Our sustainable investments.

Sustainable investments are a key part of the Scheme’s investment strategy and our journey to net zero. They provide long-term value and reduce risk in the Scheme, helping us protect members’ pensions. But they also strive to have a positive impact on the world and help us reduce the Scheme’s greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve shared more details about some of our current sustainable investments below.

Greencoat Solar II LP

Greencoat’s solar business acquires and manages ground mount solar assets in the UK. Each solar farm has a life span of over 25 years and preserves natural habitats through hedgerow and tree planting, placement of bat and bird boxes, and animal grazing from neighbours.

  • In 2020, Greencoat acquired 28 operating solar PV assets adding a further 224MW to its renewable power generation capacity
  • As at 31 December 2021, Greencoat owned 123 solar farms, managing 912GWh of net generation capacity.
  • In 2021 alone, Greencoat's solar farms saved 365,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, and generated energy equivalent to powering 315,000 homes.