Environmentally Responsible Investing
AEW is committed to a vision of prudent property stewardship with the goal to develop or enhance the sustainability measures of its commercial property investments. AEW has instituted a systematic approach to improve the operating metrics of its investments by incorporating ESG elements – environmental, social and governance – into its asset analyses, inclusive of underwriting, due diligence and asset management. This commitment is embodied in both our short and long-term ESG Objectives. Generally AEW identifies and presents sustainability issues and goals to its Investment Committees as part of each investment’s underwriting, and we include ESG goals in each asset’s annual business plan. Further, we report overall progress on ESG matters annually to AEW’s Risk Management Committee. Our long-term ESG objectives are stated below.