Our approach makes us different
Our commitment to responsible investing is driven by the recognition that real assets have a significant impact on society and its ecosystem.
We’re highly conscious of our responsibility to go over and above the industry norm and we put Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) at the heart of our investment decision making.
We believe corporate and social responsibility should be integrated into the ‘lifeblood’ of companies affecting everything they do and every relationship they have whether with customers, suppliers, governments or the whole of society.
Stakeholder engagement is one of the key foundations on which our approach to responsible investment is based. Our stakeholders and clients expect us to integrate sustainability into our investment considerations.
We are actively involved in numerous industry groups to ensure that we participate in industry-leading research standards and help to innovate new technologies and techniques. We respond to government consultations and encourage our investors and supply chain to consider how to go further on sustainability.
Creating social value is very important to us. We have a responsibility to ensure that our investors’ capital makes a positive impact and not only produces economic returns, but also does so in a way that has a net environmental and social benefit.
The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) is now one of the most prominent measures in the property sector for assessing sustainability performance, at fund level. In 2016 (based on 2015 performance) we retained Green Stars for all 11 eligible funds as well as four European Leader awards.