Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is ESR doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 42

ESR’s score of 42 indicates a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would demonstrate a stronger commitment to lowering their carbon intensity and enhancing their environmental performance.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

ESR operates within the real estate sector, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

The company’s sustainability efforts are not clearly defined due to the unknown Energy Sustainability Rating (ESR). Being located in Western Australia, the regional carbon intensity impacts the company’s carbon footprint, potentially affecting its sustainability performance.

...this company is doing 12.19% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 2016, ESR is headquartered on Hong Kong Island and operates as a leading entity in the real estate sector within the Asia-Pacific region. As APAC’s largest real asset manager, ESR boasts an impressive $140.2 billion in assets under management, offering investment solutions and development opportunities across various markets. The company is recognized for its sustainable practices and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, contributing significantly to the region’s economic growth.

Good news, ESR has made solid SBTi commitments

ESR has pledged to align its operations and strategies with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment means the company is taking actionable steps to contribute to limiting global warming in accordance with the latest climate science.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

The company should consider implementing green procurement policies to source low-carbon energy and services, which could potentially reduce their emissions by 30%.

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Our methodology

Read about our emission calculation methodologies, and what the DitchCarbon Score means.