The first European study on ESG trends and best practices in sustainable real estate investment by Green Soluce and IEIF
What is the current state of ESG practices among real estate investors in Europe? What are the main challenges identified, as well as the drivers for expanding sustainable investment and asset management strategies in terms of environmental, social / societal and governance issues? What priority themes do these players identify for the future?
To answer these questions, Green Soluce and the IEIF (“Institut de l’Epargne Immobilière et Foncière”) have drawn up an overview of the best practices in sustainable real estate investment in Europe through a new study: « ESG Trends in Real Estate Investment: Best practices, drivers and challenges in Europe ». For this first edition, more than 90 real estate players (institutional investors, listed property companies, non-listed real estate fund management companies) in 15 European countries, representing 787 billion euros of real estate assets under management, were interviewed between October 2020 and January 2021. Interviews with 25 of Europe’s leading sustainable real estate investment companies have helped to identify future trends to accelerate the sector’s environmental and societal transition.
This study was conducted in partnership with EPRA and INREV at the European level and 7 national professional associations (EjendomDanmark in Denmark, Investment Property Forum (IPF) in the United Kingdom, IVBN in the Netherlands, Norsk Eiendom in Norway, RAKLI in Finland, Wires in Spain, ZIA in Germany).