At ARCH Capital, our aim is to leverage on our strengths and breadth of experience to sustain long term growth and success. Our view of long term growth and success is defined not solely by our success in our business endeavour as measured by the traditional business metrics, but goes with the belief that business success should be accompanied by the alignment of benefits with all stakeholders. As such, the established project portfolios that cater to the expectations of our investors and the needs in our target markets would strive to be consistent with sustainable development and aligned with the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) of which ARCH Capital is a signatory member.
The long-term value of real estate is enhanced by embedding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles and practices through ARCH Capital’s Responsible Investment and Sustainability Management Policy (RISMaP). We actively seek to invest in real estate that delivers enhanced financial returns for our investors while producing direct and meaningful benefits for other stakeholders in our business, namely, our business partners, the customers and users of our developments, the communities where we operate, and society at large.
ARCH Capital’s integration of ESG factors into its investment activities is guided by the following principles (the “Principles”):
ARCH Capital’s Chief Executive Officer is a proponent of responsible investing. He defines the overall sustainability strategy and communicates the value of ESG to our investors and organization.
The Chief Operating Officer and our Head of Sustainability oversee the firm’s achievement of its sustainable investment objectives, seek to ensure consistency and quality in the organization’s sustainability approach, including setting sustainable investment standards and processes.
The ESG Committee, led by our Head of Sustainability, is responsible for developing and ensuring implementation of sustainable investment standards and processes at the project-level. The ESG Committee is comprised of a diverse group of investment and asset management professionals across various countries where ARCH operates. The group is also responsible for determining the viability of green building certifications for specific projects, providing relevant research on sustainability to all employees, establishing ESG training for all employees, and sustainability reporting including reports for the UN PRI and GRESB.
MontAzure is Phuket’s most innovative award-winning residential resort development, located on the island’s upscale Kamala beach which is one of Asia's most exceptional luxury lifestyle communities. The development’s 178 acres (72 hectares) of mountain to beachfront land offers 820 feet (250 metres) of beach frontage shaded by mature Casuarina trees and leads up to a 200-year-old untouched tropical forest where many existing trees have been protected during an exhaustive master planning exercise. MontAzure has spearheaded outreach activities such as children’s summer camps, water safety trainings, English classes for adults, beach cleaning and upgraded community facilities such as roads, waterways, public areas and buildings. MontAzure has earned a Special Recognition in Sustainable Development and at the same time awarded as the Best Mixed-Use Development in Thailand (2018).
Cebu Exchange is a 110,000 sqm GFA Grade A office development set to rise across from the Cebu IT Park in Cebu City, the Philippines. The building, with its numerous green features, is expected to obtain several certifications in Leadership in Energy and Enn vironmental Design (LEED), Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE), International Finance Corporation’s EDGE, and WELL Building Standard.
TaiMall is a 7-storey shopping center located in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, with a total retail GFA of 100,000 sqm. Situated in a fast growing municipality, the landmark retail mall has become a one-stop life style destination. The project is expected to obtain a certificate of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Level or Fitwel 2-star Certification.