At Equiton, our mission is to deliver outstanding value to our clients and communities, and to channel all our experience, expertise and dedication to achieving those results every day. Our goal as stewards of our clients’ assets is to uphold a standard of responsible investing in the best interest of our clients, our employees and our community. We recognize that environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors can have an impact on the long-term risk and return of a given real estate investment. Incorporating relevant ESG issues into our decision-making processes is prudent practice and entirely consistent with our corporate philosophy. We understand that properties are tangible assets that people can see, visit, work, and live in on a day-to-day basis. How they look, how they operate, and how they are managed affects residents and the local community.
Equiton ESG Report 2022
As a signatory of PRI (Principles of Responsible Investing), we define ESG factors as follows:
Factors related to a company’s interactions with the physical environment. These include, but are not limited to, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions; biodiversity loss; deforestation; air, water/resource depletion or pollution; waste management; change in land use; clean energy and technology.
Factors related to business practices that impact on the rights, well-being and interests of people and communities. These include, but are not limited to, human rights; labour standards in the supply chain; workplace health and safety; freedom of association and freedom of expression; human capital management and employee relations; diversity; and relations with local communities (including indigenous communities).
Factors related to the management of a company. These include, but are not limited to, board structure, composition, size, diversity, skills and independence; executive pay; investor rights; stakeholder interactions; transparency; business ethics; bribery and corruption; internal controls; and cybersecurity, anti-money laundering, and conflicts of interest.
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