ESG: We follow industry best practices for responsible investing

How we integrated responsible investing into our way of doing business

Presima adopted corporate guidelines which incorporate ESG considerations into our investment process and promote the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) initiatives with its stakeholders.

 

6 principles for responsible investment

  • We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes
  • We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices
  • We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest
  • We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry
  • We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles
  • We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles

 

How ESG considerations inform Presima’s investment research process

We believe ESG considerations can have an impact on long-term financial returns. Our view is that a company’s ESG characteristics must be a component of the investment research and security selection process.

On the quantitative side, we believe ESG-responsible real estate companies will benefit on two fronts – from increased net income through lower expenses and from higher valuations through lower risk premiums.

Our portfolio managers and analysts also investigate and review the qualitative side of a company’s ESG commitment. This includes proactive discussions of ESG during company meetings with senior management.

We keep abreast of company-specific ESG actions and policies for all companies on which we maintain investment models, and especially for those companies in our portfolios.