Highlight from Our ESG Research: Sustainable Real Estate

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Gecina

Held in the Domini International Opportunities Fund portfolio.

Forward-thinking real estate development and management play a crucial role in making cities more livable and sustainable. Gecina SA is a French real estate group whose properties represent the largest private residential portfolio in Paris.1 The company is also the leading owner of office space in Europe.2

Gecina manages a large real estate portfolio but has been effective in improving sustainability on a building-by-building level. As of this year, 82% of its office portfolio’s square footage was either HQE or BREEAM sustainability certified, which marks a 41% increase from 2018. All new developments are on track to receive certification. Additionally, 99% of its assets are located within 400 meters of public transportation.3

Gecina has fostered a company culture that prioritizes sustainability. Its employees recently initiated a successful effort to increase tenfold the company’s internal carbon tax, with the resulting funds allocated to low-carbon projects.3 Management diversity is another focus for Gecina. Currently, 45% of its management team are women, including its CEO, Méka Brunel.4 46% of its board members are also women.5


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As of 03/31/22, Gecina SA represented the following % of the Domini International Opportunities Fund’s portfolio [0.08%]. The composition of the Fund’s portfolio is subject to change. The Domini Funds maintain portfolio holdings disclosure policies that govern the timing and circumstances of disclosure to shareholders and third parties of information regarding the portfolio investments held by the Funds.

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