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Cities are Driving Innovations in ESG Policy

16 May 2022
by Jillian Unprecedented urban development has put increasing pressure on cities to develop sustainable growth strategies. Already, cities account for 75% of global carbon emissions and with urban populations set to double […]

Utilising BREEAM In-Use to track and mitigate sustainability risks

07 April 2022
by Benjamin Watkins, Senior ESG Strategy and Reporting Consultant & Business Unit Lead The need to identify, track and mitigate sustainability risks, from asset through to portfolio level, has continuously […]

Towards Net Zero: Why the US Industrial Sector is Adopting BREEAM

18 March 2022
by Peter Howle, Senior Sustainability and Energy Consultant There are two numbers every real estate professional should know about climate change: the first is 11.7 billion, the second is zero. 11.7 […]

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – the European Commission publishes its revision proposal

07 January 2022
On 15 December 2021, the European Commission published its proposal for a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The main objective behind the review is to align […]

COP26: outcomes and implications for sustainable real estate investment

16 December 2021
by Patrick Rogers & Agathe Kuhn  Running over a two-week period in Glasgow from (31st October to 12th November), the annual United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) is a […]

UK government announces formal plans to introduce legislation requiring companies and financial institutions to make mandatory climate-related disclosure

17 November 2021
by Ding Li, Agathe Kuhn and Olivia O’Brien The countries least responsible for the climate crisis have to a great degree been hit hardest by its worsening impacts. This is […]

Scope 3: The Main Challenge In Carbon Footprint

27 September 2021
As the need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions becomes increasingly urgent, understanding the sources of these emissions is crucial. By understanding the carbon footprint of an asset or a […]

ESG metrics in real estate

27 September 2021
By Anneli Tostar “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Most sustainability professionals have heard this adage enough times to repeat it in our sleep (and possibly illicit an eye […]

IPCC: climate scientists sound the alarm about irreversible climate effects

09 August 2021
“The Sixth Assessment Report (Working Group I) by the International Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a harrowing testament to the unequivocal and irreversible damage that we have and […]

The case for ‘bounce-forward,’ climate-resilient infrastructure

16 July 2021
Carson Smith The concept of resilience has been at the forefront of global discussions in recent years. The 100 Resilient Cities program (now the Resilient Cities Network) was launched in […]

Smart City, Intelligent Networks and Sustainable Cities: Possibility or Illusion?

16 July 2021
Clémentine Faron Urban growth is a major phenomenon of the Urbanocene1 era, which is taking place globally on an unprecedented scale, and whose effects on society and the environment are […]

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