James Fisher Business Development Manager - Real Estate


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BRE are the owners and operators of BREEAM, the world’s leading environment and sustainability assessment method for the built environment. Through a robust and holistic sustainability assessment, BREEAM provides verified environmental, social and economic performance data for built assets. By certifying to BREEAM, asset owners and users can be assured their buildings are better performing and more sustainable. BREEAM certification supports built environment ESG strategies throughout the building lifecycle at both asset and portfolio level. Through benchmarking and assurance BREEAM is a tool that delivers a more sustainable built environment all around the world. For over 30 years BREEAM has successfully driven and reported on built environment sustainability in over 89 countries.

BRE are also the owners and operators of CEEQUAL, an evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects.

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GRESB Involvement

James Fisher, Business Development Manager for Real Estate, sits on the Benchmarking committee for Real Estate. 4 years in EMEA region.
Jonathan Elms, Senior Consultant Technical Services and Publications, sits on the Benchmarking committee for Infrastructure. 2 years in EMEA region.
Ongoing collaboration between BRE China and GRESB Asia. 
Ongoing collaboration on BREEAM Awards with GRESB and BREEAM jointly awarding 3 awards.

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  • Articles Going beyond green why social impact is key to sustainability

    Going beyond “green” – why social impact is key to sustainability

    The grouping of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is not an accident – these broad categories highlight the major risk and opportunity areas for a company seeking to be profitable over the long term. Seeing the investment to manage environmental risks through a social lens provides an opportunity to shift from a risk focus to one of opportunity, driving the most value from the investment and ultimately increasing the possibility of having a successful transition.

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    What does the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) mean for construction?

    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. International Emission Policy  Europe is taking policy action as it works to achieve its climate change commitments for carbon neutrality by 2050. […]

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