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Sustainability

Driving to ensure that the built environment supports a better tomorrow.

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At LaSalle, we focus on understanding ways sustainable actions taken today can drive performance, for a better tomorrow.

  • GRESB: Based on the 2023 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), 20 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: LaSalle is a 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Learn more about the awards here.
  • New Private Markets Awards 2023: LaSalle has been recognized as Real Estate Firm of the Year (ESG) at the New Private Markets Awards 2023 in recognition of steps taken to embed sustainability across operations in Europe. Learn more about the awards here.
  • WELL Health-Safety: LaSalle earned WELL Health-Safety Ratings for 199 office and multi-family 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. Learn more about WELL Health-Safety Rating here

Across our geographies and business lines, we’re committed to exploring solutions and uncovering opportunities where sustainability can drive investment performance. This includes looking for ways to protect and enhance asset and portfolio value through decarbonization efforts, meeting investors’ needs and prioritizing the future of our communities and our planet.

We’re dedicated to meeting our decarbonization commitments, ensuring we make meaningful progress toward our net zero targets, all in accordance with our fiduciary obligations.

We actively engage in industry collaborations and discussions to share best practices and drive transparency, so we can collectively work to make a more significant impact on global carbon emissions.

Learn about what we’re doing in the areas of:

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Environmental initiatives

As fiduciaries, we understand environmental sustainability and creating a cleaner, healthier world can be a winning part of an investment strategy.

We are focused on:

  • Climate risk
  • Decarbonization
  • Energy savings

Social initiatives

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 

Strong governance 

We drive ethical, compliant, forward-thinking, and transparent ESG policies across all business lines.

 To drive strong governance, we: 

  • Report 
  • Disclose 
  • Monitor 
  • Update 

Environmental reporting

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.

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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.

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PRI

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 2023, LaSalle achieved four stars in the categories pertaining to Policy Governance and Strategy, Direct – Listed Equity – Active Fundamental, and Confidence Building Measures, as well as achieving three stars for Direct Real Estate.

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GRESB assessments

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 2023, LaSalle submitted over US $43.5 billion in assets under management to GRESB. Assessment results for our open-end funds provide existing and potential investors with ESG performance information.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Insights and case studies

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Sep 26, 2022 How to choose, use and better understand climate-risk analytics Given the scope and magnitude of climate change’s long-term impact on real estate value, the business of assessing and mitigating the effects of climate risk in real estate has the potential to be a trillion-dollar opportunity.
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Jul 01, 2022 Trí: Munich’s first hybrid timber office building A Higher Standard Investors ask more of real estate in several different directions all at once.
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May 10, 2021 ESG Themes Take Center Stage The ESG approach is based on the proposition that investors can improve the world for future generations without sacrificing financial returns.

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Sustainability news

Award Achievements Well Health Rating
Apr 25, 2022 LaSalle Earns WELL Health-Safety Rating on 41 Properties in Asia Pacific 3 min read Safety Rating for 114 office and multifamily properties in the U.S. and Canada through the International WELL Building Institute (“IWBI”).
Dec 07, 2021 CDP Climate A-List 5 min read LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) today announced it completed the final close of LaSalle Canadian Income & Growth Advantage Fund (“CIG Advantage”, the “Fund”) at an aggregate total of C$306 million.
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Nov 04, 2021 LaSalle Canada Property Fund partners with TAS on value-add, ESG opportunity Toronto portfolio 3 min read LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) announced that its flagship core real estate fund in Canada, LaSalle Canada Property Fund (“LCPF” or “the fund”), expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of a portfolio of three properties in Toronto in partnership with TAS, an industry leader in impact-driven development and asset management. These acquisitions represent the first phase of a broader 50/50 joint venture between LaSalle and TAS that is targeting to deploy $120 million in capital, inclusive of planned capital expenditures.

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