Alexander van Zyl

Influence of ESG factors on the performance of private equity real estate funds in APAC

Sustainability has been gaining traction as a concept in recent times. However, the focus for fund managers appears to be fundamentally still on the bottom line, building the case for understanding the relationship between Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) factors and financial returns. The relatively young nature of the topic of sustainability coupled with the paucity of data available within the private real estate fund industry has resulted in a generally underdeveloped understanding of how ESG factors correlate with the performance of private real estate funds, especially so in APAC where the industry is at a more nascent stage compared to the European and US markets.

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Ready, Set, Goals: While COP26 Spurred Climate Ambition, the Private Sector Responds With Climate Action

The United Nation’s 26th annual climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland updated commitments to achieve global climate targets and sounded a call to action for climate priorities across sectors.

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Industry Best Practices within the 2020 ESG (R)evolution Decade

ll industries have seen a great sustainable force and impulse; an incremental change along all its business supply chain; actually, a challenge that is demanding a transformation, from an ESG perspective. Since the beginning of the 2020 decade, followed by the global pandemic and natural disasters – that are more common and stronger than ever – the world is facing the beginning of the ESG (R)evolution. 

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Growing Demand for Consistent ESG Reporting

How to Meet Investor Demands as ESG Scrutiny Intensifies

Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance. ESG is under a microscope—and rightfully so. S&P Global states that sustainable bond issuance, including […]

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