JLL: Occupiers, Investors Put Sustainability at the Forefront
Occupiers and investors are more willing than ever to tackle climate change, says JLL. The firm’s survey of nearly 650 leading global occupiers and investors found that 89% of occupiers see sustainability as increasingly important to their corporate strategy, while investors believe focusing on decarbonization can deliver value and a competitive advantage.
However, JLL says translating good intentions into achievable targets will require partnership and transformative thinking.
“The real estate industry is in the spotlight,” said Guy Grainger, JLL’s global head of sustainability services and ESG. “We cannot get to a zero-carbon planet without re-purposing our buildings.
“So, what is our response – can we build a better future for our communities and our world? The only way is to create a commercial investment model that incorporates the environmental and social impact,” he continued. “This requires a mindset shift and a much more collaborative approach between owners and occupiers of buildings.”