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    How to Meet Investor Demands as ESG Scrutiny Intensifies

    Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance. ESG is under a microscope—and rightfully so. S&P Global states that sustainable bond issuance, including […]

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    GRESB wins “Best ESG Data & Benchmarking Specialists” award

    EU Business News has recently announced the winners of this year’s Benelux Enterprise Awards and we are honoured to communicate we have been nominated the 2021 Best ESG Data & Benchmarking Specialists. We strive to create a more sustainable world through reliable ESG information, standardized global benchmarks and collective action. EU Business News carefully evaluates […]

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    Transaction Management and the Transition to ‘Net-Zero’

    Ahead of COP26, due to take place in Glasgow this November, IPCC has released its most recent report on climate change. The report reaffirms it is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land, and that limiting human-induced global warming requires limiting cumulative carbon emissions, and reaching at least net zero carbon.

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    Zero carbon, a critical ESG challenge for the Real Estate sector

    Faced with ever-increasing pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the world is currently in a phase of global warming. The question is no longer how to avoid this trend, but how to curb it and adapt as well as possible. We’re also seeing more pressure from the market, where there’s a growing awareness of issues around ESG and an increasing focus on assets’ extra-financial value.

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    Different Guidelines, Different Definitions : Why We Need a Standardised Net Zero Carbon Certification Scheme for Real Estate Investors

    o limit global warming to 1.5°C, the world needs to be carbon neutral by 2050. Real estate investors are racing to capture the business opportunities and mitigate risks in the transition towards a zero-carbon economy. To date, 128 asset managers, representing approximately $43 trillion in assets under management (AUM), are committed to the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative and supporting the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner.

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    Carbon Neutrality

    Achieving carbon neutrality has become increasingly important in recent decades due to global community concerns over climate change. The destructive impacts of emissions, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), on climate change are widely accepted.

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    Material use and its impact on Carbon Neutrality

    According to the European Academies Science  Advisory Council (EASAC), in 2021, buildings will be responsible for 25% of the European greenhouse  emissions and for 40% of the European energy consumption. We must roll up our sleeves and work together to ensure a liveable future.  

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    Net-Zero: Where Are We Now?

    The newly released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), indicates that climate action is becoming increasingly urgent to avoid the most damaging impacts of climate change. Businesses play an important role in addressing climate change by reducing what are often significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their operations and value chain. 

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    The Race Against Time: Decarbonizing the Commercial Real Estate Industry

    aces another looming threat: a climate that’s warming even faster than we previously realized. A startling new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned of more extreme weather events to come as the temperature continues to rise. 

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