Tackling TCFD: Early Lessons in Climate Risk Disclosure

Recognizing the need to better understand and disclose risks associated with climate change, several industry initiatives have started to incorporate climate risk and resilience questions into reporting frameworks. In particular, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) seeks to stimulate market dialogue and increased transparency on climate-related risks by providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders.

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ESG Data Quality: The Foundation of an Impactful ESG Program

Successful ESG programs in commercial real estate often share one key characteristic with the assets they represent: a strong foundation. Just as a building requires proper framing and construction at its base to maintain stability, ESG programs rely critically upon high-quality ESG data if they are to function as desired. Only with information that is effectively collected, aggregated, and analyzed can you appropriately set baselines, establish metrics and key performance indicators, and track progress toward organizational goals.

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Stakeholder Engagement – the Why, Who, What, & How?

Stakeholder Engagement is essential to a real estate portfolio – from communication with investors to everyday relationships with tenants and property management teams – and is integral to an organization’s sustainability success. This fact is further emphasized with the GRESB Assessment as 34 points, weighted 24.5% of the total GRESB score, are focused specifically upon […]

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