Driving Greater Impact: Our Responsible Investment Report 2021 available now
June 13, 2022
We are pleased to introduce the 14th edition of our Responsible Investment Report. 2021 still proved to be a challenging year, but despite the enormous influence of COVID-19 we were positively surprised how quickly people returned to cities for work, leisure, retail and to live. It reminds us all that we are social animals at heart, and we do not want to do everything at home on our laptops.
COVID-19 has accelerated the shift to considering environmental and social impact when deciding where and how we invest. Cities face incredible challenges to become more digital and sustainable and find ways to adapt to meet the changing needs of people. We strongly believe that we can help make cities nicer environments for citizens and visitors alike, by helping them become more sustainable and liveable. We will do what we can to improve the ESG performance of the portfolios we manage, include making our entire portfolio Net Zero Carbon by 2040.
Growing and diversifying to drive greater impact
To help transform cities, we not only focus on repurposing existing assets to make them future-proof as well as investing in affordable housing, but we also plan to grow and diversify into other real estate sectors within the urban environment, like creating leisure and hospitality opportunities and modernising the retail warehouse parks landscape. This will broaden our scope and opportunity to have positive impact.
We would like to conclude with this statement: with passion and determination we will not just overcome our immediate challenges, but to collectively and responsibly transition to a low-carbon, circular industry and transform our cities into nourishing, vibrant urban spaces for the future.
Thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.
Head of Sustainability