Corporate Responsibility Adding Value Across Our Portfolios


Environmentally Responsible Investing

AEW is committed to a vision of prudent property stewardship with the goal to enhance the sustainability measures of its commercial property investments. AEW has instituted a systematic approach to improve the operating metrics of its investments by incorporating ESG elements - environmental, social and governance- into its asset analyses.

This commitment is embodied in an environmental policy which seeks to:

  • 01 Reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions and water usage through conscientious management and innovative practices.
  • 02 Create healthy work environments that stimulate productivity and promote the sustainable communities in which they reside.
  • 03 Raise awareness by communicating our sound environmental practices to employees, partners, investors and tenants.
  • 04 Minimize risk and lower operating expenses to increase the efficiency and long-term value of our properties.


ESG Across Our Portfolios

Each day, AEW strives to raise the bar for improving the environmental performance of its portfolios. Today, we are proud to say a number of our assets have obtained certifications including: LEED Gold; LEED Silver; LEED Certified; National Green Building Standard (NGBC); CalGreen; Energy Star; and Green Globe.



The AEW Workplace

AEW is diligent about providing a healthy work environment for its employees. As a result, its North American headquarters at Two Seaport Lane in Boston, Massachusetts has met the rigorous standards of the International Well Building Institute and has earned its prestigious WELL Certification. The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based certification that marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based scientific research offering building performance that meets a high-level of quality in air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, comfort and mind.   

Corporate Citizenship




As a responsible corporate citizen, AEW has long-supported the needs of the communities in which it works and operates. The AEW Charitable Giving Committee encourages its employees to bring forth local causes that are meaningful to them on a personal level or to their community-at-large. Targeted areas for financial support include those involving public education, the environment, health awareness and homelessness. Even more, AEW gives its employees the flexibility to personally volunteer during their work day at events organized by the firm. Some of the organizations in which AEW has been involved as a firm include: United Way, Boston Children's Hospital, YMCA, Best Buddies, Aids Action Committee and Mass Housing, SOS Children's Villages & Shelter Alliance.


AEW Sustainability Report

We invite you to take a moment to learn more about our ongoing efforts, partnerships and goals by reading our 2017 Sustainability Report. We will continue to promote this cause and work diligently to be a socially responsible corporate citizen.

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