Sustainability

Downing is committed to a sustainable investment approach and a cleaner, greener future

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c.170,000 UK homes

equivalent annual electricity generated 

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c.230,000 tons 

of CO₂ avoided

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748 acres

 of land managed

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Over 120 million 

cubic metres of reservoir capacity

Sustainability at Downing

Actively identifying, considering, monitoring and managing ESG factors throughout the investment process and throughout the period of our ownership enables us to protect and create value for our investors and communities.

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People and communities

Understanding how people live, work and play across our portfolio is essential to understanding its impact. From the high standards that we expect in health and safety, to the care and education that we invest in, people and place are central to our investment case.

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Governance

Good governance starts with finding people you can trust. Our deep network of relationships across sectors enables us to source deals with trusted partners, then structure deals that align interests and protect and create value for our investors.

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Commitments and signatories

Downing is committed to a number of frameworks and principles linked to ESG: 

  • UN Principles for Responsible Investment
  • DORE was awarded the Green Economy Mark by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) when it listed in December 2020 and was designated an SFDR article 9 compliant fund in September 2021
  • September 2021, Downing was accepted as a signatory to the Financial Reporting Council's Stewardship Code 
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Latest insights and announcements

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Downing LLP and Raynham Estate agrees the sale of 550m3 per hour gas-to-grid anaerobic plant, Corbiere Renewables

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20 June 2022

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DORE targets £50m equity raise

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Downing LLP grows with £7.6 million care home development deal

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20 May 2022

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Downing LLP agrees £12.4 million property development loan with new client

18 May 2022

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Downing LLP agrees to acquire 30MW onshore wind farm in its first Finnish deal

17 May 2022

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DORE's Q1 Net Asset Value and Dividend Declaration

11 May 2022

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Downing LLP provides unique wholesale financing solution to Greenfield Mortgages

06 May 2022

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DORE acquires 18GWh hydropower portfolio and announces intention to raise

05 May 2022

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Stewards of our landscape

21 April 2022

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Downing LLP completes new property development and bridging loans totalling c.£10M

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Downing extends loan facility worth £30m for solar asset portfolio

06 April 2022

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Downing LLP completes sale of luxury hotel Dunkeld House

17 March 2022

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Building blocks for a green future: solar power

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Downing to accelerate its growth plans in specialist care with key hire

11 March 2022

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Downing partners with Ennoviga Solar Limited to deliver five solar sites for Northumbrian Water Limited

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Downing completes new property development and bridging loans totalling c.£20M

07 March 2022

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Property Outlook

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The compliance carbon markets are back, but it has consequences for the voluntary market!

07 February 2022

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Downing launches its first impact fund

04 February 2022

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DORE acquires first onshore wind farm

02 February 2022

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Fibre broadband: connecting the nation’s remote populations

19 January 2022

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Downing LLP completes c£9M development deal for new family homes in Buckinghamshire

11 January 2022

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Downing LLP completes development and bridging deals totalling c£20M in November 2021

21 December 2021

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DORE is one year old!

13 December 2021

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Building a brighter future

03 December 2021

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SDKA Receives Block Discounting Facility from Downing

30 November 2021

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COP 26 – Reliable, sustainable energy needs diversity

09 November 2021

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Much is being said about the demand in the UK property market, what about the supply?

09 November 2021

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Downing LLP completes property and bridging loans totalling c£18M during late summer 2021

11 October 2021

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Downing LLP funds fibre broadband rollout across the UK

06 October 2021

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DORE Proposed Equity Raise up to c.£25 million

29 September 2021

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Downing partners with Spaghetti Bridge Ltd to build leading UK Special Educational Needs Platform

29 September 2021

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Downing LLP and Pollen Street Capital announce Birmingham development deals totalling £20M

15 September 2021

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Downing selected as finalists for HealthInvestor and LaingBuisson 2021 Awards

10 September 2021

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DORE Dividend Declaration and Increased Dividend Target

02 September 2021

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DORE half-year results announced

02 September 2021

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Downing LLP completes two property loans totalling c£8M for Oxford and Norfolk developments

25 August 2021

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Downing announces new appointments and opening of Swedish energy & infrastructure office

19 August 2021

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Downing Renewables and Infrastructure Trust – Ahead of expectations

17 August 2021

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Downing LLP Energy & Infrastructure team announces new Development Company

12 August 2021

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The importance of solar sheep

15 June 2021

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First Day of Dealings on AIM for Arecor

04 June 2021

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Resident bees move into their new home at Downing solar sites

25 March 2021

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DORE acquires portfolio of UK solar assets for GBP 42 million

22 March 2021

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Downing wins ancillary contracts and discusses why flexible energy is vital in the success of a net-zero future

16 March 2021

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Downing LLP and Pollen Street Capital announce £24m deal for student accommodation development

08 March 2021

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The time to put the spotlight on Healthcare is now

01 March 2021

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DORE announces net asset value update

26 February 2021

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Downing LLP invests in a greener future with landmark deal

22 February 2021

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DORE completes on first acquisition

02 February 2021

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Haydock Finance Receives Block Discounting Facility from Downing

18 January 2021

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Bagnall signs share purchase agreement for 100MW Swedish wind farm construction project

15 January 2021

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Downing acquires portfolio of five Norwegian operational hydropower plants

14 January 2021

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Downing exits anaerobic digestion plant that powers RAF Marham

13 January 2021

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DORE acquires first investment since IPO

21 December 2020

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"The transaction that sums up 2020" - DORE in Financial Times

11 December 2020

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Downing LLP and Pollen Street Capital unveil real estate funding partnership

10 December 2020

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DORE raises £122.5 million

04 December 2020

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Downing on Sky News: Tom Williams discusses the future of renewables

30 November 2020

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Downing LLP Energy & Infrastructure is undertaking carbon life cycle assessments to understand and reduce emissions throughout the asset lifecycle

22 November 2020

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Downing LLP supports Arsenal Football Club as the Premier League club joins UN climate action plan

18 November 2020

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Prospectus for Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust published

12 November 2020

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British man born without hand gets real life ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Bionic arm

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Downing Ventures Participates in $50m Series C Funding Round to Advance Clinical Genomic Analysis Software and Data Platform

09 November 2020

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Downing Enters Exclusivity Agreement to Acquire 100MW Swedish Wind Farm

06 November 2020

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New Downing Trust Announces Intention-To-Float

02 November 2020

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Asset Management team successfully contributes to National Grid service set up during pandemic

31 October 2020

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The Future of Commercial PPAs in the Unsubsidised World of Renewables

22 October 2020

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Downing Wins Private Equity Investor of the Year at HealthInvestor UK Awards 2020

16 October 2020

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Henrik Dahlström Appointed as Nordic Lead for Downing Energy & Infrastructure

21 September 2020

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Downing LLP selected as Finalist at upcoming LaingBuisson Awards 2020

14 September 2020

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Downing Ventures Invests £1.5m in A.I. Company That Prevents Cardiovascular Disease

14 September 2020

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Energy & infrastructure team acquire solar asset, Carrow Solar

03 February 2020

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Investment manager Downing exits two hydro projects following a total of £20m investment in the sector

13 January 2020

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Downing-backed Pivot Power acquired by EDF Renewables UK

04 November 2019

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Investment manager Downing exits sixth hydro project

10 October 2019

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Downing Development Finance commits £100M funding for SME developers in under two years

30 August 2019

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Downing appoints Tom Moore as Head of Asset Management

25 June 2019

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Downing welcomes six senior hires

21 June 2019

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Downing appoints new Investment Director to its property finance team

18 June 2019

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What's the key to applying for construction project finance? It's all in the detail.

12 June 2019

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Downing FOUR VCT Healthcare Share Class open for tax year-end investments

14 March 2019

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Downing makes two appointments to its property finance team

11 March 2019

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Downing appoints new investment director to its healthcare investment team

01 March 2019

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Finalist for 'Private Equity Investor of the Year' at HealthInvestor UK Awards 2019

22 February 2019

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Downing exits five hydro projects following £20m investment in the sector

21 January 2019

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Downing LLP closes its first dedicated institutional fund for infrastructure projects

20 December 2018

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Reserve power: why smaller is better

27 November 2018

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Downing LLP partners with Pivot Power to launch battery storage system for Arsenal Football Club

26 November 2018

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Downing LLP and Pivot Power partnership announces £25 million grid-scale battery and EV charging hub site in Carlisle

31 October 2018

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Downing LLP makes two appointments to its energy and infrastructure investment team

27 September 2018

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Downing Crowd launches property bond to help tackle lack of finance for SME developers

20 August 2018

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Downing Exits Solar Project

31 July 2018

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Downing LLP appoints new Partner in its development capital investment team

25 July 2018

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Downing sells £36 million AD portfolio to John Laing Environmental Assets Group

19 July 2018

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Downing LLP appoints new partner to its energy & infrastructure team

09 July 2018

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The opportunities and challenges of investing in Indian solar

21 June 2018

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Investment manager Downing exits five care homes following £65 million investment

31 May 2018

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Downing LLP announces partnership for £1.6 billion UK electric vehicle charging and grid-connected battery network

14 May 2018

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Contact us

If you are an institutional investor or adviser, please email Oren Laufer oren.laufer@downing.co.uk or call us on 020 3954 9905