Community Investment & Employees

New report provides further evidence of return on investment

At a time of fierce competition and shareholder drive for transparency is becoming increasingly important BREEAM is providing further evidence of its value and return on investment. “Delivering Sustainable Buildings: Value of BREEAM to Retail in the UK” is published today at MIPIM and shows how retailers and developers can use BREEAM to help attract…
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How to deliver smart agendas at local level

Infrastructure Footprint’s editor (and now PCSG’s Head of Cities and Communities) John Twitchen will be chairing two BRE conferences over the next few days, both looking at the Smart Cities transition and with highly knowledgeable and influential speaker line-ups. On Thursday 26 January, ‘Connected Cities’ considers how to deliver smart agendas at the local level.…
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The importance of sustainability credentials in attracting high quality staff

Even through the economic difficulties we’ve experienced in recent years, we’ve continued to see the biggest, most well respected brands invest in their CSR and Sustainability programmes. Why is this? Of course, there are numerous reasons why investing in CSR and Sustainability programmes makes strong commercial sense including reputational risk, commercial innovative advantage, shareholder pressure,…
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Sustainable supply chains: Are we doing enough?

The arrival of the Modern Slavery Act will send ripples throughout the industry, not knowing it is simply not an answer. So how can BRE make a positive change in this space? Organisations with a turnover of more than £36m will have to start making publicly available statements about their approach to identifying and mitigating…
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Don’t make time to talk? Time to change.

Mental health is one of the biggest threats to the wellbeing of business and society, yet employers and employees are unwilling to talk about stress, anxiety and depression openly, fearful of the associations with weakness and failure. With the Government this week announcing an additional £1 billion of funding for mental health care and support…
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Finance sector needs to embrace sustainability more to future-proof its business

The finance industry needs to embrace sustainability to future proof its business and to strengthen its image. Acting now to shift towards sustainability is cheaper, simpler and makes business stronger – the laggards will be the losers. These were some of the powerful yet practical messages delivered at the first ever Finance Footprint Forum: Exploring…
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