Green-sweep for Kames Capital’s property funds
Kames Capital has received Green Star awards for five of its range of property funds from leading real estate benchmarking and assessment organisation, the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.
GRESB, which assesses the sustainability performance of real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets worldwide, awarded its coveted Green Star to the Kames UK Active Value Property Unit Trust, Aegon UK Property Fund, the Kames Property Income Fund, the Active Value Property Fund and the Scottish Equitable With-Profits Fund. The former three funds retained their awards from last year, whilst the latter two achieved the Green Star status for the first time this year.
Commenting on the awards Kames head of property Phil Clark says: “These Green Star awards are testament to our continuing commitment to integrating ESG factors into the selection and management of our property portfolios. I am extremely pleased our efforts to ensure we meet the growing demand for excellent ESG credentials are recognised as these are among the key criteria fund selectors examine when selecting their investment funds.
“I would like to take the opportunity to also thank Savills our agents who help and support the collation and collection of our data for these awards.”