Investing with impact
A multi-modal “transport hub” combined with housing, offices, shops, and leisure facilities, is an attractive investment, especially when it is located in the heart of the city, for institutional investors in real estate and infrastructure. The increase in urbanisation is predicted to result in high demand and public utilisation, an opportunity for investors to capitalise on, with the promise of high returns.
These locations offer not merely a sound financial performance, but also a high sustainability return on investment. “Impact investing” is becoming increasingly popular. Based partly on the Environment and Social Governance (ESG) demands of the United Nations, investors can increase their sustainability returns even more by reducing the CO2 emission of their investments, if they invest in e.g. timber building -6-.
In the autumn of 2019, Sweco Capital Consultants (see also the section Contacts in this white paper) organised an event for its clients and prospects. The theme was ‘Engaging the Future – Climate change impact and its consequences for investment policies ’. For parties like investors, sustainability goals (next to financial performance) are increasingly becoming part of their investment strategy.