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British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

PRI reporting framework 2019

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PR 01. Responsible Property Investment (RPI) policy

01.1. Indicate if your organisation has a Responsible Property Investment (RPI) policy.

01.2. Provide a URL or attach the document

01.3. Provide a brief overview of your organisation’s approach to responsible investment in property, and how you link responsible investment in property to your business strategy. [Optional]

BCI's approach to responsible property investment enhances the desirability, marketability, longevity, and competitiveness of property investments (and the communities in which they are located), contributing to and enhancing stable cash flows and investment returns.

Where possible the goal is to have all properties be environmentally friendly, energy efficient, barrier free, tenant friendly, and to have both design and function that are compatible with community standards.

QuadReal, a company created and 100 per cent owned by BCI, is required to adopt policies and implement procedures in all material aspects to generally comply with best practices, to carry on ethical business conduct and to promote fair dealing, including, without limitation, with respect to governance, social and environmental activities.

QuadReal’s commitment to sustainability and responsible property investment:

  • QuadReal aims to deliver prudent growth and strong investment returns, and to create and sustain environments that bring value to the people and communities it serves. Now and for generations to come.
  • QuadReal's sustainability strategy follows four key pathways: being efficient with respect to energy, water and waste; promoting the health and wellness of the people living and working in our buildings; proudly supporting the communities in which we operate; and actively building a culture of innovation.
  • QuadReal strives to have all buildings that it directly manages green certified, typically to LEED or BOMA BEST. It also publicly reports its key impacts, in line with its commitment to being open and transparent. QuadReal aims to be a global sustainability leader, and challenges itselves to improve every day. QuadReal is  focused on excellence, and committed to exceeding the sustainability expectations of its tenants, employees, and communities.