EVORA achieves Planet Mark certification

We are very proud to announce that EVORA has achieved Planet Mark certification for the 8th 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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Closing up for Christmas? Merry energy saving!

Christmas is just around the corner and hopefully none of us will be spending it in the office, especially given it’s on a Saturday this year! So once the festive greetings are exchanged and the last ‘out of office’ has gone on we’ve got some hints and tips to save energy in your buildings over…

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Generalist Advisory Vs Sector Specialism

The commercial real asset market is evolving rapidly, and it’s no secret ESG is driving this evolution as the world transitions to a net zero economy. As a result, staying on top of ESG issues and applying them effectively to real asset investment and management is critical to keep up with the pace. The role…

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Germany: The Coalition Agreement and the Real Estate Industry – From Climate-Neutral Heating to Mandatory Rooftop-Solar and Embodied Carbon

The upcoming traffic light coalition has published its coalition agreement and defined its priorities for the 20th legislative period in it. For the German real estate industry, there are some exciting announcements that will further accelerate the dynamic development. One of the most striking and very concrete planned changes concerns the Building Energy Act (“Gebäudeenergiegesetz”,…

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Infrastructure investors are leading other real assets

In October, EVORA Global and GLIO hosted a lunch with a select and insightful group of investment managers who are leading on the integration of ESG. In a number of ways, these leaders were ahead of other real assets, particularly real estate. There are obvious differences between direct investment in infrastructure and equity investment in…

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COP26: A Summary

What is a COP? A Conference of the Parties (COP) is an annual meeting of the signatories to a UN convention – an agreement to co-operate to tackle a global challenge. In the case of climate change, there are almost 200 states who have signed the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since its…

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Act on Climate Change

COP26 is well underway and the world is keenly waiting to see what is discussed and then acted upon.  Whilst the seriousness of the event can not be understated we thought, as we approach the end of the first week, to take a slightly different and optimistic look at the issues we face by rereleasing…

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Cities, Regions, and the Built Environment at COP26

Collaboration between real assets owners and the cities in which they operate is key to advancing on climate action As the world gears up for COP26, attention is turning to the built environment’s responsibility to reduce GHG emissions and urgent need to adapt to the physical impacts of climate change such as flooding and heat…

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