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ESG Investments: A primer

08 May 2024
Financing the Carbon Revolution Stage
Financing the Carbon Revolution

An increased focus on ESG has given rise to a suite of new regulations, and the financial market is poised to take the lead on climate action in the years ahead. The European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) means that all financial sector entities within the EU, including asset managers, are now required to disclose their ESG performance.

Real estate assets which comply with these regulations are already starting to attract greater premiums, and showing higher liquidity and pricing resilience. The global nature of finance means these requirements are crossing borders especially given real estate portfolios often include investments in more than one jurisdiction. Anyone wanting to ensure their offerings have the greatest potential of attracting institutional capital will look to demonstrate compliance with as many of these global standards as possible.

This session will explore the SFDR and the EU Taxonomy, and what they mean to investors, asset managers and developers, discussing how to:

  • review and understand the current performance of their assets, funds, and portfolios
  • produce comprehensive sustainability strategies for new developments, decarbonisation plans for existing assets, and climate resilience strategies for their portfolios
  • reduce risk and abate risk insurance premiums and devaluation
  • create opportunity for cost-effective capital funding to access and attract finance
Simon Wyatt, Partner, Sustainability - Cundall
Darren Berman, Associate Director - Cundall
Helen Newman, Director of Sustainable Investing - Fabrix
Emily Hamilton, Head of ESG - Savills IM
Julie Townsend, Executive Director - ESG Lead Europe & Asia - PGIM Real Estate
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