The importance of ESG and its impact on property investment, pricing and valuations


The real estate sector is one of the most exposed sectors to climate change related risks and events. In the last two years ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) has become a buzzword that has exploded into the business world, and the implications for property assets will be immense. Research needs to be undertaken to provide insights into the climate change-related risks posed to real estate and the strategies taken to mitigate and adapt real estate.

Therefore, this timely and topical special issue investigates the increasing impact and implications of ESG provisions and restrictions on the pricing of property assets and the investment strategy therewith. The aim is to examine how the challenges of climate change mitigation will impact upon the property market around the world.

List of topics

The Journal of Property Investment & Finance (JPIF) is happy to announce a special issue on the real estate investment and valuation implications of The importance of ESG and its impact on property investment, pricing and valuations.

Suggested areas are:

  • Evolution of ESG in property investment markets

  • Investment priorities and ESG

  • Real Estate investment strategies for ESG

  • Implications of ESG on market pricing

  • ESG investment and market pricing

  • Strategies for Zero Carbon Real Estate and portfolios

  • Market pricing for Zero Carbon Real Estate

  • Innovations and opportunities for Real Estate ESG implementation

  • Valuation of ESG

This list is not exhaustive and interested authors are encouraged to contact the guest editor with alternative proposals. The main exclusion will be any papers on housing policy and management.

Submission information and key dates

Please take note of the following requirements if you wish to have your paper considered for this special issue:

  • All papers must relate to Real Estate Investment & Finance

  • The content of the paper must conform to the terms of reference of the Journal of Property Investment & Finance

  • All papers submitted will be subject to the normal double blind refereeing process undertaken by the journal

  • Submitted papers must not be under review by any other journal

  • Articles must be analytic and rigorous, not merely descriptive. 

Please submit your papers direct via the journal’s ScholarOne website

Please indicate on the submission menu that your paper is for the The importance of ESG and its impact on property investment, pricing and valuation special issue.  

Full author guidelines and instructions on how to submit can be found on the journal webpage.