Responsible investments2020-06-15T16:22:40+02:00

Responsible
investments

Responsible investments matter

Real estate sector is a high-carbon asset class, one of the world’s primary sectors for energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Contributing for around 30% of greenhouse gas emissions and 40% of annual global energy expenditure. It is also anticipated that the expansion phase that the sector is experiencing, and which is set to go hand in hand with urbanisation, will make these figures increasingly unsustainable in the future. That is why we believe it is crucial to invest in a sustainable and responsible way, focusing on innovative building practices, improving design and construction and much more.

30% OF GREENHOUSE GAS
EMISSIONS PER YEAR ARE
ATTRIBUTABLE TO REAL ESTATE

40% OF THE GLOBAL ENERGY
CONSUMPTION PER YEAR ARE
ATTRIBUTABLE TO REAL ESTATE

Responsible Investment

To cope with such environmental threats, and following the Paris agreement on climate change held in 2015, the European Union adopted directive (EU) 2018/844 on the energy performance of buildings which, taking up existing measures such as the directive (EU) 2010/31, reiterated the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By 2030, the aim is to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% compared to 1990.

2030 AIM TO CUT CO2
EMISSIONS BY AT LEAST
40% COMPARED TO 1990

The real estate industry plays a fundamental role in achieving this and other objectives in the medium and long term, particularly concerning the renovation of existing buildings to increase the presence of the so-called “nearly zero-energy buildings”. At the international level, expectations and regulations are also changing. One of the most important development over the past few years was the Paris Agreement, signed on December 12th, 2015 by 195 countries. Major global economies agreed to work together to curb global warming. This shows a general consensus that improvements in sustainability contribute to the well-being of nations in the long term. As a real estate player, ELVinvest is also committed to promoting sustainability and generating lower environmental impacts on the planet.

Environmental, Social and Governance considerations (ESG) constitute a fundamental principle of our research process and are firmly integrated in our investment decisions. We strongly believe that recognising the importance of these factors makes it possible to have a positive social and environmental impact in the medium and long term.

We, at ELVinvest, believe that improving sustainability in the real estate industry is an ongoing process. Our continuous efforts must be made to anticipate the different risks and achieve optimal results from the investments we select for our clients and ourselves.

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