Achieving the goal of environmental sustainability in urban development is a pressing issue, both today and in the future. We recognise the importance of working towards sustainable goals and we believe that the fund’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework is an important and binding factor in creating long-term value for not only our investors but also for society.
As a result, in March 2021, Greenman OPEN was classified as an Article 8 fund as defined by the Sustainable Financial Disclosures Regulation (SFDR). While OPEN does not have, as its objective, a sustainable investment, we do promote environmental and social characteristics making ESG factors an integral part of the investment and development process; with the potential to increase the value of our investment portfolio, reduce exposure to risk, and play an important part in ‘future-proofing’ assets.
In 2022 Greenman OPEN has made the commitment to reduce its carbon footprint to the extent that by 2050, the combined net carbon emissions from OPEN’s portfolio shall be zero and the fund will be 100% taxonomy aligned.
OPEN’s sustainability report outlines the progress we have made in initiating the Net Zero Pathway.
OPEN’s 5 by 25 commitments, where at least 5% of OPEN’s revenue in 2025 will be generated from non-rental activities, will also be an objective of the Net Zero Pathway, demonstrating the positive financial impact sustainability objectives will have on the fund’s performance.
OPEN estimates that a high percentage of all equity contributed to the Net Zero Pathway will result in either: direct additional income; have a direct positive impact on OPEN’s NAV or indirectly via other value addition mechanisms.
Some key elements to the Net Zero Pathway include:
How Greenman, OPEN’s Alternative Investment Fund Manager, considers PAI on sustainability factors on a practical level in the investment decision-making.
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