Impact investing forms an integral part of who we are, how we invest and how we have done business for more than 25 years.
What is Impact Investing?
Impact investments are investments made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside an attractive financial return.
– Global Impact Investing Network
Impact investing encompasses more than the investment alone. By managing investments for impact, Dream provides enhanced access to a broad range of investment opportunities that achieve strong market returns with positive, measurable social and environmental outcomes.
Dream’s impact effort will be consistent with leading industry frameworks. We are committed to an impact management approach that incorporates guidelines from the world’s leading impact and sustainable accounting bodies. Our approach will be guided by:
State and pursue specific impact outcomes.
Objective and transparent assessment consistent with emerging industry norms.
Regular and independent audit of impact metrics and outcomes.
As a signatory to the Operating Principles for Impact Management, Dream is required to release an annual Disclosure Statement, which describes how each of the Impact Principles are integrated into Dream’s investment process, and the extent of alignment with each. Dream has released its inaugural 2021 Disclosure Statement – please click the link below:
Our Impact Investing Focus
Impact Investing Focus
The Trust is well positioned, with its existing assets and robust development pipeline, to deliver strong financial returns to its stakeholders, while having a meaningful, positive impact along three verticals: Attainable Housing, Inclusive Communities and Resource Efficiency. Our three impact verticals align with the universally recognized and accepted UN SDGs.
Develop sustainable real estate that optimizes energy use, limits greenhouse gas emissions, and reduces water use and waste while also creating resiliency against natural disasters and major climatic events.
Attainable and Affordable Housing
Invest in mixed-income communities that are transit oriented, located close to employment opportunities, and support an overall lower relative cost of living with high quality of life.
Intentionally design and program communities that are safe and inclusive for everyone. This includes creating spaces that encourage mental and physical health and wellness.
At Dream, we have taken steps to make us a leader in translating responsible investment into financial, social and environmental results.
Portfolio Manager, Impact
Dream Partnerships and Associations
Dream Unlimited is a member of the Global Impact Investing Network (“GIIN”). The GIIN is the leading non-profit dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Our membership signifies a commitment to deepening our engagement in the impact investing industry.
Dream Unlimited is a signatory to the Operating Principles for Impact Management. The Impact Principles are a standard for systems and processes for the management of investments targeting the achievement of positive social and environmental impact.
Impact Delta advises leading investment firms on the firm-wide environmental and social impact of their activities. Impact Delta helps develop dedicated impact investing and ESG-focused businesses through its extensive network of seasoned practitioners.