Aermont seeks to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities across its activities and on behalf of the funds. Such priorities are fundamental to our ethical approach. They also constitute good business by bringing to bear diverse opinions and experiences, mitigating various risks and enhancing value, as the funds seek to generate high-quality, innovative and sustainable assets for investors, tenants, employees and other stakeholders.
Environmental certifications already awarded, or expected, for various investments made by the funds to date include: BREEAM Excellent, DGNB Gold, DGNB Silver, HQE Exceptionnel, BBC, LEED Platinum and LEED Gold. Aermont has also taken steps to monitor and evaluate the environmental impact of its standing investments by collecting performance data that complies with international guidelines and best practices for energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste management.
Aermont aims to reduce the energy, greenhouse gas emissions and water intensity of standing investments by 5% between 2015-2020. Aermont also aims to attain environmental building certifications for all refurbishments / redevelopments and ground-up developments.
For Aermont’s operating businesses or corporate platforms, an ESG Roadmap has been introduced which sets out its expectations in relation to ESG considerations. The ESG Roadmap provides a framework for engagement between Aermont and the businesses / platforms as they develop their sustainability strategy, measure performance, identify improvements and collaborate with users of the properties.
Aermont’s team comprises a diverse group of professionals representing over ten nationalities, with a variety of skills, expertise and experience, as well as geographic and cultural backgrounds.
Strong governance and discipline are foundations of Aermont’s investment approach. Certain principles include, among others: (i) skilled and dedicated professionals, (ii) transparency, (iii) the prioritisation of capital preservation, (iv) rigorous investment and operational policies and procedures, (v) strong alignments of interest, and (vi) appropriate independence for certain key functions.