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DTZ Investors

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

DTZ Investors in 2013 became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) – aligning to the Six Principles for RPI. DTZ Investors involvement in the initiative is through annual participation and in the sign up and attendance in Webinars hosted by PRI. 

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

DTZ Investors is a member of the GRESB and has been since 2015, where we participate annually across the majority of our directly managed investments. We have then engaged indirectly with GRESB through our ESG consultants to provide feedback during consultations arranged by the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP). 


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          In our Investment committee meetings and Trustee meetings we cover Responsible Investment as part of the agenda, providing education to non-exec members on Responsible Investment Practices and ESG issues.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Through our RPI policy we explicitly encourage disclosure on ESG performance and benefits of doing so. In addition, we publish updates on DTZ investors website through news and research articles on RPI case studies and ESG performance. In addition as part of our Investment committee meetings and Trustee meetings we cover Responsible Investment - this is both to update on our progress and increase awareness of RI practices. 

https://www.dtzinvestors.com/media/263910/dtzi_rpi-policy_2019-2020_final-v10-compressed.pdf

As example, DTZ Investors prepared and published a research review paper on Net Zero in real estate. This addressed what it could mean for various stakeholders involved in the management of commercial real-estate and the impact on asset managers.  By preparing this we aimed to encourage better transparency of thoughts and actions relating to ESG.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          DTZ Investors hosted in 2019 an external ESG workshop with real estate investors from across the UK on the topic of ESG in real-estate. The objectives of the event were to communicate and engage on: 

- Key ESG issues & themes affecting real-estate? 
- How to apply RPI & ESG at the asset level and main stakeholder groups that interact with it
- The role of the trustee/investor to drive ESG practices throughout the property life-cycle & investment process

DTZ Investors plans to continue hosting and participating in such meetings in 2020.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          DTZ Investors wrote and published a research review paper on the government's commitment to Net Zero by 2050 and what it could mean for various stakeholders involved in the management of commercial real-estate and the impact on asset managers.  

Link to article: https://www.dtzinvestors.com/en/research/2019/december/net-zero-an-opportunity-for-real-estate/
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          We publicly disclose our UN PRI results along with our results in the Global Real-Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). The purpose of this is two-fold: to communicate to investors of our progress in RI but to also to promote awareness for the adoption of the UN PRI. Publicly disclosing this information raises awareness to our investors that it is the minimum requirement that you should be a signatory in RI.

GRESB: https://www.dtzinvestors.com/en/news/2019/september/dtz-investors-has-been-awarded-7-green-stars/

PRI: https://www.dtzinvestors.com/en/news/2019/august/dtz-investors-score-highly-in-the-united-nations-principles-for-responsible-investment-pri-sustainability-assessment/
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          Participation in consultations on Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and the Minimum Energy Efficiency Directive (MEES).
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          In addition to the publishing of our Net Zero research paper, on an ad-hoc basis, we publish articles on achievements in Responsible Investment. For example, we publish articles relating to developments and placemaking. As an example, DTZ Investors is investing in the improvement of The Printworks Manchester as a public realm. https://www.dtzinvestors.com/en/news/2019/october/dtz-investors-to-inject-9m-into-redevelopment-of-iconic-entertainment-venue-printworks-manchester/

In addition, DTZ Investors undertook it's first Health & Wellbeing certification at one its offices under management - this promoted the benefits of health and wellbeing in offices and the industry body Fitwel. https://www.dtzinvestors.com/en/news/2019/october/dtz-investors-successfully-achieves-first-wellbeing-certified-asset/
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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