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Within the last two decades climate change has moved into the centre of societal discourse, new legislation and economic decision-making. The shift is reflected in the investment decisions of institutional investors. One of the ways in which an environmental awareness manifests itself is the analysis of life cycles of real estate investments by applying so-called ESG criteria.

By definition, the “Environment Social Governance” transcends the aspect of environmental compatibility to include in its assessment additional sustainability aspects such as the principles of good governance, employee as well as tenant satisfaction and contributions to neighbourhood and urban development. With this in mind, DLE Deutsche Landentwicklung has given its sustainability strategy a comprehensive angle and acts as sponsor of social and environmentally oriented projects, for instance.

At the moment, we support the EBS University in Wiesbaden and Oestrich-Winkel, the Internet portal materialrest24.de and the start-up company madeofair.

EBS European Business School

The EBS European Business School with campuses in Wiesbaden and Oestrich-Winkel is Germany’s oldest private university. Its research and teaching activities engage an economic and societal environment that is characterised by constant change. EBS students receive an education that is simultaneously practical, scientifically sound and internationally oriented, enabling them to assume leadership tasks and social responsibility in an environment defined by volatility. Along these lines, the EBS chair for real estate economics that is sponsored by DLE Deutsche Landentwicklung dedicates itself primarily to the analysis of regional data and market developments.

made of air

Extracting carbon from the air and to convert it into liquid or solid materials used to be the exclusive domain of mother nature. The start-up company madeofair has developed a universally usable and highly malleable material that can absorb carbon dioxide from our atomic sphere and convert it into carbon to be used in a variety of ways. The founders would like to make the material economically available for a large spectrum of uses and turn it into a sustainable contribution to climate protection through large-scale CO2 absorption from the air. DLE Deutsche Landentwicklung supports this commitment and the efforts toward achieving market maturity for the project, the production and deployment options of the carbon reducing material.



Building sustainably means not least to be frugal in the use of commodities and resources. Even the purchasing of sustainable materials can be difficult. Materials are sometimes only available in large bundles - and these quantities are often not needed. Due to the ever-increasing variety and individuality of building products, remaining building products often cannot be reused in follow-up orders. With their demand satisfied and their storage capacities limited, many companies simply discard excess supplies that other companies could still put to good use. The objective of materialrest24 is to create the option of trading residual building supplies and to make it an efficient part of the daily routines of tradesmen. 2018 the project was already cited with the German Award for outstanding innovations that are of service to the trades.

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