12/01/2011

Attention and Data Drive Increase in Sustainability Reporting

 

Energy and environmental reporting are becoming increasingly tied to financial performance. New trends reward performance disclosure.

The development of international guidelines on sustainability reporting is a key trend in corporate reporting worldwide, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s quarterly report, Global Sustainability Perspective.

Environmental and financial performance are becoming more closely linked, according to Dan Probst, Jones Lang LaSalle’s chairman of energy and sustainability services.

“The combination of better data and increased investor attention is driving several key trends in sustainability and responsibility reporting,” Probst explains.

Other trends identified in the report include:

  • More emphasis on reporting for the real estate sector: Global Reporting Initiative recommends that firms track energy and water use; carbon emissions; building and materials certification; remediation of contaminated land; health and safety issues; and subcontractor labor supply chain issues.
  • Online apps: Easier information sharing and user-centric design facilitates communication with stakeholders on sustainability strategies.
  • Greater transparency: Emphasizing transparency enhances trustworthiness and credibility in spite of growing public distrust of governments and businesses.
  • More integrated reports: More companies across the world require reports that show the relationship between financial, social, and environmental performance.

For more on building benchmarking and reporting, click here to read this month’s E&PM.

 

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 
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