Sustainability

Committed to Responsible and Ethical Business Practices

EverWest is committed to responsible and ethical business practices and management of relevant environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors that are consistent with our fiduciary duties.  As an investor-focused, real estate investment, development and management company, EverWest has formed the ESG and DEI committees that oversee the company’s sustainability and corporate social efforts. 

Dedicated ESG Committee Members

Mike Gagne ESG Co-Chair 
Senior Vice President,
 Property management
Katie Bergen ESG Co-Chair
DE&I Chair 
Senior Director, Investor Relations and Capital Strategies

 
Mark Bigarel Executive Vice President, 
Head of Acquisitions

 
Krystal Arceneaux Executive Vice President
Head of Asset Management
Paul Andrews Executive Vice President
Chief Operating and Financial Officer

 
Environmental
  • Reduce energy use, water use, waste production, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Utilize ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® as a platform to monitor utility data 
  • Align with industry best practices
Social
  • Create a positive, inclusive, and supportive work environment, focused on employee career development
  • Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the company
Governance
  • Manage and guide our ESG priorities. Oversight provided by the EverWest ESG Committee
  • Ensure transparency to our investors on sustainability-related matters
  • Manage compliance program for EverWest’s ESG-related activities 
01
Launch
Q4 2019

EverWest formed a ESG committee and launched its sustainability program.

02
Measure
Q1/Q2 2020

Launched a utility data management platform across all the firm’s investment vehicles and created ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager accounts for all eligible buildings to track and monitor environmental performance.

03
Disclose
Q3 2020

EverWest made its first submission into the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for EverWest’s open-end fund.

04
Engage
Q4 2020

 

Formed the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee. Formalized EverWest’s ESG Policy and conducted tenant satisfaction surveys for EverWest’s open-end fund’s properties.