The transition that really matters – improving the built environment

Buildings are responsible for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU, and almost 75% of the building stock is inefficient.* In order to accelerate the transition of these buildings, Aviva Investors has developed a proprietary framework for Sustainable Transition Loans for Commercial Real Estate.

There are three overarching goals that we to plan achieve through our framework:

£1bn Sustainable Transition Loans

A target of originating at least £1bn of Sustainable Transition Loans accredited to this framework by 2025

To invest for a sustainable future

Creating long-term loan term incentives to ensure measurable improvements on buildings we lend against.

Tangible impact for our clients

Delivering tangible impact for our clients through their investments with external verification through Second Party Opinions

Making Real Estate environmentally friendly

The objective of our Sustainable Transition Loan Framework is to further support Real Assets team's long term objective to lower carbon emissions across our portfolio. 

Through our Sustainable Transition Loans we are:

Improving the built environment through targeted Sustainable Transition Loans

Working with commercial borrowers to improve the ESG credentials of buildings

Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals through Real Estate focused ESG KPIs

The transition that really matters - improving the built environment

07 Dec 2020 10:00 GMT 45 minutes

In this webcast we introduce Aviva Investors’ new proprietary framework for Sustainable Transition Loans for Commercial Real Estate.

This event qualifies for 45 minutes CPD
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Further reading

Sustainable Transition Loans framework

PDF 1.8 MB 6 pages

We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our portfolio and future proofing our assets against physical and transition climate risks.

Vigeo Eiris Second Party Opinion

PDF 751.6 KB 18 pages

Vigeo Eiris has provided a second-party opinion on this framework.

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