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PODCAST: What do new sustainability regulations mean for ESG investors in Europe?

As real estate looks to cut its carbon footprint, regulation is set to play a bigger part in how investment decisions are made

12. March 2021

As part of a wider drive to make Europe’s real estate greener, a new Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) has come into play - with big implications for investors.

From 10 March 2021, SFDR puts binding Environment Social Governance (ESG) disclosure obligations in place for investors putting capital into Europe or funds marketing there.

The new requirements precede forthcoming EU Taxonomy, a classification tool that will require funds and investment vehicles promoted as environmentally friendly to be much clearer on their green objectives. It will come into force from 1 January 2022.  

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Both SFDR and EU Taxonomy are new areas for investors to understand and critically, to comply with. So what do they need to know and do now? And how will SFDR and EU Taxonomy impact real estate assets in Europe?

Listen to our podcast above to hear JLL’s Ali Ingram, director and sustainability lead in JLL’s European office investment team, and Tom Branczik, reporting specialist in JLL’s sustainability consultancy team, discuss the details of the new regulation and what it means for a more sustainable future.

To learn more about both SFDR and EU Taxonomy and our new reporting alignment service download our briefing note here

Contact Ali Ingram

EMEA Capital Markets Sustainability Lead

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