Despite the turmoil from the pandemic, companies in property and the built environment do not show any signs of reneging on their green commitments. Omega Poole, a Mishcon partner and Head of Debt Advisory says that investors are increasingly focused on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies:
“We always have to look at what the money is doing to see where the change will happen,” she says. “So, we’ve seen that capital allocators are incredibly focused on ESG. And we’re seeing rules for big pension funds and institutions coming into play. In terms of real estate finance providers, I spend much of my time speaking to lenders and most of the institutional lenders that I speak with have ESG as one of their focus points.”
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