Key Drivers of Sustainable Finance in 2024

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Sustainable finance has been driven by bottom-up pressure from consumers and employees, top-down pressure from governments and regulators, and from the market itself which is realizing both the need for and value of sustainability in asset management. With the intersection of these pressures, the appetite for sustainable finance has grown. According to PWC, the sustainable…

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Top 5 ESG Trends in Nordic Real Estate

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The Nordics have a reputation of being some of the most sustainable (and happiest!) countries in the world. This is no exception when it comes to commercial real estate as many look to the Nordics as a leading example when it comes to how they can improve sustainability within their own portfolios. With EVORA’s recent…

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CSRD Goes Further in 2024

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the new kid on the ESG reporting block – the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, or CSRD. The CSRD was recently adopted by the European Commission as part of the European Green Deal to take over from the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). It is a piece of legislation providing…

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EVORA Global Attains ISO 27001 Certification: Elevating Information Security to New Heights 

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Setting the Stage In the dynamic landscape of global business, safeguarding sensitive information is not just a best practice – it’s an absolute necessity. As an organisation that processes vast amounts of data for our clients worldwide, EVORA Global recognises the critical importance of maintaining a robust information security management system that not only meets…

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MEES: Top 9 immediate actions to help buildings achieve the likely new ‘B’ minimum EPC rating

Most in the property sector are probably now aware the government is currently consulting on the future of minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for commercial buildings. It proposes, as explained in a recent EVORA GLOBAL blog, that the minimum should move from the current ‘E’ rating on an energy performance certificate (EPC) to a ‘B’ or ‘C’…

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MEES: Consultation calls for EPC rating to be raised to band B for commercial buildings by 2030.

On 15th October 2019 the Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its future trajectory for Minimum Energy Efficient Standards (MEES) for non-domestic commercial buildings.  The consultation follows the government’s earlier commitments in the year to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Under the current consultation the government propose a new plan…

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Don’t forget to renew your heat network registrations.

Under the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014; organisations must ensure that heat networks remain registered.  There is a requirement to renew every 4 years. For most organisations this deadline will be 31 December 2019. About the Heat Network Regulations A heat supplier obligated under the regulations is defined as a person (or organisation)…

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Health and Safety: The legal risks of ignoring it on small projects

Despite having been introduced four years ago, there is still limited understanding in the building services sector of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) and the new obligations it has placed on building owners. The 2015 regulations switched the balance of responsibility for health and safety from a CDM co-ordinator (a role which…

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London Plan: Generating your own electricity in London just became less attractive

The London Plan, which dictates all planning and development in the capital, is currently undergoing a major rewrite but many in the sector are unaware that some significant changes and adjustments have already come into force. In October last year, the Greater London Authority (GLA) published updated Energy Assessment Guidance which applies from January this…

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