At IPUT, we seek

to operate and grow

responsibly

We place an emphasis on people by making responsible business practice a cornerstone of our investment strategy.

Building long term resilience

An important part of our commitment as a long term investor in Dublin real estate for over 50 years has always enabled us to withstand challenges posed by market cycles. We approach sustainability using the triple bottom line approach: environmental, social and governance (ESG).

Our responsibility strategy
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Net Zero 2030

We are committed to achieving net zero carbon by 2030. This means that, as a company, we are working towards a balance between the carbon emissions that we emit into the atmosphere and those that we remove.

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Responsibility Report

Responsible investment has always been inherent in IPUT’s approach to good estate management and how we operate our buildings.

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Environmental

We are on track to achieve net zero operational emissions by 2030, and we are committed to adopting circular economy methods with durability, adaptability and recyclability as priorities.

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Social

We use our buildings and spaces as a canvas for art, design and creativity. It improves the accessibility to public art, and it allows us to partner with local artists to explore the intersection of the urban landscape and the creative industries.

Our social responsibility
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Governance

We have a strong Board with the skills and experience to provide effective stewardship and oversight of the Fund on behalf of shareholders.

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Industry associations

 

GRESB is an investor driven organisation which monitors the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real estate entities globally. Members of GRESB include leading European property companies and institutional investors. IPUT participated in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey in 2016; the first Irish entity to do so.

 

IPUT signed the UN-led Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2019; the first Irish property company to do so. The six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirational set of investment principles that offer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice. The Principles were developed by investors, for investors. In implementing them, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system.

 

IPUT is a member of The Irish Green Building Council. The IGBC was launched in 2011 with organisations and businesses from the entire value chain of the built environment. All are united in one common goal to provide leadership to accelerate the rate of change in Ireland to a sustainable built environment. The IGBC is affiliated with the World Green Building Council.

IPUT is a supporter of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.  The Financial Stability Board established the TCFD in 2015.  Its recommendations aim to increase transparency of reporting on financially material climate-related risks and opportunities, promoting more informed investment decision making and building a more resilient financial system.

Advancing Net Zero is the World Green Building Council’s global programme working towards accelerating the transition towards total decarbonisation of the buildings and construction sector by 2050.  IPUT became a signatory of the WGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment in September 2020; the first Irish real estate company to do so.  Signatories to this commitment are advancing net zero by facilitating market transformation and adopting a leadership position within the built environment.

EP100 is led by the Climate Group, with a mission to lower global energy demand and accelerate the transition to clean energy.  EP100 is a corporate commitment platform bringing together energy-smart companies committed to improving energy productivity by deploying energy-efficient technologies and practices to lower emissions.