CBRE Global Investors has reported another year of strong results in key environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarks.
ESG & Responsible Investing
By James Williams & Paul Bryant – Capital is flowing into ESG investments with many private equity GPs now on the case. But to stay ahead, they will need credible evidence of impact, not just slick marketing.
Alternative investment manager Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors (Kayne) has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
British Land has improved the energy intensity of its portfolio by 44 per cent and the carbon intensity by 64 per cent versus its 2009 baseline, according to the firm’s latest annual Sustainability Accounts for the year to 31 March 2019.
Kempen Capital Management (Kempen) has appointed Eszter Vitorino Fuleky to the position of Senior Responsible Investment Advisor. Within the Responsible Investment team, she will focus predominantly on corporate governance.
BREEAM, a global sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings, has introduced a Pre-Approval process for its schemes.
Fund and asset manager ACTIAM has launched the ACTIAM Duurzaam Index Vastgoedfonds Europa real estate fund, which will only investing in real estate companies with a high ESG score and a demonstrable contribution to the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Aquila Capital has mandated KlimaInvest, a Hamburg-based energy and climate protection agency, to offset all CO2 emissions related to its residential developments.
By Arne Bolch, GSK Luxembourg – The 2016 Paris agreement on climate change as well as the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals may until recently not have been high on the agenda of asset management professionals. This may be about to change.
BlackRock Real Assets has been recognised as a leader in sustainable investing by GRESB – the largest global sustainability benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments covering over USD3.6 trillion of assets worldwide.