ESG is a business imperative in real estate

It is also a major driver in the global capital markets

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Group of coworkers in discussion in office lobby With the changing political tide, increased investor demand and consumer pressure, and a focus around employee wellness, there is increasing interest in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) practices. These practices can range from swapping out incandescent bulbs for LED lighting in office buildings to reducing emissions from manufacturing operations, and improving workforce diversity and enhancing labor safety.

This article looks at the evolution of ESG practices, standards and guidelines, and provides a snapshot of today’s ESG market with a focus on the real estate sector. With ESG gaining momentum in recent years, it is increasingly important to know how your organization compares to leaders in the field.

Download our report for further understanding of the trajectory of ESG practices.


Greg RossGreg Ross
National Managing Partner
Construction & Real Estate
Grant Thornton LLP
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Marjorie Whittaker Marjorie Whittaker
Managing Director, Audit Services
Grant Thornton LLP
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Zlatin Gamishev Zlatin (Z) Gamishev
Senior Manager, Audit
Grant Thornton LLP
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