How Does ESG Data Bolster Real Asset Strategies and Bootstrap CapEx Decisions?

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We ask Ben Rouncefield-Swales, EVORA’s Global Head of Data Operations, how robust ESG data drives strategic financial decisions. The result? Real assets that are environmentally sustainable, socially positive, and credible, inspiring investor trust and confidence. Hi Ben, What obstacles arise when using ESG data insights for sustainable real asset investments?  Navigating the sustainability landscape for…

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EVORA achieves Planet Mark certification again

We are very proud to announce that EVORA has achieved Planet Mark certification for the 9th year running. The Planet Mark is an internationally recognised certification based on sustainability standards and its mission is to help us all contribute to a thriving planet as a collective force. The certification represents an organisation’s commitment to sustainability programmes…

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A Quick Introduction to Social Value

Social value has been a theme for governments and businesses for the last decade. As something that started life as a means of trying to assure positive local outcomes for projects where public money was being spent, for example for a construction company commissioned to build a school, it has evolved into a broader concept…

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Disentangling ‘Community Engagement’, ‘Social Value’ and ‘Impact Investing’

Community engagement in real estate is where landlords, property/building managers and occupiers seek to better engage with the local municipality, landlords, occupiers and general public. Community engagement can span a variety of topics from investments in public realm improvements to engaging with schools, prioritising local employment and suppliers, recruiting apprentices, charitable donations, and environment, social…

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EVORA achieves Planet Mark certification

We are very proud to announce that EVORA has achieved Planet Mark certification for the 6th year running. The Planet Mark is an internationally recognised certification based on sustainability standards and its mission is to help us all contribute to a thriving planet as a collective force. The certification represents an organisation’s commitment to sustainability…

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Addressing the social impacts of climate change: What if we unlocked the social value hidden in the UK’s industrial and logistics assets?

In the discourse on social value and the built environment, we most often hear about infrastructure, multi-residential developments, and office spaces. However, 15% of the UK’s real estate market value is held in logistics and industrial parks [1]. These sites support many business types, with e-commerce businesses now taking up a larger proportion of tenants…

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Social Value Part 2: Five Key Challenges for Social Value in Real Estate

In 2015, the United Nations set as part of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 11—[to] “Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable”[1]. When talking about resilient cities, most of us probably think of our physical environment, rising sea levels and thermal comfort. However, the built environment can be a great enabler of community growth and…

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Social Value Part 1: What is social value?

Social Value is the quantification of positive public benefits and outcomes. It originates from a collection of principles aiming to improve health, wellbeing, quality of life, and communities[1]. Social Value is considered in a variety of industry sectors, but recent uptake in the built environment has been sharp, and the future is focused on developing…

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