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Vert Asset Management

Vert Asset Management is a dedicated ESG – Environmental, Social, Governance – fund manager. Vert is a Certified B Corp. Vert joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative in November 2021 and made its Initial Target Disclosure in January 2023.

Initial Target Disclosure: January 2023

Percentage of assets covered by the Net Zero Asset Managers Commitment Statement

100% of total AUM (USD $.174 billion)

Information on interim target(s) covering the proportion of assets to be managed in line with net zero



In 2019, 14% of the portfolio companies were SBTi.



Our target is for 50% of the portfolio companies to set SBTi targets by 2030.

GHG scopes included:

In the baseline year 2019, 80% of the portfolio reported Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. We will phase in Scope 3 emissions as data reporting and transparency improves.


Science Based Target initiative for Financial Institutions


We are using the IPCC 1.5°C scenarios and the IEA’s Net Zero 2050, both used by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Additional information

Policy on coal and other fossil fuel investments:

Our current and only mutual fund – the Vert Global Sustainable Real Estate Mutual Fund – invests in real estate investment trusts. There are currently no coal or fossil fuel companies in our fund.

Further information:


We engage 100% of the constituents in the portfolio each year. In 2019, our engagement campaign focused on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In 2020, we discussed net-zero targets and goals. In 2021, we spoke with companies about the health and well-being aspects of the built environment. We have ongoing conversations with companies on net-zero pathways and asset-level sustainability plans.

Please learn more about our engagement work on our website.