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The Four ‘Scopes’ of Social Impact: How can we action the ‘S’ in ESG across the built environment?

March 26 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Social impact within the built environment — otherwise known as the ‘S’ in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) — is about the effect that buildings and infrastructure has on communities. Yet it is often overlooked or misunderstood. 

This webinar takes a deep dive into how industry can define, address, and measure social impact, using a unique framework laid out in ‘scopes’ (a familiar terminology used to define greenhouse gas reductions). 

The built environment has a critical role to play in the transition to zero carbon and sustainable development, being responsible for 37% of global carbon emissions and an employer of 7% of the entire global workforce. But the climate crisis is also a social one, and people must be recognised as a critical part of the solution. 

That’s why last year the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a position paper — ‘Social Impact across the Built Environment’. Developed in collaboration with our global network and supported by the UN High-Level Climate Champions (HLCCs), the paper sets out a revolutionary framework with a clear definition of key social issues related to the building and construction life cycle, organised for the first time into ‘scopes’.

At the webinar, our expert panel of speakers will explore:

  • The social dimension of sustainability (the ‘S’ in ESG) and the challenges we face across the building and construction sector to address it.
  • How stakeholders across the sector can actively and successfully address social impact.
  • Showcase action-oriented strategies which are creating positive social impact across the industry.

Join us to discover why social impact is fundamental to supporting the transition to an equitable and resilient future for everyone, everywhere.

Register here.

World Green Building Council