Here is a summary of the memberships we currently hold and the frameworks, commitments, standards, and regulatory authorities we adhere to:
Frameworks and Commitments
We recognize and prioritize the significance and strategic advantages of being part of industry associations, national and international organisations, and other relevant bodies.
The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implementing universal sustainability principles and supporting UN goals. By joining, our ambition is to align our strategies and operations with principles on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, while taking actions that advance societal goals. Niam became participant in 2017.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are a voluntary set of investment principles that promote the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into investment practices. Niam became a signatory of the PRI in 2016.
Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark. GRESB is a global ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure. It assesses the sustainability performance of real asset investments based on material issues identified by investors and the industry.
International Organization for Standardization. ISO is an independent international organization with 168 national standards bodies as members. It facilitates collaboration among experts to create voluntary, market-relevant International Standards that supports innovation and address global challenges.
INREV - The European Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles
INREV is Europe's top knowledge-sharing platform for the non-listed real estate industry. It aims to enhance transparency, professionalism, and best practices in the sector, thereby increasing its appeal and accessibility to investors.
AIFMD - Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is a European Union regulation that applies to alternative investments. The directive sets standards for marketing around raising private capital, remuneration policies, risk monitoring and reporting, as well as overall accountability.
FI - Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority
The Financial Institution (FI) is a government authority responsible for monitoring the financial market, aiming to foster a stable financial system that supports sustainable development and ensures consumer protection.
The “Diversity in Action” Initiative of Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA)
The ILPA Diversity in Action initiative unites limited partners and general partners committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in private equity. It aims to inspire market participants to embark on a journey of diversity and inclusion, building momentum in adopting specific actions that promote DEI progressively.
Brilliant assists organisations in measuring employee engagement and customer experience. They enhance employee engagement, develop leadership capabilities, and reinforce employer branding. Niam utilizes Brilliant's solution for conducting employee surveys.
Environmental certification of buildings
Many of Niam´s properties are certified according to the below certification systems:
BREEAM is a widely used environmental assessment and certification system for buildings. BREEAM-SE is its adaptation for Swedish conditions. It certifies newly constructed buildings based on energy usage, indoor climate, water management, and waste handling. Stringent requirements encompass biodiversity, construction materials, and energy efficiency. Innovative technical solutions in the building can earn additional points.
LEED is a globally recognized assessment system, partnered with the Sweden Green Building Council. It offers various certifications, from individual residences to entire cities, awarded at four levels: certified, silver, gold, and platinum.
Miljöbyggnad is a Swedish system for environmental certification of buildings. The system is owned and developed by the Sweden Green Building Council, which also issues the certifications. Miljöbyggnad has three levels: bronze, silver, and gold.
German Sustainable Building Council: DGNB
DGNB, the German Sustainable Building Council, is a non-profit organisation. Since its establishment in 2007, DGNB has focused on creating liveable buildings and urban districts with a clear commitment to sustainability. Their mission is to drive change in the building and property market by fostering an understanding of quality as the basis for responsible and sustainable practices.
Nordic Swan Ecolabel
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is a Type 1 Ecolabel adhering to ISO 14024 standards. Its product-specific criteria are determined through life cycle assessments, covering the entire life cycle and relevant environmental aspects. Type 1 Ecolabels have stringent, absolute requirements.