Real estate is an important component of responsible finance but the research in this field is still relatively scarce. Being a large component of most institutional portfolios, it has nevertheless gathered much attention. Contrary to equities and bonds, the challenge relies more on collecting the data first. Our objective is to evaluate the environmental score of real estate properties in Switzerland. Specifically, the Center aims at collecting the energy score for all available properties and aggregating this information at real estate fund level.
The Center also plans to develop macroeconomic models to obtain policy recommendations and determine how to incentivize private agents (households and firms) to switch from carbon to green energy, in particular for real estate decisions.