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ESG data: Check your meter readings

January/February 2019 (Magazine)By Christopher O'Dea

To put ESG theory into practice, real estate fund managers need good quality data. Some are taking it on themselves to get it, writes Christopher O’Dea

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The challenge of putting ESG into practice

January/February 2019 (Magazine)By

Fund managers and investors call on the real estate industry to provide better ESG data

Case Study: APG's marathon men

January/February 2019 (Magazine)By Christopher O'Dea

The Netherlands’ largest pension fund investor has internal ESG targets to meet. Patrick Kanters (above left) and Derk Welling explain to Christopher O’Dea why this means they have to keep setting the pace

Impact investing: Feeling the effects

January/February 2019 (Magazine)By Maha Khan Phillips

Impact investing has quickly become a hot topic in institutional real estate circles. Maha Khan Phillips looks at the latest initiatives and what is causing their appeal

Australian investors: Supercharged ESG

January/February 2019 (Magazine)By Florence Chong

Australia’s superannuation funds are leaders in ESG. As the country’s Modern Slavery Act comes into force, they are reinforcing their position, writes Florence Chong

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Water: Investors get the blues

January/February 2019 (Magazine)By Christopher O'Dea

Green can often be used as synonym for sustainability. Christopher O’Dea asks, do institutions need to start thinking about ‘blue’ investing?

Infrastructure: A new ESG calling

January/February 2019 (Magazine)By Christopher O'Dea

Infrastructure could play a central role in ESG allocations and the move to decarbonise economies. Christopher O’Dea reports

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Energy transition: Transition management

January/February 2019 (Magazine)By Christopher O'Dea

Investing in new sources of power and the technology assisting ‘energy transition’ is a natural avenue for ESG investors. Christopher O’Dea reports

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The role of private debt in sustainable infrastructure

January/February 2019 (Magazine)By

Infrastructure represents $1.1 trillion of the annual investment required to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the McKinsey Global Institute, making sustainable infrastructure one of the most important components in addressing the challenges and risks posed by climate change. Dillon Anderiesz from Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) explores the role of private capital in infrastructure and how infrastructure debt is poised to be ...

ESG: The foundation of responsible infrastructure investment

January/February 2019 (Magazine)By

Today when we think about sustainable infrastructure investment, we mainly tend to associate it with renewable energy. And yet renewable energy is only one of the cornerstones of a responsible infrastructure debt investment portfolio. Investors seeking to diversify their infrastructure portfolio would do well to look beyond renewable energy assets by also considering the many other increasingly crucial environmental, social and governance topics to find best-in-class investment opportunities.

GRESB captures ESG progress and focus on resilience

September/October 2018 (Magazine)By

The benchmark has assessed 903 real estate companies, funds and developers on their sustainability, covering a record 79,000 assets. Chris Pyke analyses the results

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Impact investing begins to hit home

July/August 2018 (Magazine)By

Real estate investors are starting to take the concept of impact investing seriously, writes Richard Lowe

Case study: Secure Income Fund

July/August 2018 (Magazine)By

The £970m income fund with added social benefits.

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Performance in the round

July/August 2018 (Magazine)By Elena Johansson

The concept of circular economy is gaining momentum, but what about within the built environment? Elena Johansson reports

Park 20/20: crade-to-cradle in action

July/August 2018 (Magazine)By ,

Moving beyond a mere ethical consideration, sustainability is fast becoming an important part of investment appraisal

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Climate Change: Weather report

May/June 2018 (Magazine)By Christopher O'Dea

Climate change and the science addressing it are shaping the future of real assets investing. Christopher O’Dea speaks to the investors and managers at the forefront

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Macquarie raises A$1bn for agriculture fund, focuses on-farm energy efficiency

Mon, 30 Sep 2019By IPE staff

MIRA, CEFC and CSIRO to develop emissions reduction benchmarking tool

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GRESB coverage of infrastructure funds grows by 43%

Mon, 9 Sep 2019By IPE staff

Individual assets covered by real assets ESG benchmark provider also up 40%

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QIC launches green bond to upgrade shopping centres

Fri, 9 Aug 2019By Florence Chong

QIC Shopping Centre Fund raises A$300m to help upgrade Australian assets

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KGAL sells wind farms acquired prior to Spain's retroactive feed-in tariff cuts

Tue, 6 Aug 2019By IPE staff

German fund manager says it made an ‘attractive return’ despite government u-turn

USS, PGGM and APG awarded for 10 years of ESG leadership

IPE RE Awards: GRESB founders recognised for 10 years ESG leadership

Fri, 17 May 2019By IPE staff

APG, PGGM and USS presented with awards in Amsterdam

IPE Real Assets Global Conference & Awards 2019, Amsterdam

​IPE RE Awards: ESG to play central role in real estate portfolio resilience

Fri, 17 May 2019By

PGGM argues for going beyond existing environmental building regulations

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