Richwood ESG Real Estate
As the sustainable investing landscape evolves, and client interest grows, we are continually refining our approach to ESG and the related investment solutions that we offer. We view our approach to ESG as a journey that is guided by the needs of our clients.
Our goal is to add value to clients by meeting their investment objectives and by providing a comprehensive array of investment services, competitive results and enduring relationships. By reviewing and understanding a range of issues, such as ESG, and their impact on investments, we are better positioned to deliver consistent, long-term results for our clients.
ESG Approach and Principles
- RESTRICTION SCREENING
Intentionally avoiding investments in certain sectors or issuers based on values or risk-based criteria
- ESG INTEGRATION
Considering ESG criteria alongside financial analysis to identify risks and opportunities throughout the investment process, which may or may not lead to decisions to avoid, include or size certain investments
- THEMATIC INVESTMENTS
Tilting investments toward certain themes and sectors positioned to solve global sustainability-related challenges, includes ‘Sustainable Funds’ as defined by EU Taxonomy or other regulatory frameworks
- IMPACT INVESTING
Allocating to funds or enterprises intentionally structured to deliver a specific and measurable set of positive social and/or environmental impacts alongside market-rate financial returns
30% of annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions are contributed by buildings
– Seeking to drive improvement in ESG activities or outcomes through proxy voting and/or active dialogue with all stakeholders
Richwood ESG Implementation at the Asset Level
For property acquisition in the US, we leverage insight and expertise in green buildings and sustainability in order to systematically help improve performance, reduce operating costs, and add value. The Property Improvement Cycle diagram below illustrates our ongoing process which is central to identifying and implementing feasible sustainability measures with appointed asset and property managers.