Bridges Fund Management has an impact-driven investment approach that allows the team to integrate societal and environmental factors into their decision-making in a way that we believe further strengthens returns. We specialise in using sustainability and impact lens to identify investment opportunities, where an investment's potential to create value for society or the environment also drives financial value, such as meeting demand for specialist properties, unlocking the potential of emerging locations and improving the energy footprints of buildings to increase their attraction to occupiers and to future-proof value for investors.
Through our impact-driven investment approach, we have learned to focus on four key criteria, common to all Bridges' investments: target outcomes, additionality, alignment and environmental, social and governance factors (ESG). These four key criteria provide a holistic view of an investment's ability to generate positive societal or environmental change and help us to analyse impact when selecting, engaging and tracking our portfolio.
Our Sustainable Property Policy details the minimum standards we expect in our development projects and our in-house risk assessment screen specially developed for property investments cover all stages of our pre-investment decision-making process (initial screening, due diligence, investment decision). A summary is included in the Investment Committee meeting for approval. ESG factors are analysed and discussed in further detail before exchange/completion.