Caisson Becomes a Carbon Neutral Investment Manager

 Jan 2020

Caisson Investment Management is pleased to announce that it is, operationally, now a net neutral carbon investment and asset management firm.

Over the past year, we have reviewed the firm’s operations and identified areas where we can be more carbon efficient, which has included measures such as restricting flights below a certain flight time, maximising our in-house recycling and banning diesel/petrol car provision.  As a result of these measures, our residual carbon footprint has been fully offset for the previous year.

As we move into 2020, the Operations team will continue to manage and monitor our carbon footprint and ensure our corporation continues to stay on the front foot in being a carbon neutral organisation.  

This endeavour has also caused knock-on initiatives within Caisson, by incorporating a low carbon approach into our Caisson system of asset management.  In the same way that we have out-performed the MSCI since foundation, we intend be a market leader in the property sector for decarbonisation whilst maximising investor returns.

“In June 2019, the UK Government outlined new targets to bring greenhouse gas emission to net zero by 2050, which we at Caisson are thoroughly pleased to hear and are fully on board with, in aligning our own ESG strategy to help the economy achieve this target.  Over the previous year, we have carried out a  wholesale review of our activities to agree a net zero carbon policy at Partnership level and, with the momentum of 2019 under our belt, we thrive to be continually net-neutral over the coming year and beyond,  with corporate staff events to further enhance our awareness and contributions to being carbon neutral,” stated Meera Parmar, Partner - Finance and Operations. 

“Reducing the carbon intensity of our AUM is increasingly a key metric for us, which will fundamentally affect the ultimate capital value of our industrial assets in the future.  As a result, we have been successfully building up our in-house capability to assist tenants and owners in reducing their carbon usage.  It therefore made sense that Caisson also became a net zero carbon operating partner for our investors,” explained Mark Bowden, Property Partner.

“From only allowing hybrid/electric cars in 2017, through to reducing flight use, this has been over two years in the making and our thanks go to all staff for getting behind this initiative - and the Operations team in particular for making it happen.  With the expansion of this into our on-site asset management structure, we see ourselves in a good position to acquire renewable energy investments and developments over the coming years,” commented David Carter, Managing Partner.

 

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Contact for enquiries

Lisa Allsup

Caisson Investment Management

Lisa.Allsup@caisson-im.com

+44 207 280 9600

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