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A warning by Aberdeen Standard Investment’s real assets boss Neil Slater was among the headline statements made by private real estate executives on a commercial real estate panel at the two-week climate change conference in Glasgow.
With COP26 in full swing, the newly launched 2021 PERE Global Awards will include ESG categories for the first time, recognizing groups doing their part to fight climate change.
In tandem with improving regulation, institutional appetite for assets demonstrating strong ESG credentials is growing, says James Jacobs, head of real estate for Lazard’s private capital advisory group.
Although both issues are increasingly industry talking points, they are a priority for only a few investors, according to PERE’s Perspectives 2020 Survey.

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