CBRE Investment Management
CBRE Investment Management is a leading global real assets investment management, operating in more than 30 offices and 20 countries around the world. Through its investor-operator culture, the firm seeks to deliver sustainable investment solutions across real assets categories, geographies, risk profiles and execution formats so that its clients, people and communities thrive.
CBRE Investment Management is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2022 revenue). CBRE has approximately 115,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE Investment Management harnesses CBRE’s data and market insights, investment sourcing and other resources for the benefit of its clients. For more information, please visit www.cbreim.com.
Percentage of assets covered by the Net Zero Asset Managers Commitment Statement
52% of total AUM (USD $60 billion)
Information on interim target(s) covering the proportion of assets to be managed in line with net zero
Portfolio coverage baseline
Real Estate: 2019
Private Infrastructure: 2021
Listed Investments: 2021
Portfolio coverage target
Real Estate – Physical emissions intensity reductions (kgCO2e/m2):
- By 2030, 50% reduction in Scope 1 and 2, and to the extent possible, material Scope 3 specifically Category 13 (Downstream Leased Assets) and Category 15 (Investments)
- This target relates to emissions from assets that fall under CBRE IM’s financial control. Over time we will intend to expand the Scope 3 Categories covered under our commitment.
Listed Investments – Portfolio temperature alignment:
- By 2030, Portfolio Scope 1 & 2 Temperature Rating is 1.5°C
Portfolio coverage target
Private Infrastructure – Physical emissions intensity reduction of portfolio company activities (kgCO2e/ identified operational metric for each asset type):
- By 2035, 50% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 of portfolio companies
- For infrastructure, physical intensity approach, means that the carbon emissions will be normalized by the output that provides economic value to the investment (e.g. distance travelled in miles, for a transport company).
Progress towards the targets outlined above will be reported annually but will not necessarily be linear due to timing of asset retrofits and enactment of decarbonization program, local grid decarbonization, evolution of portfolio asset / sector mix, etc.
GHG scopes included:
Focus on Scopes 1 and 2, and to the extent possible, material Scope 3.
Science Based Target initiative for Financial Institutions
IPCC 1.5°C Climate Scenario
Proportion of AUM committed:
Our committed AUM covers mandates and holdings that are aligned with the requirements of the NZAM initiative. We aim to grow this percentage over time as we work to engage with our clients and other key stakeholders, as well as improve data quality and coverage.
Per the NZAMi specifications, at no time will this commitment supersede our fiduciary responsibility to investors.
Policy on coal and other fossil fuel investments:
CBRE Private Infrastructure has a negative screening process which looks to exclude investments in shale oil and gas production, thermal coal exploration and extraction, coal-fired power generation and oil sands exploration and extraction.
Targets were derived from a top-down approach informed by climate science and the requirements of global carbon budgets. A bottom-up approach is currently underway to inform a further refinement of our targets and to identify opportunities to move sooner where appropriate.
Please visit https://www.cbreim.com/sustainability for more information on our Sustainability Program including our Sustainability Vision, Policies, and latest Climate Report.