At MacFarlane Partners, we recognize that environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practices play a critical role in the success of our company, the clients we serve, and the communities in which we invest.
As a real estate investment manager and developer, we are committed to integrating ESG best practices into all aspects of our operations, including investment decisions, our equitable development process, technology-driven sustainability solutions, property management, local community engagement and diverse hiring and contracting goals, as well as a commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in alignment with the Paris Climate Agreement.
As a socially responsible investor, MacFarlane Partners is committed to the concept of sustainable development and to limiting the impact that the development and operation of our property investments have on the environment.
To ensure that our investment and corporate activities minimize our environmental “footprint,” we have adopted practices and guidelines for sustainable development that set company-wide objectives in four areas.
Favor higher land-use densities, urban-infill sites, walkability, and proximity to public transit and existing infrastructure.
Among the properties in which MacFarlane Partners has invested over the years that have been certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating classification system, or similar certification programs, are:
Our business objective is to achieve investment success while making a difference for local communities and their residents. We are firmly committed to our role as a corporate citizen and socially responsible investor, and work on multiple fronts to improve the communities in which we invest.
Our real estate investments provide community and environmental benefits that last well beyond our investment holding period, such as reduced traffic congestion, walkable neighborhoods, energy-efficient buildings, affordable housing, and revitalized sites that create a better “sense of place.”
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe that the diversity of our workforce is a key to our success as a company. More than 50% of our associates are women and/or minorities.
Our culture emphasizes integrity and honesty in all of our interactions with investors, partners, vendors and community groups. We typically require that contractors and subcontractors working on our development projects pay fair wages and benefits to their workers. And we strive to hire qualified minority- and women-owned business enterprises when engaging third-party service providers.
We make charitable contributions to outstanding non-profit organizations that are having a positive impact in the communities in which we invest, in addition to encouraging employee volunteer efforts. A sampling of the groups that we have supported to date includes: