Verdantix North America Commercial Landlord Survey 2021: ESG Strategies
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This report analyses the factors driving commercial landlord engagement with the ESG agenda and the focal point of their ESG spending over the next three years. It draws on our recent interviews with 50 owner-operator landlords with office and mixed portfolios conducted between August and September 2021. The survey shows that ESG is quickly rising to become a key priority and a driver of investment practices for commercial landlords. In the next 12 months, landlords will focus investment on building certifications and enhancing carbon targets. Over the longer term, commercial landlords will extend investment across stakeholder ESG reporting and enhance due diligence to processes by incorporating climate change criteria. Commercial landlords should use this report to benchmark their ESG strategies and keep track of fast-evolving sustainability programmes.
Table of contentsCommercial Landlord Interest In ESG Intensifies Over The Past 12 Months
Commercial Landlord ESG Strategies Are Being Driven by Investor Pressure, Risk Management And Tightening Regulations
Building Certifications And Enhancing Carbon Targets Will Be A Focus For The Next 12 Months
ESG Investor Reporting And Due Diligence Processes Set For Expenditure Increases In The Longer Term
Table of figuresFigure 1. Factors Driving Commercial Landlords To Enhance The ESG Performance Of Their Real Estate
Figure 2. Commercial Landlords’ Investment Plans Across Eight Sustainability Initiatives
Figure 3. Lease Structures Offered By Commercial Landlords
Organisations mentionedAccuvio, ask Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Blackstone, BREEAM, Carleton University, CBRE, Crown Realty Partners, Deepki, Envizi, Fitwel, Goby, GRESB, JLL, Kilroy Realty, LEED, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Measurabl, Newmark, Nuveen Real Estate, Ontario Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce, Oxford Properties, Prologis, Refined Data, UL, US National Climate Assessment, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), WELL
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