The value in adopting responsible investment practices, such as consideration of the sustainability characteristics of buildings, for example, has become an established market trend in real estate investment.
This trend is driven by studies across jurisdictions pointing to growing climate and sustainability regulatory pressure, an increasing understanding of the long-term physical, regulatory and market risks by institutional investors and rising occupier demand for green buildings.
It is now widely recognised that responsible investment practices are changing real estate market conditions. We have identified and reported on these trends for a number of years and have responded by progressively integrating Responsible Property Investment throughout our investment and asset management processes. We also continue to work with the industry to develop tools and methods to that effect.
In this report we illustrate how we have integrated our responsible approach in practice.