At LaSalle, we understand that the built environment has a significant impact both on the natural and social environment. In the past, this impact has not always been positive, but we aim to change that. Our impact work focuses on three areas: the people in the communities where we work, the planet we collectively share and the investment performance our clients expect.
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We believe that better buildings can have a positive impact on the natural world when they embrace and make a place for nature. They can also help build better communities by promoting social cohesion and feelings of togetherness. And when they are well run and maintained by experienced professionals, they can provide the returns investors need.
We also recognize that strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices aren’t simply the right thing to do, their long-term positive outcomes, when properly applied, can positively influence investment performance. Our ESG management framework focuses on four key areas where we believe we can have the strongest, most immediate effects: climate, communities, resources and nature. We tailor this approach to each fund and each asset, working to protect and enhance financial returns today and in the future.
Learn about what we’re doing in the areas of:
We take our role in environmental sustainability seriously, and understand our role in creating a cleaner, healthier world.
We are focused on:
- Climate action
- Net zero carbon buildings
- Energy savings
- Carbon and pollution reduction
We invest time and resources into giving back to our communities and celebrate in our mutual success.
We are committed to:
- Driving a Culture of Care
- Partnering with strategic stakeholders to support our initiatives
- Prioritizing healthy and safe practices and the wellbeing of our stakeholders
We drive ethical, compliant, forward-thinking, and transparent ESG policies across all business lines.
Our commitment means that we:
We strive to be an industry leader in responsible investment. As part of our commitment to ESG principles, we have partnered with leading global organizations to monitor and report on our progress. This allows us to learn, share our expertise, and improve our own ESG performance.
Climate Action Plan and NZC Commitments
LaSalle’s Climate Action Plan offers insight on the firm’s decarbonization approach and target commitments aligned through organizations including the Urban Land Institute and Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative.
PRI 5-star rating
LaSalle has been a signatory of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment since 2009 and has made a commitment to report on the progress toward the six principles of the PRI. In its most recent PRI Assessment Report in 2021, LaSalle achieved strong scores across the board, including a five-star rating in the Investment Stewardship and Policy module.
GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios (public, private and direct) around the globe. In 2022, LaSalle submitted over US$46 billion in assets under management to GRESB. Assessment results for our open-end funds provide existing and potential investors with ESG performance information.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
In 2019, LaSalle signed on as a supporter to the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, signaling our intent to incorporate climate risk into our investment decisions and investor reporting.
ULI Greenprint Net Zero Carbon x 2050
LaSalle has aligned with ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance goal to reduce landlord-controlled operational carbon emissions of LaSalle’s global portfolio of managed assets to Net Zero Carbon (NZC) by 2050.
ULI Greenprint Center collaboration
LaSalle is a charter member of ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, the largest global collection of transparent, verifiable and comprehensive data about the environmental performance of buildings. The Center is a catalyst for change, taking meaningful, immediate and measurable actions to generate real estate solutions that improve the environment through energy efficiency while demonstrating the correlation with increased property values.
Meet the team
Global Head of ESG
Head of Sustainability, Americas
Head of Sustainability, Europe
Head of Development and Sustainability, Asia Pacific
Global Head of Climate and Carbon Strategy
Director of ESG Investor Accounting and Finance
European Net Zero Carbon Lead
Senior Vice President, Sustainability
Director of Asset Level Environmental, Social and Technology Innovation
Global ESG Manager
Sustainability Manager, Continental Europe
Sustainability Manager (UK)
ESG Manager, Asia Pacific
Sustainability Associate, Americas
European ESG Analyst
Head of Sustainability, LaSalle Global Solutions
Managing Director, Debt Investments
Senior Product Strategist