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ESG at a tipping point | October 2021

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ESG is no longer an option, it’s a ‘must have’

The deployment of new regulations in Europe concerning the treatment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment and corporate decision-making has reached a tipping point. We have seen investors and major corporates gradually embed a complexity of ESG related guidance, frameworks and benchmarks into their business operations over the last 20 years - particularly the last five.

The global drive to advance sustainability is creating considerable uncertainty in the investment market for real estate, according to our new report ‘ESG: A Tipping Point’. It points to an urgent need for policy makers to agree on pragmatic, actionable targets that will support the creation of clear, consistent technical standards and benchmarks enabling reallocation of both capital and skills as investors rush to factor new ESG realities into decision-making. In the report we estimate some €7 trillion may be needed to retrofit buildings in Europe to comply with emerging ESG requirements. Download the full report below.

ESG at a tipping point | October 2021

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