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Why you can't afford NOT to invest in a sustainable built environment

Launched ahead of Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26, the ‘Beyond the Business Case’ report provides a timely and unique perspective for decision makers to accelerate the built environment’s sustainability transformation; by capitalising on the economic opportunities, addressing risk mitigation and, importantly, embracing the social value case.

The report demonstrates seven irrefutable co-benefits for investing in a sustainable built environment, across both the financial and social value case. In alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the findings are supported by evidence-based research through innovative case studies.

Real estate alone accounts for 37% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, this report inspires urgency — but urgency with optimism.

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View and download the report iPaper version
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Download the Executive Summary
Watch the Beyond the Business Case Launch at COP26, 4 November 2021

The future we face if we don't invest in sustainable built environments

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