At Hungerford Properties, Environmental Social Governance (“ESG”) is an integral part of our company culture. At Hungerford we refer to ESG as ESGI. The “I” in ESGI represents a weighted importance on “Indigenous” as Hungerford is Indigenous owned. Michael and Andrew Hungerford are by heritage Gwich’in and see immense opportunity to create meaningful projects that improve neighbourhoods, create jobs and provide economic and social benefits for Indigenous communities.

Our intention is to make continuous improvements over time with the goal of becoming an industry leader in ESGI practices. We continuously seek ways to integrate sustainability into our business practice and across our real estate portfolio. This has allowed us to grow responsibly and deliver value to both our stakeholders and environment.

Hungerford Properties values align with ESG principles including the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) and the Ten Principles of the United Nations’ Global Compact. Hungerford Properties ESGI Policy incorporates the Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI). Hungerford Properties also supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #92.

Our Objectives

  1. Engage in Benchmarking with our Peers.
  2. Be More Deliberate in Environmental and Social Aspects of Projects.
  3. Be Mindful of Social Equity, Diversity, Inclusions Issues Corporately and With Those We Work With.
  4. Stay Committed to and Invest in Good Governance.

Our Investments

We strive to invest, manage and develop properties that are more sustainable for the future. We are continuously pursuing innovative ways, initiatives, and technology to reduce our environmental footprint across all our projects.

Our People, Our Workplace

Our overarching goal is to create diversified legacy inspired real estate investments which serve our stakeholders. Our stakeholders are recognized as our people, investors, tenants, brokers, and homebuyers. We want to create a vibrant and safe work environment, a thriving culture and a high level of job satisfaction around four cultural norms: Results, Collaboration, People Engagement and Accountability.

Our Community

We have a long tradition of community service and charitable contributions, and it has inspired company giving in a variety of ways. We have been involved with numerous non-profit organizations throughout the Lower Mainland including Vancouver Food Bank, Atira Women’s Resource Society, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, Surrey Christmas Bureau, YWCA Presents of Peace, and the Aboriginal Mother Centre Society.

"We are a people driven business.
They are the heart of all we do."

Andrew Hungerford, Partner

Leadership Commitments

2021 Commitments Achieved

  • Participated in the 2021 GRESB Benchmark for HPWC Fund II
  • Respectful Workplace Workshop Delivered
  • Introductory Indigenous Training Delivered
  • Conducted Annual Employee Engagement Survey
  • Established ESGI Committee and Senior Decision Maker
  • Formalized and updated ESGI Policies across the organization

2022 Commitments In Progress

  • Participate in the 2022 GRESB Benchmark for HPWC Fund II
  • Conduct Annual Employee Engagement Survey
  • Implement Paid Volunteer Time Target of 200 total hours
  • Unconscious Bias Training
  • Establish Flexible Workplace Hybrid Policy
  • Identify and Deliver Environmental Training
  • Establish and Track Diversity and Inclusion Metrics.
  • Incorporate ESGI Goals within 2023 Annual Business Planning.
  • Enhance Corporate Office recycling/waste/paperless protocols
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