ESG

OUR ESG APPROACH

Sustainability and social responsibility are core principles of our business model. ESG is not only an integral part of our value creation but is also part of the way we work and the decisions we make. It is decisive for the investment and planning process.

Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our ESG policy, which guides our actions and decisions to create positive social and environmental impact while delivering long-term value to our stakeholders.


Sustainability Management

Our Head of ESG steers the group-wide sustainability strategy in close coordination with the Executive Board and ensures that regulatory developments are incorporated into the objectives. The ESG department coordinates all activities relating to the sustainable orientation of the company and supports the respective departments and subsidiaries in their implementation. Measures are implemented based on a risk and materiality analysis.

OUR ESG EXPERT


Marlen Rürup

HEAD OF ESG



m.ruerup@dle.ag +49 30 886 267 40

“ ESG DOES NOT MEAN A COMPROMISE ON RETURNS, IT IS RATHER A TOOL THAT PROTECTS RETURNS AND ADDS ANOTHER DIMENSION TO RISK ASSESSMENT”



RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

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IDENTIFICATION OF SUSTAINABILITY RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
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INTEGRATION OF SUSTAINABILITY CONSIDERATIONS IN OUR SERVICES
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COMMITMENT TO INTEGRATE ESG ASPECTS ACROSS DLE INITIATED FUNDS

DLE Group AG combines attractive returns with social and environmental value in its business areas. In addition to integrating ESG risks into investment strategies, we realize our social contribution by giving preference to projects that meet urgent social needs in cities and communities.


Buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions and have significant land, material, energy, and water consumption. At the same time, they have a major impact on the health, safety, quality of life, and productivity of people who spend much of their lives indoors. Buildings also shape the sense of place and influence the local socio-cultural fabric. This results in both sustainability risks and opportunities, which are identified and managed in the investment process to prevent value loss, maximize value creation, and ensure the marketability and sustainability of investments.


In this respect, the integration of sustainability risks and considerations into our services is an essential element in our mission to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for our clients. In addition to the impact of ESG risks on an investment, the opposite perspective also plays a role, namely potential negative or positive impacts of the investment on the environment and society (double materiality). This is the only way to minimize reputational risks and ensure social acceptance of investments.


In October 2021, DLE Group signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) to express our commitment to integrate ESG aspects into investment practices across DLE-initiated funds. The UN-supported PRI is recognized as the leading global network of investors promoting sustainable investment.

ESG in Land Development


In consultation with local stakeholders, the framework and basic parameters for new neighbourhoods and buildings are agreed in timely, tailor-made participation processes. The aim is to achieve holistic planning, taking into account climate factors, balanced energy and transport concepts and local needs for social infrastructure. This includes avoiding unnecessary soil sealing and maintaining or creating new green spaces. It is also important to set the course early on for the use of renewable energy and energy-efficient buildings to support global climate goals and local climate strategies.

Sustainability disclosure


As initiator and advisor of closed-end alternative investment funds, DLE Group and its subsidiaries are not directly affected by the disclosure requirements of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The relevant information can be found in the offering memorandum of the funds, regular fund reports, and on the website of the respective AIFM.