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ESG real estate insights

Global perspectives on sustainability and climate

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are at the top of the agenda in the real estate industry and are here to stay.  Market participants, governments, and the wider public demand effective corporate action and the real estate industry needs to proactively address ESG topics from all dimensions.

The impact on real estate players is significant, with impacts from regulatory,  tax,  strategic planning, operations, valuation, data management and more. This series will offer insights from Deloitte member firms around the world and look at ways which real estate firms may want to consider managing ESG programs for results.

We hope you find this series insightful and we would be happy to discuss what impact these topics may have in your organization.

Governance in the real estate sector: addressing the G in ESG

Real estate firms are experiencing increased stakeholder pressure to address environmental, social, and governance issues. But when it comes to the governance component of ESG management, real estate companies face a number of unique challenges. Firms must work to strike a balance between stakeholder expectations and business objectives. This article explores a framework for helping to manage the complexities.

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How can ESG be profitable for real estate?

Despite increasing evidence on the benefits of ESG, real estate companies continue to take a passive approach focused on risk mitigation. Deloitte Canada recent survey shows how owners lag in giving strategic importance to ESG, even as tenants demand more ESG insights and services and are willing to pay. In this article, we discuss how ESG brings an opportunity to generate new revenue that can directly improve the profitability from ESG initiatives, making a stronger business case for commercial real estate owners and developers.

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