Socially Responsible Investing - As part of its investment process, Jamestown considers ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors that are relevant to the generation of long-term sustainable returns.
Environmental - Jamestown’s investment decision making process involves an extensive evaluation of
the current environmental performance and policies of potential acquisitions. Jamestown Green, the in-house sustainability group, provides a formal assessment of each asset that is presented to the Investment Committee. Upon acquisition, assets participate in the Jamestown Green program to monitor performance and spearhead sustainability initiatives at the property level and across the
portfolio. Sustainable property management policies and best practices are encouraged, and Jamestown
Green tracks energy consumption, water consumption and waste diversion rates. The Jamestown Green team uses this information to identify opportunities to lower operating costs and lessen the asset’s adverse impact on the environment. Each asset is also evaluated for third-party ratings and certifications such as LEED and Energy Star.
Social Responsibility - As a corporate citizen, Jamestown aims to make business decisions that consider the impact of its operations on the local communities in which it invests. Jamestown has adopted a Responsible Contracting Policy that is designed to encourage contractors to pay a fair wage and fair benefits to their employees. Through the Jamestown Charitable Foundation, the firm supports nonprofits that make cities more desirable places to live and work.
Governance - Jamestown has adopted a Compliance Manual and Code of Ethics that includes policies that promote honest and ethical conduct and compliance with law which support the terms in each Fund’s governing documents.