Vert's investment process is rooted in the results of academic research on sustainability in real estate. Our evidence-based approach focuses on the metrics within environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria that research has shown to be most material for real estate companies. We evaluate companies based on Key Performance Indicators most relevant to their particular business with in the real estate sector. Only companies with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability qualify for the portfolio. Our fund seeks to achieve long-term capital accumulation. As such, we employ a rules-based approach which we define is largely rooted in a passive philosophy, but with the overlay of an ESG philosophy does require human oversight and decision-making.