The PPM for InfraRed's new European Real Estate fund notes the main structural trends observed by InfraRed, including environmental factors (energy efficiency and the re-organisation of transport) and profound social changes (e.g. demographic changes (urbanisation), the growth of online retail, etc.).
The investment process is detailed, including a description of how ESG matters and initiatives are required to be identified during the due diligence phase and incorporated into each Project’s Business Plan.
These are reviewed by the Investment Committee as part of approving each acquisition.
An explanation is also provided of asset management in general, including the focus on ESG and the need for business plans to deliver on the fund's investment themes and those ESG initiatives identified and approved as part of a project’s Business Plan.
The PPM for the new China fund, focused on mainland property investments, includes a description of how responsible investment is reviewed at different stages of the investment process. The ongoing need for compliance with local environmental laws, ordinances and regulations is also noted. In addition, investors are reminded of the unique political, social and corporate governance conditions in the People's Republic of China.