Real estate

A solid investment case for incorporating ESG factors, a competitive market and well-established regulation have encouraged real estate investors to implement some of the most comprehensive approaches to responsible investment.

Nevertheless, ESG factors such as climate risk, and fragmented sustainability standards, still pose challenges to responsible investment in real estate. To find out more about the PRI’s work on real estate, contact us.

Introduction guide

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An introduction to responsible investment: real estate

A guide to managing ESG issues in real estate

Get involved

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Call for applications to join the new real estate advisory committee


The PRI is inviting its signatories to contribute directly to the strategy and execution of its real estate programme, which will succeed the long-standing Property Working Group (PWG) coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

Practical guides and tools


Technical guide: TCFD for real assets investors

Implementing the recommendations of the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures in physical assets like property, infrastructure, forestry and farmland.


Responsible investment DDQ for real estate investors

This responsible investment due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) has been developed to help investors appraising potential real estate investment managers to evaluate how a manager handles environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Climate change factories

Sustainable real estate investment: Implementing the Paris climate agreement

Identify key drivers and overcome the most common barriers to action for integrating ESG and climate change risks into real estate investments.