Environment, Social and Governance

ESG is integral at Berkley, guiding our responsible actions and investment decisions. We've adopted a holistic approach to align business strategies with social impact, making it our standard practice.

- Alexander B. Jentsch

Our focus

Investing in a sustainable future

At Berkley, one of our commitments is to create a positive impact on society and the environment. Our investments are motivated by creating a cleaner, more sustainable future, and that’s something that our legacy speaks for: hundreds of new jobs created, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, hospitals, and student housing are just a few examples of our impact on and for society.

We believe that by aligning our investments with our values, we could create a brighter future. And that is the way we work to this day.

Agenda 2035

An active player in the energy transition

The transition to a 100% green, energy-fueled world is one of our priorities. It is a long-term goal that we’re committed to achieving. But we are also realistic. Green hydrogen’s financial sustainability will take several decades, so the commitment to change is critical during this transition period. The use of blue hydrogen can help bridge the gap between our current energy systems and a fully green energy future. Capturing up to 98% of emissions with blue hydrogen can make a substantial difference in reducing the environmental impact when compared to conventional fossil fuels.

Blue hydrogen is produced from natural gas, but the carbon emissions generated in the process are captured and stored using carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. This approach significantly reduces the carbon footprint compared to traditional natural gas use. It’s an interim solution until green hydrogen becomes more economically viable.

It’s essential to continue investing in research and development to make green hydrogen more economically competitive. This includes advancements in renewable energy technologies, electrolysis processes, and infrastructure development. The combination of green and blue hydrogen, along with other renewable energy sources, will play a vital role in reducing carbon emissions and achieving a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy future.

At Berkley, we’ve been doing research for more than 5 years in the energy field with the objective of mitigating risks, and we are proud to say that we are one of the biggest investors in green and blue energy in the world. Our partnership with Phoenix One and Sparta II reflects our commitment to the environment and, ultimately, our responsibility to the people.

We carefully select our investments based on the future that we all aspire to create without losing sight of financial success. Because, as a company, we bear the responsibility of reshaping the world we live in and making a genuine difference by changing the rules.

Empowering opportunities that improve convenient living and health is at the center of everything we do. That’s why we have made it our mission to invest in innovative living and health concepts that meet changing housing needs. How? By optimizing existing and new combinations with operational companies, finance, and building systems, Because when you meet changing housing and healthcare needs, the possibility of improving convenience and health increases.

Empowering opportunities

The environment

Shaping the future

Berkley Investments vows to take into account global challenges such as total energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and the European goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

  • Gradually broaden the collection of energy and environmental data in order to have a better understanding of the property stock and potential concerns.
  • Analyze the information gathered and identify areas for improvement.
  • Nature is a crucial shareholder in any investment, according to us.
  • Make the most of transformation and renovation opportunities to increase building quality and environmental efficiency.
  • Raise environmental awareness among all of our stakeholders.
  • Integrate environmental issues into new development initiatives from the start to reduce their impact.


Community investments

Healthcare and community health institutions face a major social responsibility, not only in terms of access to care and quality of care for patients and residents, but more and more by offering adapted working conditions to professionals. To meet these challenges, Berkley pledges to:

  • Set up inclusive living landscapes where there is a place for affordable living and care is an available service.
  • Set up a sharing community with operators and stakeholders around investments in senior living healthcare, education, and schools.
  • Provide health care operators with premises in line with their specific needs to enable them to exercise their profession in the best possible conditions
  • Support operators to help them improve their quality of service and thus contribute to improving quality of people’s lives.


Sustainable wealth

To ensure the proper deployment of our ESG approach and the involvement of our stakeholders, Berkley pledges to:

  • Set up yearly goals in an ESG charter to ensure the deployment of our ESG approach
  • Develop and promote an internal ESG culture to foster the development of innovative and impactful solutions
  • Listen and report to our stakeholders on a regular basis and with transparency on the results of our ESG approach

The management and coordination of Berkley’s ESG approach are ensured by the attached Corporate & Public Affairs Manager. The company also relies on its legal advisors and Compliance Manager.