On behalf of the wider team, I am delighted to welcome Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) as a new EVORA client.
USS, one of the largest pension schemes in the UK, with total fund assets of approximately £57 billion (as of December 2016), has appointed EVORA to manage its sustainability data and to provide support in meeting its voluntary and mandatory reporting commitments.
Our instruction focuses on monitoring and performance reporting, including the managing of waste, water and energy data for the property portfolio. We are also helping USS with its external reporting requirements ranging from the CRC through to GRESB submissions.
We are very excited to have been appointed by USS and feel our instruction is a reflection of our proven track record in managing large scale data management and reporting mandates. The strategic approach that we take with our consultancy clients is being supported by our proprietary web-based sustainability management software SIERA.
SIERA has been developed specifically for the real estate IM market to provide environmental monitoring and reporting, to help meet specific client reporting requirements, and also regulatory and voluntary reporting standards including CRC, GRESB and INREV/EPRA.
We look forward to working on this instruction and hope it is the start of a much longer-term relationship.