manage to green

Sustainability goes beyond ecology. Accordingly, our sustainability strategy comprises many building blocks.

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The aim now is that Germany’s carbon dioxide emissions should be cut by at least 65 per cent by 2030. An 88 per cent eduction in emissions is to be achieved by 2040.

“We’re at the forefront of developments”

All sectors of the economy are facing mounting pressure to cut carbon emissions, and the real estatei ndustry is no exception. Union Investment embraced this challenge early on. That’s good for the environment – and for investors.

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The Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius, and ideally to 1.5 degrees.

Brick by brick: the foundation of our sustainable real estate strategy

Measurement, analysis, improvement, communication. Careful coordination is essential in order to achieve ambitious goals. Those are the building blocks of our “manage to green” sustainability strategy.

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"Real estate can add value beyond mere rental space. That takes committed people on the ground to kick things off." Patrick Kern sustainibility team at Union Investment Real Estate

How buildings bring people together

Giving presents to children at Christmas, donating food or even blood. Union Investment’s tenants,asset managers and property managers worldwide are transforming office buildings and shoppingcentres into places where people come together to help others.

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The number of bee colonies in Germany has fallen by approximately 70 percent in 70 years, from 2.5 million in 1952 to around 800,000 in 2020.

All good things come from above: the “Imke” bee project

Union Investment has created homes for two million bees on the rooftops of around 60 buildings.These insects make a hugely important contribution to the ecosystem – and therefore also to our sustainability strategy.

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