Private credit’s pivotal role in low-carbon transition

Private credit will play a vital role in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy.

According to Rob Horn, global head of the Blackstone Credit Sustainable Resources Group, this role is set to get a whole lot bigger.

Horn believes that credit will eventually supply as much as 60 per cent of the estimated $100 trillion needed to decarbonise economies around the world providing for a particularly attractive investment opportunity for private credit.

An opportunity to drive attractive risk-adjusted returns, while potentially improving societal outcomes.

In this exclusive fireside chat with Fiona Reynolds, chief executive of Conexus Financial and former head of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, Horn outlines Blackstone’s view on energy transition as a key investment theme for the firm; its approach to sustainable finance; and what is needed to encourage more institutional investors into this rapidly evolving space.

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