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.
OUR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT POLICY