At LaSalle, we understand that the built environment has a significant impact both on the natural and social environment. Our mission focuses on three areas: the people in the communities where we work, the planet we collectively share and the investment performance our clients expect.
GRESB: Based on the 2022 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), 18 of the firm’s funds and separate accounts, domiciled across Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region, have been recognized again for their ESG standards. Learn more about GRESB here.
ENERGY STAR : Based on 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards. Learn more about the awards here.
PERE: Based on PERE’s 2022 awards. Learn more about their methodology here.
WELL Health-Safety: LaSalle earned WELL Health-Safety Ratings for 193 office and multifamily properties in North America and Asia Pacific through the International WELL Building Institute following the successful completion of third-party documentation review by GBCI to confirm it has met the feature specific intents and requirements.
We believe that better buildings and building operations can have a positive effect on the natural world. They can also help build better communities by promoting social cohesion and feelings of togetherness. We also believe that, when implemented thoughtfully, these initiatives can coexist with producing the returns investors need.
We recognize that, when properly assessed and applied, strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices can produce positive long-term outcomes, protect the value of the assets under our stewardship and even positively influence investment performance. Our ESG management framework focuses on three key areas, in various stages of implementation, where we believe we can have the strongest, most immediate effects: climate, nature and resources, and communities. 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:
As fiduciaries, we understand environmental sustainability and creating a cleaner, healthier role can be a winning part of an investment strategy.
We are focused on:
- Climate risk
- Energy savings
Contributing to the strength of our communities is important to many of our investors, employees and stakeholders. That’s why we invest time and resources into giving back and celebrating 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.
To drive strong governance, 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 is a signatory to the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, and has committed to support the goal of reducing Scope 1 and 2 landlord-controlled operational carbon emissions in our portfolio of directly managed properties to net zero by 2050 or sooner, in line with international efforts to limit global warming.
Any sustainability commitments we make are subject to our fiduciary duty and as may be reflected in the clients’ governing documents or as may be required by applicable law, rule, or regulation.
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 PRI principles. In its most recent Assessment Report in 2021, LaSalle achieved strong scores across the board, including a five-star rating for Investment Stewardship and Policy.
With the release of the updated 2021 assessment, PRI did not offer a 2022 assessment, delaying the reporting cycle until 2023.
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, signalling 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 which the framework is applicable to Net Zero Carbon (NZC) by 2050.
ULI Greenprint Center collaboration
LaSalle is a charter member of ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, one of the largest global collection of transparent, verifiable, comprehensive data about the environmental performance of buildings. It 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 Climate and Carbon
Head of Sustainability, Americas
Head of Sustainability, Europe
Head of Development and Sustainability, Asia Pacific
Director of ESG Investor Accounting and Finance
European Net Zero Carbon Lead
Senior Vice President, Sustainability
Global ESG Manager
Sustainability Manager, Continental Europe
ESG Manager, Asia Pacific
Sustainability Associate, Americas
European ESG Analyst
Head of Sustainability, LaSalle Global Solutions
Senior Product Strategist