Thought leadership for real estate: Sustainability

The real estate industry is uniquely positioned to raise awareness of sustainability across the local and global economy.

With a renewed focus on investment processes, management of assets, the relationship between owners and investment managers, the real estate sector must now reconsider its strategy, activities, and investments.

Environmental and social building models impact today’s real estate transactions and environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations must be embedded into portfolio exposure and asset allocation decisions. Regulatory pressure is rising in the Real Estate ecosystem, with issues increasing in complexity. And in response to shifting expectations from markets and consumer preferences and behaviors, real estate organizations are expected to invest capital in ways that consider the need to preserve the natural environment and advance society’s long-term interests. Green targets and environmental policies have far-reaching impact and the demand for “green space” is on the rise.

As a result, real estate organizations need to define a solid ESG strategy, identify sustainable financing opportunities, and include and advance sustainability policies into processes, among other sustainability focused efforts. As with every corporate organization, the real estate sector is expected to maximize the positive environmental and social impacts of their operations and investments.

Phuong Gomard

The real estate industry, like everybody else, needs to try to find how to satisfy new criteria so it continuously receives the capital it needs to grow, and develop and sustain itself.

Phuong Gomard Principal, Sustainable Finance Practice Leader

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The SEC’s Proposed Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures and Emissions

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