Strategic Focus: The New Role of Sustainability In Real Estate Investment
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Over the past three years, property investors have become increasingly engaged with the sustainability agenda looking to reduce financial risk and generate higher returns across their portfolios. This report provides investors and asset managers with an analysis of the changing shape of sustainability programmes across the sector, and advice on how to leverage software for smarter sustainability data management. Based on 30 interviews with asset managers, the study finds property investors are aligning their sustainability programmes to risk management strategies and launching more ambitious carbon reduction targets. To improve sustainability data management, real estate investors should review innovation from sustainability software vendors and align data management programmes with their sustainability maturity.
Table of contents
Sustainability Strategies Gather Momentum In The Property Investment Market
The Opportunity To Generate Higher Returns And Reduce Risk Drives Investor Interest In Sustainability
Property Investors Are Launching More Ambitious Carbon Targets And Expanding Sustainability Teams
Mastering Sustainability Risk Management Requires Better Data And Reporting
Time-Intensive Data And Reporting Processes Remain Major Pain Points
Four Capabilities Of Sustainability Management Software Enhance The Data And Reporting Process
Investors Need To Align Data Management And Reporting With Their Sustainability Maturity
Table of figuresFigure 1. Benefits Of Sustainability In Real Estate Investment Strategies
Figure 2. ESG Focus Areas For Real Estate Investors
Figure 3. Investors Should Align Software Strategies To Their Sustainability Maturity
Organisations mentionedPGGM Private Real Estate, Aalto University, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Amundi, Assura, AXA Investment Managers, AXA Real Estate Investment Managers, Better Buildings Partnership, BNP Paribas REIM, British Land, Canary Wharf Group, Carbon Intelligence, Carrier, CDP, Derwent London, EcoEnergy Insights, Energisme, Envizi, EVORA Global, Fabriq, Four Twenty Seven, Goby, GRESB, Healthy Buildings, ING, JLL, Kempen Capital Management, Kingsley Associates, Landsec, M&G Real Estate, Meadowhall, Measurabl, Microsoft, Moorfield Group, Munich Re, PIMCO, Prologis, SEGRO, Sphera, Switch Automation, thinkstep, TRITAX, UL, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
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