About Lighthouse Infrastructure

Lighthouse Infrastructure is an investment firm and a fund manager focused on sustainable infrastructure investment. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Lighthouse Infrastructure has been operating since 2007 and is owned by the staff members of the firm.

Our purpose is to invest in a sustainable manner, in quality infrastructure assets which have a positive impact on society.

We have adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals to guide our investment selection process.

Our Core Beliefs

Sustainability

Sustainability is the ability to maintain a given level of activity. Lighthouse Infrastructure relates this capacity to our investment and asset management activities by strongly believing in:

  • Environmental sensitivity: humanity is challenged by resource depletion and climate change. For the investments we make to be sustainable, they must efficiently utilise our scarce resources and care for the environment;
  • Social responsibility: infrastructure assets provide essential services to communities they serve and inform and contribute to the public good. For their activities to be sustainable, investors and asset managers must provide access to infrastructure enabled services in a fair and an efficient manner;
  • Productivity: for any activity to be sustainable it must be productive. Investment activity must provide mutual benefits to users and to owners.
Lighthouse Infrastructure invests in sustainable infrastructure assets. We analyse and apply these elements in making our investment decisions, we measure and monitor our assets for these elements, and we make asset management decisions to improve these outcomes.

At Lighthouse we believe that our sustainability focus will generate long term prosperity for:
  • Our investors: through superior risk adjusted returns over the long term;
  • The community: who benefit from the productivity created and services generated by the assets which we manage and in which we invest;
  • Our team: who benefit from the positive impact their work has for others and the long term career prospects this generates;
  • Our business: by successfully adding value to the collective needs of our key stakeholders.
Our Business

Lighthouse Infrastructure believes that sustainable competitive advantage in investment management is derived from people, innovation and relationships:

  • People: superior investment decisions and strategies are generated by people. Lighthouse Infrastructure seeks to attract and to retain the highest quality people to work in the firm. Lighthouse Infrastructure retains these people within the firm through a satisfying work environment and a diverse ownership of the firm by the staff;
  • Innovation: financial value can be created through genuine innovation. Lighthouse Infrastructure values innovation, encouraging and supporting its team members to complete research, think creatively and devise new solutions which generate financial value for our investors. Read some of our research.
  • Relationships: strategic competitive advantages and significant efficiencies can be generated by strong and trusting relationships. Lighthouse Infrastructure is selective about relationships it looks to develop and nurtures these relationships with a focus on integrity and mutual benefit.
Key Relationships

Lighthouse Infrastructure’s key relationships include:

  • Harvard University: Lighthouse Infrastructure has sponsored and collaborates with the Harvard Law School’s Pensions, Capital Stewardship, and Infrastructure Center activities, which look to advance the interests of long-term investments by pension funds in the infrastructure sector.
  • Stanford University: Dr Ashby Monk, Senior Advisor to Lighthouse Infrastructure, is the Executive and Research Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center at Stanford University. This is an interdisciplinary research centre that seeks to facilitate understanding of the financing, development, and governance of critical infrastructure worldwide.
  • APEC: Lighthouse Infrastructure associate Director, Research and Strategy, Dr Allan Wain, is the Chairman of Islamic Infrastructure Investment Platform (I3P). The I3P provides a platform for collaboration among public, private, international and academic experts to accelerate the mobilisation of Islamic finance to fund the APEC region’s infrastructure needs and to promote the expansion of cross border investments by Islamic finance institutions.
  • OECD: Dr Allan Wain is involved in the “OECD Framework for the Governance of Infrastructure” project. Poor governance is a major reason why infrastructure projects often fail to meet their timeframe, budget, and service delivery objectives. This framework has been developed to assist OECD policy makers in addressing the major governance challenges associated with public infrastructure projects.
  • United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI): Lighthouse Infrastructure is a signatory to the UNPRI. The six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a range of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practices. In implementing them, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system.
  • Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC): Lighthouse Infrastructure is a member of the IGCC. The IGCC is a collaboration of Australian and New Zealand investors focusing on the impact that climate change has on the financial value of investments. The IGCC represents institutional investors with total funds under management of over $2 trillion. The IGCC aims to encourage government policies and investment practices that address the risks and opportunities of climate change, for the ultimate benefit of superannuants and unit holders.

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