Marketing material for new funds contain details of our RI approach, and draw attention to existing ESG programs we have initiated on a global basis. This includes our regular participation in the annual GRESB benchmarking study, as well as publishing individual case studies of ESG initiatives implemented at individual assets.
We provide an overview of our Sustainability Workgroup which was established to develop a global Responsible Investment Policy and further implement the resulting strategies.
In addition we detail our investment processes for the lifecycle of assets from acquisition selection and due diligence through to eventual sale, of which ESG initiatives are an integral part.
During the subscription stage we work with investors to identify specific ESG areas they would like to see addressed within the fund documentation. For example, we may agree with investors that the fund will participate in the annual GRESB benchmarking study, making this part of our fund investor commitments.
We provide our investors with regular reporting on sustainability developments within the fund, including GRESB scores if applicable, and details on individual asset initiatives. These are included as part of our fund presentations for client meetings, conferences and quarterly WebEx presentations. In addition, sustainability forms an integral part of our discussions with prospective clients and consultants.