Growing recognition of the ability to use ESG credentials to lower risk and capture value, and meet the rising expectation from occupiers, was conveyed in a global property investor survey by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). It found that 90% of respondents planned to further analyse ESG fundamentals over the next 12 months.
Property investors are in a strong position to tackle ESG issues as, in the context of tackling global warming, real estate accounts for around 40% of world carbon emissions.
By shaping real assets, investors can influence the tangible fabric that surrounds all of us. For M&G Real Estate, this contribution comprises of helping the environment, making a socio-economic impact, promoting the health and wellbeing of those that interact with buildings and ensuring these buildings are smart, secure and connected. In line with our commitment to Responsible Property Investing (RPI), we have set a host of 2025 targets across these areas.
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