30   June,   2022

DTZ Investors UK joins Better Buildings Partnership’s Climate Commitment as 34th Signatory

DTZ Investors has become the latest organisation to join the Better Buildings Partnership’s (BBP) groundbreaking Climate Commitment after publishing our Net Zero Pathway. We are the fifth organisation to sign up to the commitment in 2022, and the third signatory outside the BBP membership.

The BBP Climate Commitment was launched in 2019 and requires signatories to publish net zero carbon pathways and delivery plans, disclose the energy performance of their assets and develop comprehensive climate resilience strategies. The commitment now represents over £380bn combined AUM and over 11,000 properties globally. The BBP encourages all property owners to establish Net Zero Carbon Pathways and become signatories to the Commitment.

Our Net Zero Carbon Pathway (a requirement of the BBP Climate Commitment) sets out an approach to delivering net zero by 2040 through four key pillars: leadership and governance, investment process and implementation, stakeholder engagement and benchmarking. In addition, we have set out specific interim targets and plans to publicly disclose its performance on an annual basis, in line with the BBP Climate Commitment signatory requirements. Our Responsible Investment strategy can be found here.

Chris Cooper, Chief Executive, DTZ Investors UK said: “We recognise that as an organisation, we have a key role to play in supporting our clients, as well as our sector, in achieving net-zero carbon. In 2021, we committed to the ambitious target of achieving net zero by 2040 for discretionary assets under management. As a key step in that journey have now published our pathway document on how we will achieve our targets, using our eight-step plan that combines effective governance and leadership with a comprehensive implementation programme and public disclosure. This is all part of our strategy to have a positive impact Beyond the Four Walls of our Real Estate. We are happy now to be able to become a signatory of the BBP’s Climate Commitment. By joining together with other organisations that share our ambitions, we can develop best practices and maximise change within our industry.” 

Adam Smith, Climate Change Lead, Better Buildings Partnership, said: “It is fantastic to see DTZ Investors become a signatory to the BBP Climate Commitment - the third organisation outside the BBP membership to do so. The Climate Commitment was designed to deliver market transformation and we are delighted to see the Commitment and our supporting businesses across the industry. DTZI’s Pathway provides a clear outline for how they will deliver on their ambition to become a net zero carbon business by 2040 for all of their discretionarily managed investment portfolios.”