Responsible investment

We believe that corporate responsibility is integral to being a successful and trusted global business.



for Strategy and Governance in 2019's Principles for Responsible Investment



of assets under management submitted in 2019 GRESB reporting


c. 53

Environmental and Health and Well Being related building certificates

Our values

Our holistic approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) ensures principles for responsible investment are embedded in our business practice:

Our Focus


Integrating ESG into our investment management process ensures that ESG risks and opportunities are not siloed, but recognised and acted upon throughout our business, as well as communicated to investors. 


We engage regularly with our clients, occupiers, staff and community stakeholders to promote principles of responsible investment and to ensure alignment with best practice.


We have been a signatory of the UN-aligned Principles for Responsible Investment since 2014. We report our policy and practices publicly on the PRI website, and document our ESG activities in our annual report.


Our full ESG policy is available here.


The PRI assessment methodology is available here, while our 2019 Transparency report is available here.


Our responsbile investment initiatives are embedded in our investment process and applied consistently firm wide. Lucy Auden, global head of ESG, and Richard Lake, global head of investment risk, are responsible for ensuring that investment and asset management teams are both considering and implementing measures that are aligned withour ESG values. 


Lucy Auden

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Lucy joined Savills Investment Management in April 2012 and became global head of ESG in 2018, with oversight of global ESG policies, processes and performance as well as corporate social responsibility. Lucy sits on the ESG and Charitable Giving Committees and is a member of the AREF ESG and Impact Investing Committee, INREV UK Young Professionals Working Group and the EU H2020 Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor project. She has an MSc in environment and sustainable development from the Bartlett, University College London.


Richard Lake

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Richard, who has been with us since 2004, has overall responsibility for the implementation of and adherence to our investment process throughout the organisation, with particular emphasis on risk management, governance and ESG. He chairs the Transaction Advisory Committee and is a key member of the Portfolio Advisory and ESG Committees.