The idea of using ESG to drive better quality investments and ‘futureproof’ portfolios is only increasing, and long-term pension fund schemes are beginning to realise this, according to Aviva Investors
ESG integration has become a must-have for a growing number of investors and a crucial ingredient to futureproof portfolios. Yet the key is not just choosing investments but staying invested and – most importantly – staying engaged.
Climate change will be one of the driving forces for the real assets sector as the world is faced with “a truly existential threat for the first time in modern civilisation”, according to Aviva Investors.
Greater clarity around standards will make it easier for trustees to interrogate managers about how they are managing transition risk, says Nina Reid.
Sustainability is becoming an ever more important topic for real estate investors. Greg Davison looks at the impact on returns and a practical example of how targeted investment can be implemented.
Over an unprecedented twelve months, commercial property funds have proven their resilience as stable income generators. James Coke looks at how the market is changing and evolving to ensure it delivers for investors in the years to come.
Retail and hotels have taken the brunt of lockdowns, while logistics and residential have fared much better. Even when Covid-19 is bought under control, the path of recovery is far from straightforward, writes Stephanie Baxter
South Yorkshire Pensions Authority (SYPA) is tendering for a managing agent for the provision of property management, property accounting and property data services within its circa £550m commercial property portfolio.
There has been a growing focus from institutional investors on social benefits when investing in real estate, according to research by Alpha Real Capital.