S&P Global Ratings Launches Sustainable Finance Group To Expand ESG Analytics And Research Focus


As part of its commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analytics and research along with innovation, S&P Global Ratings has established a Sustainable Finance Team within its Global Corporate and Infrastructure Ratings Practice. This team brings together and expands upon S&P Global Ratings’ ten-year track record of strong research… Read More »

Generali approves climate change strategy. It will divest € 2 billion from coal


For many years now, Generali Group has been actively adjusting its business, making it increasingly sustainable, consistent with the commitment of the community in tackling the most significant global challenges, beginning with those related to climate change. The strategy approved, which will be followed by specific policies, is in line… Read More »

Outlook 2018: ESG regulation


“Comply or explain”: this is the principle which increasingly defines the regulatory framework, particularly in Europe. Regulation is increasingly pushing companies and investors to assume their responsibility towards society and the various stakeholders. Companies are increasingly obliged to report on their environmental, social and governance parameters. As a matter of… Read More »

A year of stability with economic growth sustaining the current cycle

Alice Breheny, Melissa Reagen -

Selective opportunities include regions and sectors benefiting from megatrends — urbanization, rising middle classes, rapid growth in Asia and e-commerce. We believe commercial real estate markets will remain stable in 2018, supported by faster economic growth as record-high prices curtail demand in the cycle’s late stage. Global returns are likely… Read More »

La Française Real Estate Partners International acquires an office building in Frankfurt from Deutsche Asset Management


La Française Real Estate Partners International has acquired, on behalf of two La Française collective real estate investment vehicles, a six story office building from Deutsche Asset Management. The property is located, at Ferdinand-Happ-Strasse 53, in the mixed use east end district of Frankfurt-am-Main, one of the most dynamic submarkets… Read More »

What’s with the unstoppable rise of green bonds?


In 2016, we tried to explain the main drivers behind the surprising increase of green bonds in the capital market. One year later, and things haven’t slowed down: as climate change has risen up the global agenda, the growth of green bonds has been unstoppable. Interest in sustainable investing is… Read More »

London Office Property Prices – Going Over the Cliff?

Julian Wellesley -

London office property prices have stayed surprisingly high since the Brexit vote to leave the European Union (EU) in mid-2016. A recent rise in vacancy levels (from a low base) hasn’t yet made a dent in high rent costs, while low transaction prices have attracted foreign buyers lured by the… Read More »