Ask not what your property can do for sustainability; ask what sustainability can do for your property?
Undoubtedly, there is urgency in the social and environmental issues we face. Climate change, declining water quality and availability, forced and exploited labor, lost biodiversity, and other challenges affect our communities. We have an imperative of responsibility and action.
And we have the priority to serve customers well, manage resources efficiently, and offer owners and shareholders a healthy return. These objectives often seem to be at odds with sustainability, but business decisions through a sustainability lens can result in higher margins, greater compliance, lower risk, happier employees, and a better image.