Zooming in on the “S” in ESG: A road map for social value in real estate

March 15, 2021

PLP Architecture and PLP Labs have, as part of an Urban Land Institute (ULI)-led team, launched a new report ‘Zooming in on the “S” in ESG: A road map for social value in real estate’. The publication gives guidance to the industry on incorporating social value into corporate strategy, business practices and even investment theory.

The report is a response to globally growing interest in the social dimensions of sustainable development, the key concepts of social value, and a rise in impact investing. It hopes to bridge large gaps in the shared understanding of what these ideas mean for the real estate industry and to set out a common approach to describing and measuring social value.

The report was funded and supported by a select group of ULI members participating in a steering group, including CBRE Global Investors, Credit Suisse, Estabona Management, Fore Partnership, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Jacobs and PLP Architecture.