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Hannon Armstrong

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Jeff Eckel

Chairman and CEO

Chad Reed

Vice President, Investor Relations and ESG Strategy

Gil Jenkins

Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

About Company

Climate Positive Investors

Hannon Armstrong (NYSE: HASI) is the first U.S. public company solely dedicated to investments in climate solutions, providing capital to leading companies in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainable infrastructure markets. With more than $6 billion in managed assets, our core purpose is to make climate positive investments with superior risk-adjusted returns.

Investment Strategy

Our vision is that every investment should improve our climate future, which is why we require that all prospective investments are neutral to negative on incremental carbon emissions or have some other tangible environmental benefit, such as reducing water consumption.

Based on decades of investment experience across multiple interest rate and business cycles, intermittent governmental support for reducing carbon emissions, and several “boom and bust” cycles of business expansions in clean energy markets, we have created a climate positive investment thesis based on the following theories:

  1. More efficient technologies are more productive and thus should lead to higher economic returns.
  2. Lower portfolio risk is inherent in a portfolio of smaller investments, generated by trends of increasing decentralization and digitalization of energy assets, compared to larger, centralized utility-scale investments.
  3. Investing in assets aligned with scientific consensus and society’s general beliefs will reduce potential regulatory and social costs through better internalization of externalities.
  4. Assets that reduce carbon emissions represent an embedded option that may increase in value if carbon regulations were to set a price on carbon emissions.

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