Our responsible property investment strategy focuses on three key areas:
Ensuring portfolio resilience through stock selection and risk management
Systematically identifying and managing environmental, social and economic risks in the stock we buy and hold ensures that funds have resilience to growing regulation, as well as physical and societal changes. By integrating these considerations into stock selection and asset management, we can protect long-term returns.
Driving improvements in the environmental performance of held assets
Driving environmental improvements in our assets reduces operating costs, carbon emissions and the use of natural resources. This helps to attract and retain tenants, and to ensure that we appropriately manage environmental risks.
Actively develop relationships with occupiers, visitors and communities
By developing proactive relationships with our occupiers, we can better understand their business needs and property requirements, helping to maximise occupancy rates and enhance returns. Local support is important to the long-term success of buildings and development projects, and to ensure this, we must develop good relationships with visitors and communities.
We ensure our business conduct exceeds legislative requirements and other standards and, where feasible, we seek to achieve best practice standards. We will continually seek to improve our performance against these issues, which we consider to be most significant to the funds under management and our own business operations. We have put in place indicators and targets to monitor our performance and to enable us to improve over time. Full details of how we are managing and responding to these issues can be found within our Responsible Property Investment Report, which we publish on an annual basis.