DTZ Investors publishes its second Responsible Investment (RI) Report
As managers of over £10bn worth of assets, we have a large role to play in ensuring that our company, clients and sector can support net-zero at a global scale. We also recognise that to provide long term sustainable returns for our clients, we need to embed RI into everything we do. This will give us confidence in our portfolios that we can capitalise on positive opportunities whilst mitigating potential adverse risks. Embedding RI into our business processes, philosophy, and culture requires leadership. Over the past year, we have expanded our activities to ensure that our RI philosophy is not just limited to the assets within our control but has an impact Beyond the Four Walls of our Real Estate. This is our RI programme.
We are pleased to share several highlights from the past year, including an overview of our approach, activities, performance and targets.
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Chris Cooper, Chief Executive, DTZ Investors UK, said: “As managers of over £10bn worth of assets, we have a large role to play in ensuring that our company, clients and sector can support net-zero at a global scale. We have a responsibility to stakeholders, society and the environment to address the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change. Accordingly, we have launched an ambitious programme demonstrating real estate investment management leadership. The programme is titled Beyond our Four Walls, ensuring our responsible investment (RI) philosophy is not just limited to the assets within our ownership and control.”
Jennifer Linacre, Head of Responsible Investment, said: “At DTZ Investors, we understand that Responsible Investment has to be embedded within everything we do and at every level of our business. By doing this, we ensure that our business can deliver long-term performance whilst mitigating against the worst impacts of climate change. We have integrated our RI approach throughout our entire business, and now each stakeholder has a role to play in delivering our RI programme. This year we have further developed our internal and external approach. Increasing the granularity of this reporting and the level of scrutiny over it. This has driven forward our progress and aims to improve our performance against our peers.”