Impact Investing During a Pandemic

01 Nov 2020 10 Minute Read Time

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The COVID-19 pandemic is proving transformational for real estate, in terms of how we engage with the built. It comes at a time when systemic inequalities, injustice in society and fears of irreversible climate change are part of an ever louder global conversation. ESG is clearly much more than a niche pursuit, rather it has become a dominant global economic risk and megatrend that will impact business, society and ultimately real estate. Given that institutional investors have the responsibility to serve their stakeholders over the long term, pivoting towards an ESG agenda can protect future returns. Real asset impact investing, especially in the residential sector, is a way to achieve this.