Reducing CO2 emissions and thus limiting global warming is one of the greatest challenges of our time. As advisors in the design of tailor-made real estate investments as well as in the brokerage of financing in real estate projects, we want to make our contribution to this. We are aware of our social responsibility and continuously integrate sustainable principles into both our internal processes and our investment solutions. The foundation of our actions is formed by the three sustainability criteria environment, social and governance.
ESG AND SUSTAINABILITY
Real estate accounts for a large share of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Therefore, we want to use our scope of action for positive changes. In the review process for our real estate financing we make sure that environmental regulations are complied with. We also increasingly request ecological measures that go beyond the legal requirements, such as the consideration of mobility and alternative energy supply concepts.
As a company, we are currently preparing to move into a green building. In our day-to-day work, we use natural resources as sparingly as possible. We promote sustainable mobility for our employees through our travel policy and corresponding subsidies.
Social responsibility towards our employees is important to us and part of our corporate culture. A good working atmosphere and the well-being of our employees is a top priority. We promote the compatibility of family and career, the avoidance of gender-specific unequal treatment, diversity in our team as well as the individualised professional training and health promotion of all employees through various measures.
In addition, Engel & Völkers Capital supports a primary school project in Agbetiko, Togo/West Africa, as part of the Engel & Völkers Charity, where 140 children are currently learning to read, write and do arithmetic.
When financing real estate projects, we increasingly consider concepts that meet social criteria such as age-appropriate living, features for social exchange in future cohabitation and upgrades for the surrounding area.
Cooperation at Engel & Völkers Capital is characterised by flat hierarchies - and clear rules. We involve our entire team in the entrepreneurial value chain, and new ideas are a driving force. At the same time, our values form the compass of our actions.
We are guided by the fundamental principles of compliance with the law, tax compliance, adherence to environmental standards and business ethics, political neutrality, the exclusion of and fight against bribery, acceptance of benefits, money laundering and other criminal conduct, adherence to free and fair competition, compliance with data protection and data security as well as treating each other with integrity, fairness, courtesy and respect.
United Nations Global Compact
Engel & Völkers Capital AG has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest initiative for corporate sustainability, since March 2021.
UN Global Compact commits its participants to align their activities and strategies with ten universally recognised principles. These principles represent the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, which were developed to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and protect our planet.
* Engel & Völkers Capital AG has a permit according to § 34c subsection 1 sentence 1 number 1-3 GewO (German Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act) as property developer, construction supervisor, loan broker, Supervisory authority: Bezirksamt Hamburg-Mitte-Fachamt Verbraucherschutz, Gewerbe und Umwelt-Gewerberecht (Hamburg-Mitte District Office - Consumer Protection, Trade and Environmental Trade Law Department), Klosterwall 2, 20095 Hamburg, Tel. (040)42854-0, www.hamburg.de/mitte. Engel & Völkers Capital AG is active in the context of investment advice as well as the brokerage of financial instruments in accordance with § 1 subsection 1a sentence 2 number 1 and 1a KWG (German Banking Act ) exclusively for the account and under the liability of NFS Netfonds Financial Service GmbH (NFS), Süderstr. 30, 20097 Hamburg. All other business activities are not subject to approval and are not carried out for the account and under the liability of NFS, but in the own name of Engel & Völkers Capital AG.