Lendlease Australian fund rated world’s best for sustainability

17 Sep 2018

The international real estate benchmark for environmental, social and governance performance has again recognised Lendlease’s Australian Investment Management funds as among the world’s best.

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The Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial (APPF Commercial) achieved the number one ranking out of 874 participants internationally in the GRESB annual real estate assessment.

This is the fourth time that APPF Commercial has attained the top global ranking having achieved the same result in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Lendlease Australian funds to additionally achieve leading global rankings include:
Lendlease has long held a belief that great places deliver environmental and social value, alongside the financial. It continues to advocate for greater recognition for buildings and their role in creating more resilient cities, as well as reducing emissions.

“Lendlease has always put sustainability at the centre of our approach to business. For Investment Management, this approach puts investors and customers at the heart of our vision to create the best places,” said Josh McHutchison, Managing Director of Lendlease Investment Management Australia.

“Globally, we are seeing investors increasingly apply environmental and social performance measures to their investment decisions, not only to be good corporate citizens but as an indicator of delivering long-term risk adjusted returns.”

Lendlease Investment Management business has been part of GRESB since its inception in 2009. The 2018 GRESB data provides the property investment industry with aggregated information on 79,000 properties, representing more than US$3.6 trillion in global assets under management.

The 2018 GRESB Real Estate Results for Asia will be released on Thursday, 20 September.