Global ESG Real Estate Investment Survey Results

March 15, 2019

There is an incredible opportunity to create value by addressing Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) risks in the real estate sector – placing investors and fund and asset managers at the forefront of sustainable investing and management. Buildings account for approximately one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions and consume 40% of global energy. Remaining within 2 degrees Celsius of warming compared with pre-industrial levels translates to a need for the global average building energy intensity per unit of floor area to be at least 30% lower in 2030 than current levels. Following the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and its collaborators produced Sustainable Real Estate Investment Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement: An Action Framework, to support the real estate sector in meeting the low-carbon goals of the agreement.

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Capital Square

Capital Square is a national real estate firm specializing in tax-advantaged real estate investments, including Delaware statutory trusts for Section 1031 exchanges, qualified opportunity zone funds for tax deferral and exclusion and a real estate investment trust (REIT). In recent years the company has become an active developer of multifamily properties in the southeastern US, with eight current projects totaling approximately 2,000 apartment units with a total development cost in excess of $500 million. Since 2012, Capital Square has completed more than $6 billion in transaction volume.

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