Market Insight: What Does ESG Mean For Real Estate Executives?
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Corporate ESG initiatives are proliferating through organizational operations, touching on all departments and job functions. Buildings represent a significant proportion of corporate emissions, and influence employee health and wellbeing, making them a key factor in corporate ESG performance. Optimal management of a firm’s building portfolio is therefore a major lever in the delivery of sustainability and net zero targets – a task lying at the feet of real estate executives. This report assesses the level of impact that ESG is having on real estate executive priorities and job functions. The analysis finds that ESG is pushing real estate executives to reshape their initiatives, develop new skills and engage a wider range of stakeholders to support corporate objectives.
Table of contentsESG Is Barging Its Way Onto Executive Agendas
Real Estate Executives Are Fundamental To The Delivery Of ESG Strategies
ESG Adds Additional Actions And Priorities For Real Estate Teams
Meeting ESG Ambitions Will Require Real Estate Executives To Redefine Roles, Missions And Skills
Table of figuresFigure 1. Real Estate Executives’ Involvement In ESG Strategies
Figure 2. Real Estate Teams Are Ramping Up Their Efforts Around ESG Initiatives
Figure 3. Sustainability And ESG Drivers Affecting Real Estate Strategies Over The Coming Year