ESG Investing: Operational Excellence in Real Assets Part 3: Recycling and Recovery

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ESG Investing: Operational excellence in real assets

Part 3: Recycling and Recovery

 

In this series, Operational Excellence in Real Assets, we have focused on the environmental, social and governance challenges encountered during the lifecycle of a real asset. The purpose of this series is to enable investors and asset managers to achieve a higher level of operational excellence when assessing and managing real assets.

 

In Part One of the series we explored the factors that need to be considered in the planning and development phase of a real asset. The most important operational considerations in the acquisition phase of a real asset include land governance, corruption, labour rights, and environmental issues.  In Part Two of the series, we discussed the key ESG factors in the next stage of the lifecycle of an asset, the ownership phase, which included the use of construction materials and adherence to safety standards.

 

In this final, Part Three, of the series we explore the ESG factors that are relevant at the end of an asset’s life, in particular the considerations of an asset owner in demolishing or refurbishing an asset. In owning a real asset, the asset owner is a custodian of the land and has a responsibility to regenerate and recover the land so that the site can restore its biodiversity and act as a habitat for future generations. 

 

Read Part Three here.

Read Part One here.

Read Part Two here.

 

 

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