A clear commitment

to responsible business practices

Our responsible
investment strategy

Our Responsible Investment Strategy addresses three key pillars which focus on areas most material to our business stakeholders. With each pillar including recommendations and targets, a robust framework is provided for our team to deliver on our ambitions to be a market leader in sustainability in commercial real estate.

Responsible investment strategy

Climate action

Aiming to enhance the resilience of our portfolio during the transition to a low carbon economy. Our ambition is to have net zero carbon buildings throughout our portfolio over the next decade and beyond.

Responsible investment strategy

Circular economy

Shifting to new and more efficient ways of designing, constructing and operating our buildings. The aim of this pillar is to develop and implement a circular economy programme across our building operations and developments.

Responsible investment strategy

Health & wellbeing

IPUT has developed an industry-leading approach to health and wellbeing, building on our history of high-quality and constructive relationships with our occupiers. The aim of this pillar of our strategy is to continue to develop a structured health and wellbeing programme and execute this across the portfolio.

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Responsibility Report

We are committed to responsibly shaping our city. 

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Sustainability in our developments

Our vision is to set the benchmark for excellence in Irish real estate and positively shape the future of our city.

We are leaders in Irish real estate and our developments are designed to the highest standards and achieve market-leading sustainability certifications. We recognise our responsibility to continue to advance that position through our culture of excellence and innovation.

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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.

Science-based targets provide companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative champions science-based target setting as a powerful way of boosting companies’ competitive advantage in the transition to the low-carbon economy. It is a collaboration between CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).