Qualitas adds Woods to ESG board
Ian Woods has been appointed to the ESG Advisory Group of Australian real estate investment manager Qualitas.
Woods is a founding member and deputy chair of the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) and also a member of Chronos's Expert Sustainability Network.
Qualitas Group managing director and co-founder, Andrew Schwartz, said: "Qualitas has a longstanding commitment to ESG and we firmly believe it adds value to our investors, employees and the community. We are focused on where we can make a real impact.
"For example, we want to leverage our leading position and deep expertise in real estate private credit to drive change across the industry by supporting and encouraging borrowers to invest in real assets with a strong sustainability focus. This not only helps mitigate climate change but also delivers desired investment outcomes and protects the long-term value of real assets."
Schwartz said Woods' expertise would be vital in helping Qualitas ensures it maximises its impact in a sustainable and responsible way from both an investment and corporate operating perspective.
Qualitas was founded in 2008 and has A$6 billion of real estate debt and equity assets under management.