Our strategy: responsible handling of resources

Real I.S. ranks among Germany’s leading investment and asset managers with assets of more than EUR 12 billion under management in Germany and internationally. Under the mission of “We combine real estate and the future” and the vision of “We want to create value added for society and for the environment” Real I.S. has clearly positioned itself with regard to the sustainable development of its corporate organisation which stands out through its responsible handling of the available resources with the aim of creating and preserving value, also in the interest of future generations.

We have given ourselves a mission across the dimensions of Environmental (E), Social (S) and good Governance (G) to pave the way towards becoming a sustainable asset manager, both at corporate and at product level, by 2025. This ESG mission is binding on all employees and on the management team of Real I.S. and will be developed on an ongoing basis. These goals are cornerstones of the strategy derived therefrom:

  •  Promoting of responsible investing
  • Climate neutrality of Real I.S. (as a company excl. real estate portfolio) by 2030

  • Climate neutrality of the entire portfolio by 2050

Our targets

E (Evironment)

  • Adapting buildings to climate change
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reducing the consumption of primary energy and water
  • Promoting recycling management (materials/commodities/land)
  • Avoiding waste (construction/conversion, operation)
  • Reducing the impact of land consumption and soil sealing
  • Considering the impact of the site on the environment (biodiversity, soil, water)
  • Promoting environmentally and urban friendly mobility/development concepts

S (Social)

  • Creating liveable urban spaces/districts
  • Creating space concepts while taking account of the aspects of health, safety and well-being
  • Committing to social cohesion and social integration
  • Promoting accessibility
  • Promoting science
  • Promoting continuous professional development and training for employees
  • Promoting employee volunteering as part of social responsibility
  • Achieving a work/life balance

G (Governance)

  • Compliance culture and organisation
  • Applying recognised industry standards (e.g. UN PRI)
  • Acting according to ethical principles 
  • Creating transparency, managing conflicts of interest and of goals
  • Cooperation and exchange (experience, data, standards) 
  • Incorporating ESG criteria into investment decisions and risk management