Edmond de Rothschild REIM is committed to achieving long-term sustainable outcomes through our real estate assets, across our supply chain and in the communities in which we operate.
Real estate is a sector that is very closely linked to changes in our society and our lifestyles. Amidst environmental challenges, changing habits, the digital revolution and urban transformation, the real estate sector is facing the major upheavals of our time.
More than ever, we are convinced that the future of the sector lies in its ability to meet the new social, demographic, technological and environmental challenges. For us as investors, this agenda for change is long, multifaceted and demanding.
Our conviction is that we must, via our direct investments and with our clients, facilitate and finance the major transformations in this sector, whether they affect land-use planning, the development of innovative and sustainable buildings, or the renovation and energy optimisation of obsolete buildings.
BOLD BUILDERS OF THE FUTURE
REBUILD THE CITY
Revitalising neighbourhoods and large housing estates and having a positive impact on urbanism and the environmental footprint.
LOVE THE CITY
Collaborating with authorities and local communities to create places for living and interaction.
DESIGN THE CITY
Supporting the construction of the buildings of tomorrow and incorporating services in construction.
We have identified three key challenges that are central to our investment approach
1. IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE EXISTING STOCK
The overall CO2 reduction targets cannot be achieved by new buildings alone. Significant measures are needed to improve the performance of existing buildings in a number of areas, including reducing energy consumption, optimising water consumption and waste use, and decarbonising key energy sources.
2. PLACE END USERS AT THE HEART OF OUR APPROACH
The value of assets is greatly driven by their attractiveness to tenants and buyers. We set environmental and social standards at levels that meet users’ expectations in terms of functionality, well-being and affordability: sustainability labelling of buildings, digitisation of tenant interfaces, urban and social regeneration, comfort improvements or support to new mobility.
3. ACT WITH COMMITMENT AND ENGAGEMENT
Real estate is a "people business" and a local business. The implementation of the sustainability policy requires a strong drive to manage the projects, find the right solutions and ensure that the set targets are achieved in the operation of the properties. This translates into concrete actions such as the provision of non-financial information (energy, CO2, water, waste, electricity, proximity to public transport, satisfaction surveys), the identification of ambitious medium and long term objectives with specific ambitions at strategy level, the promotion of affordable housing but also the implementation of internal sustainability objectives such as reduction of energy consumption and use of natural resources, diversity and inclusion practices.
Sustainability encompasses a broad range of issues that may of themselves, or in combination, have a material impact on the risk/return characteristics of our investments. Our goal is to adopt a policy across our entire investment process, accompanied by hard data, regular monitoring and ambitious targets.
We aim to adopt a best practice approach to sustainability within our real estate activities to help our clients invest along sustainable and responsible criteria. We measure the sustainability performance of both our discretionary funds and individual properties with recognised external benchmarks. We also use third-party certification schemes for appropriate local property markets.
Our Sustainability Policy can be viewed here.
Our latest Sustainability Report can be viewed here.
Principles for Responsible Investment
Edmond de Rothschild REIM (UK) Ltd is proud to be a signatory of The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation
Our sustainability-related disclosures in line with Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 can be viewed here.
EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD GROUP
For more than 250 years, the Edmond de Rothschild Group has supported the main changes that have shaped our society with the firm belief that wealth is not an end in itself, but an opportunity to influence the future and move the world forwards.
Sustainability is a natural part of the Group’s strategy. It is at the core of its investment philosophy and of all activities as a company.
To find out more about the Edmond de Rothschild Group’s sustainability objectives and results, please click here.