Institutional real estate investors across the globe are implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles as part of their overall investment approach, as they embrace the credo of “doing well by doing good.”
ESG Means Business, Winter 2022 is a special report published by Institutional Real Estate, Inc. in cooperation with GRESB, and is a follow-up to ESG Means Business, Spring 2021, a special report published last February. This new, free, 32-page report focuses on decarbonization strategies in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.
According to the latest published report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Paris Agreement targets of limiting global warming to 1.5°C to 2.0°C this century will be beyond reach unless there are deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions right away. The challenge for commercial real estate owners and operators is how to map out effective pathways to achieve those goals, while still optimizing returns for investors. ESG Means Business looks at these challenges — and investors’ strategies and advances — as well as three ESG themes that have dominated the industry’s forward focus: climate, COVID and carbon.