Schroder Real Estate has managed real estate funds since 1971. Our real estate business is headquartered in London with offices across Europe, Asia and North America, and currently has £16 billion of gross real estate assets under management (at 31 December 2018) across direct real estate, real estate securities and real estate capital partners.
It is our responsibility as real estate investors to understand the environmental, social and economic impacts and their value potential to our investments in order to deliver resilient, long-term returns and to manage exposure to material risks. Sustainability is therefore integral to all stages of our real estate investment process. We are evolving our investment philosophy to incorporate “positive impact” investing moving beyond ESG to proactively seek to improve situations.
We believe that a sustainable, Real Estate with Impact investment programme should deliver:
- Enhanced long term returns for our clients
- Contribute to our tenants’ business performance and
- Deliver positive impacts to communities, the environment and society for the long term
We are progressing our investment philosophy so it incorporates “positive impact” investing. This moves beyond ESG because it seeks to proactively take action to improve situations. To achieve this, we have aligned our key impact pillars to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and use these pillars to consider impacts for funds and assets.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.
Fund Manager Member
4 UK and 4 EU funds participated in 2018
for SREIT Sustainability Report 2018
Energy Efficiency Category
For the fourth successive year Schroders has retained the highest rating of A+ for our Strategy & Governance approach to Responsible Investment. Source: Principles for Responsible Investment 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 assessment reports
Schroders has completed the Direct Property Segment for the past two years achieving an A rating.
Schroders’ public PRI Transparency report is available here.