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.

As of January 2022, PRI will be carrying forward the activities of the UNEP FI Property Working Group (PWG). The PWG was a longstanding investor programme of UNEP FI comprised of leading asset owners and managers focused on driving financial returns through ESG integration. The mix of thought leadership and applied practice projects across ESG data, carbon emission reductions and climate risk, SDG alignment, and investing for health and wellness outcomes, will continue within PRI’s Investment Practices. The library of UNEP FI property publications remains available at the UNEP FI website.

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Call for applications to join the Real Estate Advisory Committee


The PRI is inviting its signatories to join its Real Estate Advisory Committee (REAC). The Advisory Committee is looking to add 1 new member who is a representative of an asset owner (E.g. pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, insurance companies)

Introduction guide


An introduction to responsible investment: real estate

A guide to managing ESG issues in real estate


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New Real Estate Advisory Committee formed


To support PRI’s expanded real estate programming, a new Real Estate Advisory Committee has been created.

Practical guides and tools


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 targets for real estate investors


This webinar takes a detailed look at the practicalities of setting targets related to climate change for a real estate portfolio, with a particular focus on net zero targets.

Case studies