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Ethical and Sustainable Investing

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SL Green's 180 Maiden Lane receives LEED certification

Tue, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

SL Green Realty’s 180 Maiden Lane has received a LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council. »

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Hermes calls on property investors to take longer term view on responsible investment

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 14:39

The business case for responsible investment requires investors to take a longer term perspective in their appraisals in order to meet expectations, according to Hermes Real Estate. »

Green world

New rules for green property to deliver FairTrade-like climate bonds labelling

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 11:53

The Climate Bonds Green Property Working Group of 16 international experts has published its proposed rules as to the type of buildings that can be used to issue Certified Climate Bonds.  »

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Green Deal falls short for commercial property, says BCSC

Wed, 05/03/2014 - 13:39

The Green Deal is not fit for purpose for the commercial property sector, according to the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC), the retail property trade body, in its latest stark assessment of how the sector is faring in the sustainability race. »

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Importance of sustainability in real estate investing to continue, says M&G report

Fri, 10/01/2014 - 16:07

The growing importance of sustainability in real estate investing is set to continue, according to M&G Real Estate’s tenth Responsible Property Investment report. »

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Article

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

Special report
How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

Comment
Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

Article
Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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