Danica Pension to initiate ‘nature-enhancing’ measures for its domestic real estate investments

Danica Pension has announced it is initiating nature-enhancing measures areas within its Danish real estate investments.

The aim is to provide better living conditions for animals and plants and contribute to improved quality of life and health for its tenants and local communities. It also said the initiative will help create attractive properties with good returns for pension customers.

"We believe that our properties become more attractive by creating better and more inviting green spaces, which can have a positive impact on health aspects. With holistic nature projects, we can also incorporate climate adaptation solutions to make properties more resilient to changing climate patterns. Ultimately, this will help to future-proof the value of the properties and the return to our pension customers," Danica Ejendomme CEO, Michael Nielsen, said.

"The global biodiversity crisis will not be solved in urban areas, but in large contiguous areas in the open countryside. But we can contribute to a better livelihood for animals and vegetation by increasing the variety of urban nature and creating green corridors in the landscape. Studies also show that when people live close to nature or green urban areas, they have a better quality of life and are less likely to develop stress or depression. We want to support this effect and is in line with Danica Pension's general ambition to help customers achieve better health."

As part of the plan, every year, nature-enhancing projects and measures will be initiated at between three and five existing properties and development projects, while other areas will continuously transition to a nature-enhancing operation.

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