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Global Real Estate Carbon Reduction

Solar panels in front of a skyline
Provides access to
ESG global real estate
Investable universe Companies that demonstrate carbon reduction criteria and ESG ratings thresholds within:

•Net lease
FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Index 
Permitted investments Real estate companies that satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

•Achieved carbon neutrality without significant reliance on carbon offsets
•Display a track record of reducing carbon emissions or carbon emission intensity
•Have a credible target to reduce carbon emissions or carbon emissions intensity
•Have a Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)-approved carbon reduction target


The strategy aims to provide long-term capital appreciation and current income by investing in real estate companies that have either achieved carbon neutrality, or have a target to or track record of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a manner that is aligned with the Paris Agreement. In the EU the strategy is reporting as Article 9 under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

Strategy highlights

Investing in real estate companies that are leaders in their industry in terms of reducing overall carbon footprints is compelling from both an environmental and an economic standpoint. Meanwhile, investors can potentially benefit from the lower valuations, good earnings, robust dividend growth and healthy fundamentals offered by REITs. 
Benjamin T. Kerl, Head of Public Real Assets and Portfolio Manager

Defining the carbon reduction universe and constructing the portfolio


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Important information on risk

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All investments carry a certain degree of risk, including the possible loss of principal, and there is no assurance that an investment will provide positive performance over any period of time. Certain products and services may not be available to all entities or persons. There is no guarantee that investment objectives will be achieved.

Real estate investments are subject to various risks associated with ownership of real estate-related assets, including fluctuations in property values, higher expenses or lower income than expected, potential environmental problems and liability, and risks related to leasing of properties.

Responsible investing incorporates Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors that may affect exposure to issuers, sectors, industries, limiting the type and number of investment opportunities available, which could result in excluding investments that perform well.

ESG integration incorporates financially relevant ESG factors into investment research in support of portfolio management for actively managed strategies. Financial relevancy of ESG factors varies by asset class and investment strategy. Applicability of ESG factors may differ across investment strategies. ESG factors are among many factors considered in evaluating an investment decision, and unless otherwise stated in the relevant offering memorandum or prospectus, do not alter the investment guidelines, strategy or objectives.

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