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Find out about our approach to responsible property investing.

Our approach

We proactively manage and respond to the growing range of environmental and social issues that can affect property values. Our responsible property investment strategy focuses on four key areas:

1. Ensuring portfolio resilience through stock selection and risk management

We systematically identify and manage environmental, social and economic risks in the stock we buy and hold to ensure that funds have resilience in times of 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.

2. Driving improvements in the environmental performance of the assets we hold

This reduces operating costs, carbon emissions and the use of natural resources, which helps to attract and retain tenants, as well as ensuring that we appropriately manage environmental risks.

3. 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, so we develop good relationships with visitors and communities.

4. Ensuring responsible business operations and practices of suppliers and partners

We engage with our staff to attract and retain employees. We also work closely with our suppliers and joint venture partners, to ensure their operations are in line with our standards and principles

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause fund prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested.

Case study

 
 

Minster Court, London EC3

We achieved a 22% reduction in energy consumption and a reduction in water consumption at this large multi-let office building through good management practices, upgrades in technology and engagement with tenants.

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