Octopus launches sustainable infrastructure fund

With up to £100m investment from the UK Infrastructure Bank

Octopus Investments has launched a sustainable infrastructure fund with up to £100m investment from the UK Infrastructure Bank.

The Octopus Sustainable Infrastructure Fund will invest in companies developing and rolling out sustainable infrastructure projects in emerging sectors where mainstream debt financing is not yet available. Projects could, for example include battery storage and electric vehicle charging.

Robert Skinner, head of alternative investments at Octopus Investments said: “The scale of the UK’s net-zero ambitions will require billions of pounds of investment. Some of that money needs to be channelled towards scaling up the emerging infrastructure technologies, companies and assets across critical sectors, such as digital infrastructure like small cells and green data centres, battery storage, electric vehicle charging and waste management. These are the sectors that will form the foundations of our sustainable economy and energy system in the years to come.”