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Urban Partners calls on industry to radically change investment approach
Urban Partners, a new group of new investment verticals, has called on the real estate and urban investment industry to radically change its approach to investment and how returns are measured to recognize the complexity of urban ecosystems.
“The launch of Urban Partners represents a new investment thesis and a new level of ambition,” said Claus Mathisen, CEO of Urban Partners, at the launch of the new platform. “Only by taking an integrated approach, bringing together expertise from real estate, private capital and credit, will we be able to address the complex challenges of decarbonization, affordability, health, biodiversity, urban efficiency and infrastructure that cities face. No one can solve these challenges alone. We urge our peers to follow our lead.”
Cities consume most of the world’s resources, generate most global emissions and are home to half the world's population. But the interests of investors have often failed to align with the leadership an