Responsible Property Investing Recognition

News and Press

Milestones and awards:

  • Awarded the EPA's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year (2016, 2017)1

  • Received a performance band score of "A" by earning 47 out of 51 points in the UNPRI 2016 Assessment (2017)2

  • Recognized as a Green Lease Leader by the Institute for Market Transformation and the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Alliance (2017)3

  • Charter member of the U.S. Department of Energy Data Lab, and leading particpant in a pilot study on the link between real estate sustainability and improved financial performance (2016)

  • Achieved a perfect score in the Management category for the third consecutive year from the 2016 GRESB survey (2014-2017)4

  • Received the Green Star designation from the GRESB survey (2014-2017)4

  • Our core-plus commingled real estate strategy ranked in the top eight among U.S. diversified property funds (2010-2017)5

  • • Our core property fund ranked in the top eight among U.S. diversified property funds (2014-2017)6

  • Ranked 132 out of 500 U.S. firms in the Newsweek Green Rankings (2016)7

  • Selected as an award winner for Greatest Percent Savings in a Lot (Retrofit), The Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign (2015)

  • Recognition as an Executive Member of EPA's Certification Nation, in honor of the significant number of properties certified to the ENERGY STAR® standard (2014)8

  • Named to the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index and Climate Disclosure Index which highlights S&P 500 companies committed to improving their impact on the environment (2014, 2015)9

  • Launched a second dedicated closed-end Green strategy for Private Real Estate Equity (2014)

  • Joined the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance (2014)

  • Became a Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark member (2014)

  • Received honorable mention for Sustainability Executive of the Year by Commercial Property Executive magazine (2013)

  • Launched a property assessment program to validate performance targets and identify future sustainability strategies (2013)

  • Expanded and formalized our Pillars of Responsible Property Investing initiative (2013)

  • Cited by Commercial Property Executive as being among the greenest U.S. real estate companies (2011-2015)10

  • Recognized as one of the BOMA STARS — an initiative of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) focused on voluntary efforts to address energy efficiency (2011)

  • Became a signatory to the UN PRI (2010)

  • Launched a dedicated closed-end Green strategy for Private Real Estate Equity, one of the first institutional commercial real estate funds to adopt a holistic approach of integrating environmental, social and governance principles (2009)

  • Became an ENERGY STAR partner (2009)

Disclosure

1 Each year, the EPA honors organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. 6 April 2017, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

2 Released July 2017. For further details please refer to the PRI Assessment Methodology, Principal Global Investors full Assessment Report and Transparency Report, all of which is available upon request.

3 The Green Lease Leaders designation exhibits a strong commitment to increased performance and sustainability in buildings. May 2015, 2017, Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance.

4 2017 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey, GRESB Foundation, data as of December 31, 2016

5 Principal Real Estate Investors’ core plus commingled fund ranked 6th among U.S. diversified property funds. Rankings out of 39 U.S. diversified property funds. (2017 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey, GRESB Foundation, data as of December 31, 2016)

6 Principal Global Investors’ core property fund ranked 8th among U.S. diversified property funds. Rankings out of 39 U.S. diversified property funds. (2017 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) survey, GRESB Foundation, data as of December 31, 2016)

7 Principal Financial Group was ranked 132 out of 500 U.S. firms in the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings.  The rankings asses the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States.  All 500 companies on the list are automatically considered. Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, June 2016

8 Based on data in the ENERGY STAR certified building registry (www.energystar.gov) as of December 31, 2014.

9 Principal Financial Group is 1 of 27 S&P 500 companies named to the 2015 CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index and the Climate Disclosure Index. (CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2015, November 2015). Principal Global Investors is the institutional asset management arm of the Principal Financial Group ® (The Principal®). Principal Financial Group is 1 of 34 S&P 500 companies named to the 2014 CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index and 1 of 63 companies named to the Climate Disclosure Index. (CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, September 2014). Principal Global Investors is the institutional asset management arm of the Principal Financial Group ® (The Principal®).

10 Ranked #4 in "Commercial Property Executive" rankings, published April 2015; Ranked #3 in "Commercial Property Executive" rankings, published March 2014; Ranked #2 in “Commercial Property Executive” rankings, published April 2012 and April 2013.