Navigating the ESG Landscape
By Lisette va Doorn, ULI Europe
By demystifying the maze of regulations, standards and certifications, the Mapping ESG report aims to help real estate organizations optimize their ESG paths and to accelerate change in the real estate industry’s path to net zero.
Over the past two decades, it has become increasingly clear that the built environment has a crucial role to play in addressing some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. As a result, the concept of ESG has firmly entered mainstream conversations and the real estate sector has started to develop its own definitions, criteria and methods to assess performance — first at an asset level, later expanding to cover full portfolios or organizations. Regulators have also started catching up, gradually increasing their expectations and requirements around sustainability.