Our keys sectors

 

Our investments cover 5 keys areas to develop infrastructure that ensures tangible improvements in people's lives.

Power

Generation, storage, transmission and distribution in the renewable energy, electricity and gas sectors.

Access to power is a real issue for sustainable development in emerging countries. Our mission is to strengthen the power sector of those countries that we target. This commitment involves electrification and the diversification of means of production by focusing on renewable energy as well as improving the quality of the networks. 

Environment

Water and waste treatment, sanitation, incineration, heating networks…

In Africa, 300 million people don’t have access to drinking water:  Solving this problem ison increasingly crucial area of development as global warming progresses. STOA, aware of these important challenges, plans to invest in projects that improve the resilience of water management and waste treatment systems.  This is part of our investment mandate in the environmental sector.

Telecom

Network fibre, undersea cables, satellites, data centres.

Because the digital economy plays a significant role in the overall dynamics of global markets, emerging countries should have access to higher performing telecommunication infrastructure. STOA hopes to work towards implementing new communication technologies, and expanding and densifying telecommunication networks in emerging countries.

Transport

Highways, roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, airports, urban transit, railways, logistics.

Transportation infrastructure remains generally insufficient to meet the needs of emerging countries: the proportion of paved roads in Africa is only of 2km/100km, 3km in Latin-America and 25 km in Asia, compared to 122 in Europe. This discrepancy is just as visible regarding port infrastructure: in Africa, the largest ports handle less than 45% of the hourly volume of shipments transiting through Europe. 

Social

Public buildings, hospitals, clinics, universities, student residencies

The need for public buildings – hospitals, universities, civil services, stadiums– is particularly important for developping countries with road and power infrastructures that meet extended needs. These countries provide us with interesting investment opportunities to finance high-quality infrastructure for health, education, administrative services or leisure.