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Storm surge calls for greater risk assessment

How prepared is the real estate sector to cope with extreme weather events, asks Roxana Isaiu, director, ESG and real estate at GRESB

Seeing the forest and the trees

In a world that often seeks instant results, the pathway to sustainable investing requires a longer-term outlook with careful analysis and a keen, well-trained eye to future demographic, social, technological and environmental trends. As the context in which all buildings exist inevitably evolves with time, a thorough analysis of future trends must inform our understanding […]

Properties made for precision

The day-to-day nature of hotel management gives the asset class greater potential for measuring sustainability initiatives than its peers, writes Ronald Stephen Barrott, chief executive and chairman of Pro-invest Group

Let’s talk about the (extreme) weather

In the face of massive property damages caused by not one, but two recent hurricanes, real estate owners need to make disaster preparedness a bigger part of the sustainability conversation.

Super responsible

First Super’s private equity review seems dramatic; it may not be.

Greener on the other side

Responsible investing is gaining traction in the US as a driver of returns. As we find in this preview of our April edition, this is a good point in the cycle to take note.

CalPERS pushes ESG in real estate

The country’s largest public pension system is rolling out an ESG benchmark system for the asset class this year.

Recognising impact

The UK’s CDC has helped demonstrate the viability of impact investing: it should not be demonised.

Headlines and bottom lines

The New York Times’ unflattering portrait of the industry is best ignored: but the industry’s image needs constant care and maintenance

Private capital, politics, and the Paris commitment

Current political uncertainty is a threat to ESG engagement. The private sector has an urgent responsibility to provide strong leadership, writes William K. Reilly.