Global Real Estate Sustainability

Sustainability

As one of the world's largest real estate managers, we have set ourselves the goal of managing our investments worldwide with climate considerations in mind. We offer clients a range of innovative and profitable real estate solutions focused on sustainability.

Buildings are responsible for around 40% of global energy used, and as much as one third of global greenhouse gas emissions.1  We believe that a sustainable approach to managing and developing properties is essential. The sustainability initiatives follow an ESG (environmental, social and governance) integration approach based on the following three pillars: ESG performance benchmark, building optimization and building certificates.

Sustainable investing makes smart business sense. Managing properties sustainably can have a positive impact not just on the environment but also on their future value. Environmental considerations are incorporated into all our policies and investment processes. New construction projects are built in a sustainable manner. Existing properties are continually checked and improved to maximize their energy efficiency. 

ESG performance benchmark

Global Real Estate participates with 14 investment solutions in the annual ESG benchmark – GRESB, the most important sustainability benchmark for real estate funds and companies.

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Sustainable Performance

Building optimization

With the introduction of the building optimization program, we are reviewing and optimizing energy consumption in the real estate portfolio.

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Sustainable Investments

Building certificates – greenproperty

Since 2009, greenproperty, the first comprehensive Swiss seal of quality for sustainable real estate, has been setting high standards for the sustainable use of real estate.

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