S2 Partnership Publishes Thought Piece on the Business Case for ESG, for the GRESB Insights 2019 Series
S2 Partnership’s Environmental Consultant, Sam Benson, has produced an article for GRESB members assessing the business case for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG); which has been published on the GRESB website.
The article analyses the importance of the three main factors – Environmental, Social and Governance – associated with sustainability and the ethical impact of an organisation, and the effect that this has on investment. Those involved in investment decision-making are most likely to engage with ESG if they can see how aspects impact them and how taking action will lead to tangible benefits. This is largely influenced by the availability of good quality, transparent data and deploying bespoke real estate technology, such as RiskWise, can be a very cost-effective way of demonstrating ESG commitment to investors and shareholders.
Those organisations that integrate ESG into their core business strategy may be in a position to capitalise on better investment opportunities. In addition, by implementing measures to improve environmental performance – such as developing zero carbon buildings – this offers an opportunity to not only eliminate GHG emissions but also to reduce operating costs and achieve positive returns.
To read the full article, please visit the GRESB Insights Page.
As a GRESB Premier Partner, S2 Partnership works with clients worldwide, implementing RiskWise and undertaking risk assessments and providing environmental support and consultancy. S2 assists organisations with portfolio risk management to help meet GRESB objectives, and driving continued environmental, social and governance performance improvements. To find out how RiskWise can help your organisation, please contact us.