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Infrastructure Investor Interview with Clean Energy Co-Heads, Barney Coles and Dario Bertagna


Infrastructure Investor interviews Barney Coles and Dario Bertagna, Co-Heads of the Clean Energy team, to hear their perspectives and insights on the industry’s progress with net zero, the impact of geopolitical instability and high energy costs on the energy transition, investors’ growing appetite for renewables, ESG considerations when investing, and the most attractive investment opportunities right now.  

“Over the last decade we’ve made incredible progress, but the road to net zero is still long and twisted…But the good news for discerning investors is that there remains a huge amount of investment into renewables required to support the power sector in meeting net-zero goals; particularly important in this period of geopolitical instability,” comments Dario.

“Investor appetite for European renewable energy has been increasing steadily over time. What is particularly interesting is the level of active engagement from investors based outside of Europe. There is a clear and growing recognition globally that Europe is the most attractive renewables market today, and that is being reflected in fundraising. In particular, appetite has been supercharged over the past 12-18 months. That is due, in part, to institutional investors’ increased focus on ESG investing,” comments Barney.

Capital Dynamics Clean Energy is one of the leading renewable energy investment managers in the world with one of the longest track records in the industry. We are proud to rank in the top half of Infrastructure Investor’s newly-released top 100 infrastructure managers. The Clean Energy strategy was established to capture attractive investment opportunities in the largest and fastest growing sector of global infrastructure – proven renewable energy technologies, with a focus on utility-scale and distributed generation, solar and wind. The Platform’s dedicated asset management business provides highly-specialized services to help ensure optimal performance and value from projects.

The business is committed to ESG investing and over the past year, has received a number of prestigious industry accolades, including the highest rating from the Principles for Responsible Investment; Renewables Investment Manager of the Year; and a 5-star rating and designation of “Sector Leader” for Renewable Power from GRESB.

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