ESG (environmental, social, governance), along with macro and mega economic trends are transforming the commercial real estate market and impacting brownfields redevelopment.
The commercial real estate industry has had a heightened focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives over the last few decades.
Anne Austin recently joined Industry Insights host Joel Simon to discuss the key considerations and drivers of the Biden administration’s major regulatory initiatives.
ESG is all the rage in real estate. But what goes into a rating is unclear. This year, real estate awoke to its status as the quiet villain of climate change.
Gone are the days where organizations are mechanically evaluated based on balance sheets and book value alone. Tangible assets are now merely a piece of the corporate pie. A well-articulated sustainability plan is a necessary ingredient.
An ESG assessment may provide a potential acquirer with a detailed analysis of a company’s ability to operate successfully in a corporate world with growing environmental awareness.
When it comes to helping the planet, having a smaller footprint helps. But when it comes to smaller real estate firms adjusting to an era of energy efficiency, sustainable construction and data reporting, being a mom-and-pop investor can make going green seem burdensome, or even impossible.
Data firm Yardi Matrix looked at the risk of weather-related disasters for the country’s biggest markets. As recent events both at home and abroad have shown, environmental risks ranging from wildfires to...
Picture the marquee surrounded by bright flashing lights as the Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) mandates, requirements and best practices are about to take center stage.
Two years ago, researchers at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business started collecting data to determine the real social and environmental credentials of companies in the S&P 500.
The incoming Biden administration brought these emerging issues of social justice, climate and environmental protection together, giving top billing to environmental justice, or EJ, policy proposals as a key priority across the federal government.
Since the Biden-Harris Administration took office, hardly a day has passed without a new, significant development on ESG issues.
While we do not know the precise environmental agenda of President Biden, based on executive orders and campaigning prior to the election...
As investor demand for climate and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) information soars, the SEC is responding with an all-agency approach.