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ESG Regulations in EU and UK

We provide the latest information on the sustainable disclosure regulations that affect the non-listed real estate industry in EU and UK.


Sustainable Investment Survey 2023  

Published on 26 Sep 2023

This survey offers insights into how the real estate industry approaches the definition of sustainable investments and their implementation under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and/or the EU Taxonomy.

Read the latest IQ blog interviewing Abigail Dean of Nuveen Real Assets and Justin Travlos of Axa IM Alts for their insights on this survey.

ESAs consultation response on SFDR Delegated Regulation  

Published on 05 Jul 2023

On 3 July, INREV filed its response to the joint ESAs consultation on SFDR Delegated Regulation urging the ESAs to recommend the adoption of sector-specific environmental and social metrics for real estate.

SFDR Real Estate Solutions Paper  

Published on 09 Jun 2023

INREV and other industry associations developed a position solutions paper for solving challenges arising from SFDR for real estate investments.

ESG Metrics for Real Estate Proposals under SDR Regime  

Published on 08 May 2023

INREV and other industry associations proposed principles and real estate specific metrics aiming to facilitate consistency of disclosures across the EU and UK as well as internationally. Title: ESG metrics for real estate proposal under SDR regime.

Response to consultation on fund names using ESG or sustainability-related terms  

Published on 21 Feb 2023

On 20 February, INREV filed its response to ESMA’s Consultation on Guidelines on funds’ names using ESG or sustainability-related terms. We encourage ESMA to make guidelines optional for real estate funds open only to institutional investors and to accommodate transitions strategies, among other issues. Click here to see the response.

Response to FCA’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels consultation    

Published on 12 Jan 2023

On 12 January, INREV and other industry association filed a joint response to the UK FCA’s consultation paper on SDR and investment labels. This response and accompanying proposed metrics for real estate support the FCA’s aim to provide consistent, transparent and comparable reporting and disclosure for real estate portfolios.

EU SFDR: Latest updates and implementation timeline  

Published on 06 Dec 2022

INREV has published its third paper on SFDR to update on the latest regulatory developments, highlighting some of the key requirements for the industry ahead of the upcoming deadlines.

INREV response to FCA Discussion Paper on SDR and investment labels  

Published on 11 Jan 2022

On 11 January, INREV responded to the FCA’s discussion paper on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements and investment labels on several points that best represent the interests of the non-listed real estate industry.

INREV response to RICS consultation on Sustainability and ESG in commercial property valuation  

Published on 30 Nov 2021

: On 26 November, INREV filed a response to the RICS consultation on Sustainability and ESG in commercial property valuation. We suggested to include a stronger focus on climate risk and its impact on property valuation, implications and disclosure of ESG KPI.

UK climate-related disclosures briefing  

Published on 01 Sep 2021

The briefing focused on the current UK consultation on climate-related disclosures presented jointly by INREV, AREF and IPF. The issues raised for managers and investors as well as the associations’ proposed responses to the consultation will be discussed by a panel of experts. 

INREV response to EU Consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance  

Published on 09 Feb 2021

On 2 February 2021, INREV filed a response to the European Commission’s consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance. The response developed by the INREV ESG Committee substantially supports the possible initiative on sustainable corporate governance and encourages the real estate industry to consider the environmental, social, human and economic impact in their business decisions. 

INREV response - Sustainable finance - EU classification system for green investments  

Published on 17 Dec 2020

On 17 December, INREV filed its response to the European Commission’s consultation on the Taxonomy Regulation. INREV generally supports the work done by the European Commission on Taxonomy; but encouraged further harmonisation among ESG regulations. Download the response below.

ESG-related regulatory and policy initiatives Briefing  

Published on 15 Oct 2020

Kate Binedell and Matthew Baker, Partners at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in London, who presented an update on recent ESG-related regulatory requirements impacting non-listed real estate investment. They were joined by Abigail Dean, Head of Sustainability, Real Estate at Nuveen in London, who discussed some of the practical issues implementing the new regulations present for fund managers.

INREV response to ESA consultation on Regulatory Technical Standards for ESG disclosures pursuant to the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation “SFDR”  

Published on 31 Aug 2020

On 28 August, INREV filed a response in the ESA consultation on regulatory technical standards related to ESG disclosures pursuant to the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation. The response developed by INREV ESG and Reporting Committees supports ESG disclosures that are workable for the real estate investment industry. 

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