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  • Articles

    Digital Realty Trust Issues First Global Green Property Bond

    The property sector appears to be warming up to green bonds. Over the last year, we have seen a series of offerings from Vornado Realty Trust, Regency Centers, Unibail-Rodamco, Vasakronan, and Stockland. A new, $500 million green bond issued by Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE ticker DLR, more on GBIG) marks an important step forward for property-based bonds. Digital’s new bond is distinguished by […]

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  • Articles

    Green Capital For Greener Buildings: GRESB Green Bond Guidelines for the Real Estate Sector

    The property sector has recently received significant attention related to climate change and sustainability efforts, and rightfully so. Contributing one-third of global carbon emissions and consuming 40% of global energy and resources, 25% of water and 60% of electricity (in Europe and the US, this is even over 80%), the real estate sector constitutes one of the […]

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  • Articles

    Trends in Responsible Investing: Show Me the Money

    Last week, I spoke at the ARES Seminar on Sustainability in Real Estate in Tokyo about trends in Responsible Investing, and why green is the color of money. Without a doubt this is a hot topic, as Responsible Investing is getting more and more attention, while an increasing amount of investors are incorporating its principles […]

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  • Case Studies

    Climate Change Risk Assessment

    Purpose of the project: During 2013, the Goodman Group and the Goodman Australia Industrial Fund (GAIF), jointly undertook a holistic climate change risk assessment in partnership with independent consultants Edge Environment. Edge have been working closely with the Insurance Council of Australia on a similar project for the residential sector. The purpose of the assessment, […]

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