Private Debt: We declined financing requests due to the current situation of a company because they were not compatible with our understanding of RI. We encouraged the companies to come back when they improved the situation.
Furthermore, we have an ESG-questionnaire to be completed yearly by our borrowers. In this questionnaire, there is a question whether the companies are UNPRI members. By posing the question we raise the awareness for the PRI and encourage their adoption.
Real Estate: Our Real Estate staff speaks publicly about sustainable building at events such as the building/construction fair (Baumesse). Especially, our 2000 Watt quarter was highlighted in several speeches. This is a quarter with especially low energy costs and constructed to high sustainability standards (further details in the Property module).
In Real Estate, we make sure that the working conditions on the construction sites are controlled in order to ensure the social aspect of ESG. We communicate clearly with our service providers that good working conditions are important for us.