Green bonds are firmly on the European financial agenda, which has been fuelled by appetite from both policymakers and industry. Listed real estate has been at the heart of the action when it comes to green bonds, and this infographic provides a snapshot of how this is progressing.
The first edition of the ‘Green Bonds Monitor’, which analyses key trends and figures related to green bonds of the listed European real estate sector, with a particular focus on EPRA member property companies. The study includes both financial and sustainability considerations.
EPRA has been recognising the critical significance of transparent, accurate and comparable ESG data for the listed real estate sector since 2011 with the launch of the EPRA sBPR reporting standards. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, we partnered with KPMG to deliver the first survey dedicated to the progression of the sector's sustainability disclosure and its performance over the years.
Several case studies from Urban Land Institute’s Tenant Energy Optimization Program show that even very different lines of business and companies benefit from investing in energy efficient measures for leased buildings, with substantial return on investment (ROI) for medium and long-term leases.
Waste management is at the heart of the circular economy concept. By engaging with stakeholders, from employees to tenants, Workspace is giving proof not only of the benefits of increased recycling but also of social engagement, showing how the E and S and G are in fact substantially linked together.
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure, whose recommendations have been released in 2017, represents one of the latest major effort to increase companies’ disclosure level on climate-related risks and opportunities. Landsec is committed to draw its sustainability disclosure along with its recommendations and other relevant standards.
Report from the IIGCC on the main improvements in the real estate sectors on GHG emissions reductions, policy and regulations developments and disclosures as seen from the investor community, which set its expectations for best practices in the real estate sector to adopt in tackling climate change.