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Unity, commonality, agreement: what it will take to make meaningful change

As part of our Pledge to Net Zero, at Landmark, our every decision takes climate change into account. We’re working positively toward the 2050 global net zero goals, with climate change at the top of our agenda. 

We gathered experts from across the property and real estate industry to explore how our innovations and choices can make a difference. In our conversations, we bolstered our understanding of the property sector and where it’s heading. And we gathered our learnings in our ​Climate Change Reports: The New Frontier of Real Estate Due Diligence. The paper explores the ways the property and real estate industry is working to build a better planet. 

A clear vision 

On reading the report cover to cover, Chris Loaring, managing director Legal and Argyll Environmental, Landmark, summarised its message loud and clear: 

“If we are to continue as a successful species, we must come together to embed the right practices and processes at all levels of the industry – and society at large – to weave a framework for successful climate change risk identification, management and mitigation. The demand for climate change action has never been higher, just as the risks we face have never been more acute.” 

With his rare blend of commercial realism alongside a detailed technical understanding of environmental risk management, Chris calls on industry stakeholders and industry partners to join our commitment to drive change in all corners of the real estate industry.  

He believes that by coming together and addressing the big questions, by sharing our perspectives and by venturing a view of what can and will bring meaningful action in the race to mitigate and manage the effects of climate change, we will have made a good start. 

Unite and succeed 

“I want to thank each and every one of our expert contributors for the energy, wisdom and commitment they brought to this project – one that I hope will be just the start of a critical ongoing dialogue and urgent action plan that will see the property industry and its varied stakeholders unite and succeed. When we define and embed this unified approach to climate risk management, we will all reap the socioeconomic and socioenvironmental rewards and shift our industry – not to mention our planet – towards a more sustainable and resilient future.” 

After reading our ​Climate Change Reports: The New Frontier of Real Estate Due Diligence paper, he looks to an increasingly digitised world, one in which we rely on the underlying data powering all industry insight. With it, we must predict the future to assure it, particularly when attempting to condense and simplify something as complex as future climate change risks into a linear yes/no or red/amber/ green output. 

It’s a fascinating read that will give you and your organisation plenty to think about as you build your own clearer picture of the current state of climate change reporting in the real estate sector and where it’s heading.  

Read the executive summary of the white paper & the video from our Climate Change event here.