Disclosing environmental and sustainability practices and initiatives in the annual reporting process of property investors: evidence from Malaysia

Mohd Aini, Ainoriza and Sayce, Sarah (2010) Disclosing environmental and sustainability practices and initiatives in the annual reporting process of property investors: evidence from Malaysia. In: ERES 2010; 23 - 26 Jun 2010, Milan, Italy.

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Abstract

Investors around the world are increasingly recognising the importance of embedding environmental, social and governance issues when making property investment decision or sustainable and responsible investment (SRI). The objective of this paper is to examine the implementation of environmental, social practices of property investors in Malaysia as revealed through published company material. Content analysis is used in this research. Analysis was conducted of potential SRPI (Socially Responsible Property Investment) or ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) initiatives of all (13) Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), together with a selection of property investment companies and key institutional investors using publicly available company literature. The websites and annual reports of these investors from 2007-2009 were examined in order to identify activities, strategies contributing to the progress of sustainable and responsible property investment. The progress made was also compared with progresses made in other countries including UK, USA and Australia. The study indicates that although some of the Malaysian REITs and property investment companies are beginning to adopt sustainability practices this is less embedded than in other major countries notably Australia. The study also shows that the sustainability agenda is skewed more to notion of corporate philanthropy than environmental issues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: ERES 2010
Organising Body: European Real Estate Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: content analysis, Malaysia, responsible property investment, sustainability
Research Area: Architecture and the built environment
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > Real Estate Research Centre
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture > School of Surveying and Planning (from October 2008)
Depositing User: Susan Miles
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2011 11:08
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:50
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/18126

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