The investment team aims to be at the forefront of Environmental, Social and Government (ESG). We simply believe it makes both sound social and economic sense to do so. Cities, institutions, and policy makers alike are becoming increasingly attentive to ESG considerations. Embedding ESG as an integral factor of our investment strategy does not only align with our ethos, but also makes business sense in the long-term, to the benefit of our investors and the communities.
As an asset manager, we are convinced that creating sustainable buildings will have a positive impact on the community and the environment. We will aim to be true to this ethos, while not compromising on returns, rather focusing on elements that we believe will over time create better quality and returns for our investors. As part of our manage-to-core strategy, we believe that institutional buyers will increasingly consider paying a premium if the building they are looking to acquire has been improved from an ESG perspective.
ESG is embedded in our investment process. We have a dedicated section in each of our Investment Committee Memoranda throughout the investment process, addressing our thoughts on how to improve from an ESG perspective each asset/investment under consideration.