Investing in UK infrastructure
The UK is facing a sizeable funding shortfall in meeting its infrastructure needs. The country requires investment with a focus on the long-term vision for a more sustainable way of life. Alongside this need there has been increased demand from pension funds and insurers for real asset investments.
In response, in 2020 Aviva Investors committed to investing £10 billion over the next three years. Within the ￡10 billion are further commitments including £3 billion on social infrastructure, £2.5 billion on low-carbon infrastructure and £1 billion of sustainable transition loans to be delivered by 2025, as part of Aviva Investors’ responsible investment goals and plan to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2040.
Investing in real assets has an important social and economic benefit, funding essential development from rail networks to renewable energy facilities. This investment will play a role in the creation of jobs in infrastructure and real estate in cities and regions across the country, better connecting investors with the assets they own and demonstrating the value that their investments can have in local communities and society post-COVID-19.
Aviva is investing in UK infrastructure and real estate to help our economy and communities bounce back. We plan to invest in the UK’s regions and cities, in critical areas such as social housing, renewable energy and rail networks. The investments being made will ultimately fund people’s savings and retirement, aiming to deliver stable returns to our customers and funding a sustainable future for the UK.