Seeking to enhance value with responsible investing

Clarion looks to incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, as we believe they play a vital role in providing a path forward to a more sustainable and equitable future. 
"We believe that our sustainability initiatives have strengthened the profile of our assets, improving investment performance while reducing our environmental footprint."

— Karen Mahrous, Senior Vice President & Head of ESG 

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Investing in assets that provide healthy, safe, and productive places to live, work, and play.

We, in partnership with our clients, are committed to owning and operating buildings that we believe provide our tenants with healthy and efficient spaces while seeking to actively embrace, promote, and support impactful initiatives to advance our sustainability, diversity, respect, inclusion, and governance goals.

Environmental 

ENVIRONMENTAL

Environmental Initiatives. Improve positive environmental impacts of our assets and operations through strategic programs that reduce resource consumption and support biodiverse ecosystems

Decarbonization.* Develop and implement a plan based on climate science to decarbonize our portfolio and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels

Sustainable Development. Build and renovate assets to meet the new demands of a progressively decarbonized and more sustainability-focused economy and marketplace

Climate Resilience. Implement a thoughtful program to assess, analyze, and address risks across our portfolio in order to reduce risk exposure and improve resiliency at the building and portfolio levels over time

Social 

SOCIAL

Health and Well-being.
Support and enhance employee and tenant health and well-being through intentional programs and initiatives informed by industry best practices

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Attract and retain diverse talent, especially at senior levels internally and among external stakeholders, through equity initiatives and strategic partnerships

Enhance Local Communities. Measure and track our effect on the local communities where we operate and work to make a positive impact, and provide value to communities through our investment platform

Engagement and Education. Provide ESG education and training to employees and tenants about Clarion's ESG program to familiarize key stakeholders with the Firm's program


Governance 

GOVERNANCE

ESG Oversight. Develop and maintain a structured and holistic Firm-wide ESG program that is responsive to industry trends and improves asset and portfolio performance and value over time

Leadership. Create a best-in-class ESG program that leads the market, is collaborative, creates upstream and downstream change, and enhances value

Transparency and Disclosure. Leverage third-party, external reporting and certifications to benchmark Clarion's ESG program, and continue to improve performance on reporting metrics over time

Risk Management. Proactively manage climate, transitional, and other risks for our Firm and our assets

Key data highlights**

327

GREEN CERTIFIED ASSETS

60%

FIRM-WIDE STAFF DIVERSITY

30+

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT POLICIES


* Clarion-managed accounts may incorporate aspects of the plan but may not necessarily implement each element of the plan and do not necessarily have net zero or decarbonization objectives.

** Data as of 12/31/2023. Green ratings and certifications are provided by third parties, which are paid membership fees or project registration and certification fees in connection with these ratings and certifications. Please view important disclosures about these ratings and certifications here.

The objectives described above are subject to change and there can be no guarantee that all objectives will be achieved.

Alignment with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were developed as a blueprint for sustainable development, economic growth, social inclusion, environmental protection, and health for all nations. Clarion has adopted eight of the seventeen SDGs where we believe we can have the most impact.

INDUSTRIAL 

#3  Good Health & Well-being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all people at all ages

MULTI-FAMILY 

#5  Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

OFFICE 

#7 Affordable & Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

HOSPITALITY 

#9 Industry, Innovation & 
Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

REDUCED INEQUALITIES 

#10 Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries

LIFE SCIENCES 

#11 Sustainable Cities & Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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#12 Responsible Consumption & Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

LIFE SCIENCES 

#15 Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Building a more sustainable world

Clarion’s Annual ESG Report outlines the Firm’s approach and accomplishments related to ESG issues. That report is supplemented by detailed policies relating to how ESG issues are considered in the investment process and implemented at the property level.
Download our latest annual ESG report here.
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Partnering with world-class organizations

Clarion collaborates with renowned national and international organizations to achieve our ESG goals.

GRESB 

 

Urban Land Institute 

   Energy Star 

TCFD 

ULI 

 

UNSDG 

 

   Measurabl 

 

ULI Net Zero 

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  IWBI  

   U.S. Green Building Council logo 

  BREEAM 

IREM 

 

Green Lease Leader 

 
 
 

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Investment in real estate is speculative and involves significant risk. For more information about certain of the material risks and limitations associated with Clarion Partners’ investment advisory products, strategies and services, please see Clarion’s current Form ADV Part 2A brochure, which is available on the SEC’s Investment Adviser Public Disclosure website at https://adviserinfo.sec.gov/firm/summary/108803. Investors should consider their investment objectives, and it is strongly suggested that the reader seek his or her own independent advice in relation to any investment, financial, legal, tax, accounting or regulatory risks and evaluate their own risk tolerance before investing.

This material does not constitute investment advice, nor does it constitute an offer in any product or strategy offered by Clarion Partners LLC or Clarion Partners Europe, and should not be viewed as a current or past recommendation to buy or sell any securities. Any specific investment referenced may or may not be held in a Clarion Partners client account. It should not be assumed that any investment, in any property or other asset, was or will be profitable.

All Clarion Partners LLC and Clarion Partners Europe statistics, data and charts, including but not limited to assets under management (AUM), ESG data, sector data and property data, as well as data related to our investors, tenants and employees, are as of September 30, 2023 unless otherwise noted.

Photos used in this website were selected based on visual appearance, are used for illustrative purposes only, and are not necessarily reflective of all the investments in a Clarion fund or portfolio or the investments a Clarion fund or portfolio will make in the future.

Risks Related To Environmental, Social, And Governance (“ESG”) Matters. Clarion Partners can choose, in its discretion, whether to take into account ESG considerations in its investment decision-making, as and to the extent consistent with its fiduciary obligations, applicable law, and the relevant governing documents and investment management agreements of its clients (as applicable). In certain circumstances, due to ESG considerations, Clarion Partners may not make or not recommend the making of investments when it would otherwise have done so, which could adversely affect the performance of a client’s portfolio. On the other hand, Clarion Partners may determine not to take such considerations into account. The extent to which Clarion Partners takes ESG considerations into account varies from client portfolio to client portfolio, based on, among other things, the portfolio’s investment objective, investment strategies, and investment restrictions, as outlined in the relevant governing documents and investment management agreements of its clients (as applicable) as well as applicable law.

Clarion Partners is dependent upon ESG information and data obtained through voluntary or third-party reporting that may be incomplete, inaccurate, or unavailable, which could cause Clarion Partners to incorrectly assess a potential investment’s ESG attributes and/or related risks and opportunities. While ESG is only one of the many factors Clarion Partners might consider in making an investment, there is no guarantee that Clarion Partners will consider such factors at all or that Clarion Partners will successfully implement and make investments that create positive ESG impact while enhancing value and achieving financial returns. ESG initiatives may not achieve the desired financial and social results, or the market or society may not view any such changes as desirable. Any successful engagement efforts on the part of Clarion Partners will depend, in part, on Clarion Partners’ skill in properly identifying and analyzing material ESG data and factors, and their potential impact on value. There can be no assurance that any ESG techniques employed will be successful.

For more information about certain of the material risks and limitations associated with Clarion Partners’ investment advisory products, strategies and services, please see Clarion’s current Form ADV Part 2A brochure, which is available on the SEC’s Investment Adviser Public Disclosure website at https://adviserinfo.sec.gov/firm/summary/108803.

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