“We take the 1.5-degree target in the Paris agreement very seriously,” says Elin Hauge, Chief Commercial Officer at MIRIS. “Everything we do, create and develop must be in line with this goal. Our vision is to develop buildings that produce more energy than they use,” she says.
Traditionally, there has been little transparency around investments in unlisted companies, especially in real estate. At the same time, investors are increasingly demanding that sustainability be documented. A new, green framework, assessed and recognised by the CICERO Centre for Climate Research, will guide the investments made by technology company MIRIS in the future.
Will set the standard
CICERO is the world’s largest provider of independent assessments of green bonds and has built up considerable expertise in green investments in recent years.
“The fact that CICERO recognises our work on sustainable investment matters a lot,” says Elin Hauge. “Our green framework will serve as a guideline and set the standard for who we will work with in the future. For us, this means in practice that everything we do is systematically designed to support this,” she says.
Hauge recently took up the role of Chief Commercial Officer at MIRIS, and has over 20 years of experience in digital business development. She says that the phase MIRIS is now entering is focused on commercialisation and scaling of the company.
“With innovative technology and solutions for increasing energy efficiency, MIRIS intends to transform a conservative real estate industry. Now we’re setting a new direction and at the same time strengthening management, with Julie Tretteteig as new CFO. As a technology company, we’re proud that more than half of our senior management are now women,” says Hauge.
More transparency and better documentation in the real estate industry
The core business of MIRIS will continue to focus on real estate projects, technologies, and solutions that directly or indirectly contribute to making buildings more energy positive. Provided that the projects can comply with the green framework, it will provide documentation that the solutions are sustainable.
“We know that almost 40 percent of the world’s energy consumption is related to lighting, heating and cooling of buildings. It’s important and possible to reduce this figure,” says Hauge.