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The E in ESG for Office Occupiers

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Colliers' experts recommend best practices for office occupiers to review and reduce their carbon footprints end-to-end.

Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) is evolving and is more important now than ever for businesses across many markets in Asia Pacific.

The aftermath of COVID-19 has put sustainability at the forefront of the news agenda and has become a key focus for occupiers and investors. A mixture of public and private sector pressure continues to drive action around sustainability targets:

  • Government pledges
    Commitment to reach Net Zero
  • Green Finance
    Setting the right sustainability targets
  • Corporate occupiers
    The path to becoming ‘carbon negative’

What can Office Occupiers do to help?

Occupiers are now starting to review their carbon footprints end-to-end. How can office tenants reduce their CO2 footprint during their tenancy occupation lifecycle?

  • Portfolio / Flex strategy
  • Transport connectivity
  • Green leasing
  • Green review
  • Green certification
During occupation
  • Up to 80% of a building’s energy usage is HVAC related
  • Save money and energy
  • Converse energy consumption
  • Go green
  • Benchmark and measure your carbon building footprint

Download the the checklist below for recommendations from our sustainability experts across Asia Pacific, and look out for our upcoming series highlighting ESG recommendations for occupiers.

Contact our experts Lisa Hinde and David Berger to help you achieve your ESG goals for the future of your business.

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The E in ESG for Office Occupiers

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Lisa Hinde

National Director, Head of Sustainability | Real Estate Management Services

Real Estate Management Services


Lisa is Head of Sustainability at Colliers for the Real Estate Management Services (REMS) team and her key focus is developing long term sustainability, health and wellbeing strategies to support her colleagues and Clients' ambitions.

This involves integrated planning and management of new and existing asset performance using industry best practice. She builds strategies by drawing on her extensive experience with sustainability, health and wellbeing tools such as Green Star, the WELL Building standard, Climate Active (net zero / carbon neutral) and Circular Economy principles. Her work is globally recognised as enabling scalable solutions to complex challenges in the built environment.

As well as leading the REMS sustainability team for Australia, Lisa supports Colliers Global ESG committee through her role on the steering committee for Asia Pacific and leading the Environmental pillar regionally.  This role supports Colliers long term strategy to develop and execute a robust ESG program including committments to Science Based Targets Initiative and achieving net zero status by 2030.   

As a natural collaborator, she has a keen interest in developing practical strategies to assist with a streamlined application of sustainability initiatives, translating executive goals into hands on implementation.

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David Berger

Sustainability Manager

Advisory & Consulting


David is a Sustainability Manager for the Real Estate Management Services (REMS) team in Singapore where he is focused on implementing ESG initiatives across the built environment. 

David has over a decade of experience improving building performance through innovative energy efficiency and sustainability solutions. He believes that buildings should be efficient, healthy, comfortable, and accessible for all stakeholders. David has expertise in conducting energy audits across building typologies, performing building-related research, working with certification programs, assessing technical solutions, and creating sustainability plans.

While ESG issues may seem intimidating, David believes they represent key opportunities to improving the operations, performance, and health of buildings and organisations.

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