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ESG: pathway towards a greener future

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Analysis of real estate industry approaches to carbon neutrality

Insights and recommendations:

With the concepts of sustainable development, emission reduction, and carbon neutrality becoming increasingly important, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) focused investment is an important tool to cope with the changing climate and ensure the implementation of sustainable development goals. As national policies increasingly emphasize the balance between economic development and sustainability, ESG is being increasingly adopted in corporate strategies. In addition, listed companies are being pushed for greater transparency in the preparation and disclosure of ESG-related reports.

With the introduction of peak-emissions and carbon neutrality goals, sustainable development has become one of China’s core polities. Both globally, and in China, ESG has become an essential part of corporate development. We recommend that enterprises build their own ESG strategies as early as possible and promote the implementation of ESG within all levels and all departments. For the real estate industry, which accounts for about half of the total carbon emissions*, investors, developers, operators and additional real estate industry professionals should actively explore how to introduce ESG strategies and management to improve the performance of their projects. Real estate enterprises should also actively respond to the green transition. With the assistance of professional consulting agencies, they should improve their ESG performance and promote the green transition with carbon emissions investigations, carbon asset management, carbon information disclosures and carbon emission management platforms. As a multi-national real estate consulting firm, Colliers has made ESG a cornerstone of its values and integrated it into all aspects of its strategy, investment and operations. Colliers has established a dedicated ESG committee to ensure that its experts and business lines around the world are guided and supervised by its best practices. For details, please refer to the Colliers 2021 Global Impact Report.


ESG: pathway towards a greener future

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