Climate risk has arrived - are you ready?

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Climate risk has arrived - are you ready?

ESG in the spotlight

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges have risen exponentially up priority action lists across the financial services and real estate sectors. As both a physical asset with a real and tangible ‘footprint’ as well as an investment medium subject to ever closer social and governance scrutiny, real estate is an asset class synonymous with the breadth of the ESG agenda. The pace of change is unrelenting, with commitments to the drive towards zero carbon status embedded within many asset owners’ strategies and the reaction to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic only serving to heighten focus on such a profoundly important global imperative.

Louise Ellison is the Group Head of Sustainability at Hammerson, where she is responsible for sustainability strategy, target setting, implementation and reporting for Hammerson’s retail property portfolio.

Prior to joinining Hammerson, Louise held similar positions at M&G Real Estate and Quintain Estates. She is a Chartered Surveyor with experience in academic and research roles as well as the commercial sector.

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REflexions issue 11 - November 2020

REflexions is a bi-annual digest, dedicated to the real estate investment management professionals, which brings you the latest articles, news and market developments from Deloitte’s professionals and clients.

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