Over the long term, the consideration of sustainability issues – from the impact of climate change, to increasing regulatory requirements or efficiency management – has real and quantifiable impacts. Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management has been undertaking a long-standing effort to integrate the ESG factors (environmental, social, governance) into strategy, business processes and investments.
More than one-third of the global consumption of primary energy and about one-fourth of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) are caused by buildings. Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management stands for innovative and contemporary real estate solutions that bring return expectations in line with an adequate risk profile while implementing ESG criteria. At the same time, there is a growing awareness and interest on the part of investors in long-term investment opportunities that take into account environmental, social and governance aspects.
Statement on Sustainability
As one of the largest Real Estate Investment Manager Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management is aware of its responsibility and is committed to facing global – in particular environmental – challenges by defining measurable goals and implementing leading, forward-looking solutions for sustainable, green buildings to reduce the carbon footprint of its real estate assets.
How important is sustainability for investors? What are investors’ expectations regarding sustainability performance and investment returns? Roger Baumann, COO & Head Sustainability at Credit Suisse Real Estate Investment Management gives an insight into this movement and important new opportunities. Interview (PDF)
In order to generate sustainable growth and, long-term values and returns, sustainability is integrated in all Credit Suisse business activities. This belief is incorporated in Corporate Responsibility at Credit Suisse and anchored in the Code of Conduct as well as in the Statement of Sustainability.