments

Infrastructure is not just another kind of asset to invest in. It is the foundation for society and for every citizen's well-being. Infranode has developed a model for infrastructure investments that guarantees long-term improvements and value for every stakeholder.

Our unique model for responsible investments

Infrastructure is not just another kind of asset to invest in. It is the foundation for society and for every citizen's well-being. Infranode has developed a model for infrastructure investments that guarantees long-term improvements and value for every stakeholder.

A flexible investor

Able to acquire between 10% to 100% of existing assets or invest in new development

Drive and capacity to invest additional capital during our ownership

Joint ownership

Clear strategy to be a partner in municipal and other public or private infrastructure

Experience of being a partner to public players (e.g. we own 33% of a municipal energy company in Oslo)

Long term

Long-term owner—25 years

No incentives or interests in a prompt “exit”

Trusted investors

Investing "dependable capital" from KPA Pension (municipal and county employees' own pension funds), a state-owned AP fund, Folksam and EIB

Focusing on stable and reasonable returns

Experience and expertise

We have operational and transactional experience from leading infrastructure companies, which can be a valuable addition for staff and other owners

Sustainability

An in-house developed ESG tool that makes sustainability a natural part of our analysis of a potential investment and resultant active ownership in areas pertaining to the environment, ethics and company governance 

Open to consider restrictions on user charges (e.g. network grid tariffs)

Member of several organizations working for sustainability-proof investments, such as PRI, SWESIF and LTIIA.

We create shared value

Infranode adds knowledge and releases value, resources, and space in the investment budget while sharing both risks and rewards with the public sector

Public sector

Public sector

  • Releases value for new investments

  • Makes earlier investments possible

  • Retained control

  • A knowledgeable partner with a lifecycle perspective

  • Possible combination of infrastructure and real estate

Citizens

Citizens

  • Well-functioning infrastructure facilitates everyday life

  • Creates employment

  • Contributes to a greener society

  • Affordable infrastructure

Private sector

Private sector

  • Releases capital for core business
  • A capital partner for new business
  • A solution-oriented and knowledgeable partner
  • Experienced in doing business in the interface between public and private spheres

Investors

Investors

  • Stable long-term return for safe pensions in the future

  • Opportunity to reliably meet long-term commitments

  • Risk diversification

  • Possibility to contribute to a more sustainable and stronger society

Sustainability is part of our core strategy

ESG in the investment phase

Full review followed by integration of identified ESG factors into the general investment analysis and improvements in the long-term business plan.

ESG under our ownership

High commitment where we as shareholders on the board, both from majority and minority positions, take responsibility to implement the ESG factors in our business plan in cooperation with other owners and senior executives so that we continuously improve the sustainability of the underlying investment.

Collaboration within ESG

Infranode is a member of several organizations that work together for sustainable investments, such as PRI, SWESIF and LTIIA.

We have developed our own in-house tool that makes sustainability a natural part of our overall analysis of a potential investment. Our starting point is simple and clear: it is not possible to distinguish sustainability issues from the general financial analysis of risk and return. An otherwise seemingly attractive investment is not attractive to us if there are sustainability risks that are not identified and managed correctly.

We invest in all types of infrastructure in the Nordics

We invest in both municipal, regional and national infrastructure

1

Transportation

Public transport
Rail
Depots
Airports
Ports
Roads
Bridges
Tunnels
Electrification

2

Energy

Electricity distribution and transmission
Water, sewage and waste management
District heating and cooling
Renewable energy
Street lighting

4

Telecommunications

Fiber networks
Towers
Data centers

3

Social infrastructure

Healthcare
Education
Leisure
Welfare
Culture
Emergency services
Other government buildings

Our strategy creates immediate and long-term sustainable value for our society, its citizens and future pensioners