Friends With Money #15: How focusing on climate change will affect property investment

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Climate change, ESG investing and the world's changing attitude to carbon emissions are all factors that Australian property investors will need to consider in the next few years with Europe, the US and China all having taken steps around their emissions trading.

It may seem that with many of us working from home we are having a smaller carbon footprint by not commuting to the office but while we are all running our own power, it's not that simple.

What will our new work environment look like, and what are the implications of the decentralised office?

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On this episode of the Friends With Money podcast, managing editor Julia Newbould is joined by Peter Esho, market analyst and co-founder of real estate investment platform Wealthi, to talk about our carbon footprint and ESG when choosing commercial, industrial and office properties to invest in and to build our homes. Are the companies supplying our timber and steel reputable? Are they offsetting their carbon footprint and minimising our domestic running costs?

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Julia Newbould was editor-at-large and later managing editor of Money from November 2019 to February 2022. She was previously editor of Financial Planning and Super Review magazines; managing editor at InvestorInfo and at Morningstar Australia. Julia co-authored The Joy of Money, a book on women and personal finance. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney where she serves on the alumni council.

Peter is the co-Founder of Wealthi, a real estate investment platform backed by Pi Labs VC in London. He previously worked with NASDAQ listed Morningstar Inc and Tokyo listed Invast Securities. Peter completed his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney before completing post-graduate studies in financial analysis at the University of New South Wales. He has almost two decades of experience working in the wealth management.