With climate change, increasing legislation and changing occupier demands we believe that a sustainable portfolio will have the effect of reducing environmental impact and risk of obsolescence, lowering operating costs, and enhancing tenant retention, therefore improving investment performance of our portfolios. Consequently, our strategy focuses on understanding the impact of these issues on future value and minimising the risk to our portfolios. Therefore, integrating ESG considerations into our investment process and timeline from pre-acquisition to disposal is critical to our approach to RPI, while operating within the context of our clients’ financial objectives.
The Responsible Investment Committee engages internally with all property managers as well as facility managers looking after properties regionally to ensure the adoption and roll out of the policies in relation to ESG issues. This includes training sessions and quarterly engagement on operating procedures.