At Investa we aim to generate value for all our stakeholders – our investors, our owners, our partners, our employees, our communities and society at large.

Investa sets out to improve the quality, and therefore investment returns, of the properties it acquires and manages. Our sustainability platform provides a framework for focusing upon and enhancing good business practices which in turn contributes to improved asset values and social and environmental outcomes.


OUR APPROACH

Investa focuses on the key areas of our business that have the most impact on the environment, our communities and society at large.

Our managed funds use a systematic methodology for taking environmental, social, ethical and labour standards into account in the selection and management of buildings. Our building management team is focused on providing excellent service to our tenants, whilst carefully managing the environmental impacts of our buildings. 

Buildings that are more efficient can operate more cost effectively, are more comfortable and can achieve lower vacancy and enhanced financial results over time. Investa's environmental performance achievements and consistent improvement over the last 12 years demonstrate how this is achieved.

We strive to attract talented people and then provide them with the systems, tools and training to ensure they can be effective, motivated and rewarded for performance. In addition to their base salaries and prescribed benefits, our people have performance objectives set that cover all aspects including financial, social and environmental standards and achievements.


Our Operating Principles
Across our organisation, Investa is committed to conduct that is ethical, legal, and professional and which consider environmental, social and economic factors. Our core operating principles are to:  
  • Provide a superior return on investment to our shareholders without sacrificing the environment or the highest standards of conduct;
  • Offer clients investment funds which are overseen by an independent Board and where conflicts of interest are minimised;
  • Integrate sustainability practices in a manner which is specific, accountable, and enduring as part of our business platform;
  • Provide quality workplaces and a professional environment for our employees; 
  • Support and nurture our staff to permit them to fulfil their potential;
  • Protect and enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, clients and associates;
  • Minimise resource use, pollution and waste.

Zero Carbon Emissions by 2040

Responsible Investing
Investa’s integrated, commercial real estate business model allows us to manage office buildings more productively. The benefit of having people on the ground in each market enables Investa to optimise performance, refurbish or redevelop sites, and collaborate with tenants to deliver their property requirements.

In recent years, Investa has made significant progress in addressing and identifying opportunities to improve both its environmental and investment performance. We remain committed to maintaining the highest standards of practice and ethical conduct.

Since 2010, Investa provided our wholesale investment fund clients with access to detailed data on the environmental performance of fund-managed buildings and raised significant new investment capital through our SRI and PRI accredited wholesale fund, Investa Commercial Property Fund (ICPF). Investa Office Fund (ASX:IOF) joined the Investa platform in July 2011.
RIAA CERTIFIED FUNDS*
In 2007, Investa Funds Management became the first Australian property fund manager to receive SRI (Sustainable Responsible Investment) Certification for its funds which includes Investa Commercial Property Fund (ICPF). To achieve this Certification, Investa had to meet the strict disclosure requirements of the world’s only SRI Certification Program which was launched in Australia in 2005 by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).

Investa Funds Management has been certified by RIAA according to the strict disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program. Investa had to demonstrate how our funds apply a systematic methodology for taking environmental, social, ethical and labour standards into account in the selection and management of buildings.
UNITED NATIONS PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT
Investa Property Group became a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) in July 2007. We consider this framework to be aligned with our corporate philosophy. The Principles, developed under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General, are a voluntary and aspirational framework for incorporating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into mainstream investment decision-making and ownership practices. They are not prescriptive, but instead provide a menu of possible actions that investors can take.
GRESB - GLOBAL REAL ESTATE SUSTAINABILITY BENCHMARK
During 2012, Investa Funds were ranked fourth globally in the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), compiled by the GRESB Foundation. The Foundation represents institutional real estate investors and industry organisation from around the globe. Investa is recognised as a regional and global leader in the environmental management of funds as a GRESB ‘Green Star’.
*Awarded SRI certification from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia for ICPF. Investa Property Group has been certified by RIAA according to the strict disclosure practices required under the Responsible Investment Certification Program. See www.responsibleinvestment.org for details