Challenges in Data Collection and Overcoming Them: Insights for the Real Asset Investment Industry

Navigating the landscape of data collection in the real asset investment sector presents unique challenges that require nuanced solutions. This article delves into three pivotal areas: the inherent complexity of data sources, the critical importance of traceability and quality, and the need for data structure and its effects on property transactions. EVORA’s Chief Data Officer…

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How Does ESG Data Bolster Real Asset Strategies and Bootstrap CapEx Decisions?

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We ask Ben Rouncefield-Swales, EVORA’s Global Head of Data Operations, how robust ESG data drives strategic financial decisions. The result? Real assets that are environmentally sustainable, socially positive, and credible, inspiring investor trust and confidence. Hi Ben, What obstacles arise when using ESG data insights for sustainable real asset investments?  Navigating the sustainability landscape for…

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GRESB 2022 is almost here! Are you ready?

At EVORA we are already preparing our clients and ourselves for the next GRESB cycle. Because, like spring, it is just around the corner. Every year, the GRESB portal opens its doors on April 1st and closes them on July 1st. During this time, the wires to Amsterdam run hot and there are many sleepless nights for some…

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Software as the foundation for investment grade data (IGD)

ESG is here to stay. Momentum is gaining to improve data quality and consistency. Regulations such as Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) are clearly helping to drive this. The perceived distinction between financial and non-financial data is not helpful one when ESG data, which might conventionally be seen as non-financial, is used all the time…

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ESG Data is Growing Up

We are entering a new era of ESG data. Historic market failures regarding our negative environmental and social impacts, and the resulting climate change, nature loss and social inequality, are starting to be corrected with structural changes to the market. In the financial sector, we are seeing both dynamic and double materiality becoming an integral…

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Forward-looking ESG data

To integrate climate risk and sustainability into financial decisions, we need to standardise metrics, improve data quality and ensure that it is forward-looking as well as measuring past performance. For climate risk, this is an essential part of the TCFD Recommendations for integrating climate risk as an investment risk. Climate risk is divided into three…

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GRESB + SIERA = Success

Sustainability data can be complex. It can show many interesting patterns and insightful trends about energy usage, but at the same time be hard to manage.  The ability to use sustainability data to reduce energy usage by seeing the impact of actions is one of its most powerful features. Connecting those patterns and trends to…

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How difficult can it be to develop software?

Back in 2011 Paul, Ed and I founded EVORA Global, a niche sustainability consultancy focussed on the real estate investment market, driven by a passion to make a difference. A year later we were winning more clients, gathering an abundance of data and our spreadsheets started bursting at the seams. Although there was a proliferation…

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Climate Risk Readiness White Paper

1.   Why is climate change such an important investment risk for investors in real estate & infrastructure? A summary of the factors driving change in the real asset markets. In early 2020, before the pandemic hit, BlackRock’s Larry Fink called out the fact that “Climate Change is Investment Risk”. Three paragraphs of his annual letter…

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EU Taxonomy: A Law of Significance

On Friday 19th June, the European Parliament adopted the Taxonomy Regulation. This could be the most significant piece of legislation which affects the treatment of sustainability risks by the European investment community. The Taxonomy is more than a system of classification of ESG risks and opportunities – its weight could make ripples around the global…

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