ESG: Our Approach

With the capability to help you execute your sustainability strategy at all stages of the property lifecycle – from achieving net zero to biodiversity net gain – we can help you shape a better world from the ground up, starting today.

We’re here for the next chapter.

From the funding, design, planning and project management of sustainable buildings, to carbon reduction and offsetting residual carbon, we can help clients put sustainability at the heart of their property strategy at each stage of their property journey.

Helping Clients Achieve their Sustainability Goals


We are fully committed to keeping our business on track towards a green and profitable future. We are proud to have been net-carbon neutral since 2017, but we don’t stop there. We aim to use our real estate expertise to support climate change mitigation and help develop smart and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients.

As a Commercial Partner of UKGBC, we see our corporate responsibility and sustainability commitments as a core driver of our activities and a powerful lever of innovation and performance in the built environment.

We strive to continually reduce the direct and indirect impact of our external activities and our own operations, and use environmental quality as a lever of tangible and intangible performance improvement to help shape a better world, from the ground up.

Discover more about our sustainability offering below.


Our ESG Services

  • Technical due diligence

  • Net zero carbon reporting

  • Planned maintenance

  • Project management and contract administration

  • Sustainable design

  • Investment sales and acquisitions

  • Leasing

  • Tenant representation acquisitions and disposals

  • Development funding and analysis

  • Leading edge market knowledge and insights

  • Strategy and viability studies

  • Identifying projects that can deliver clients’ ESG targets

  • Market insight to help design projects that suit ESG credentials

  • Viability assessments and value engineering

  • Recognising opportunities for sustainable development

  • Biodiversity net gain, including land brokerage for offsetting

  • Planning applications: sustainability credentials, ecological enhancement, renewable energy

  • Road map to carbon neutral

  • Environmental accreditations

  • Sustainable designs

  • Wellness

  • Property technology

  • Strategic ESG advisory

  • Net zero feasibility and DD services

  • Reporting to GRESB, UNPRI, EPRA sBPR

  • Green Building Performance certification

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • ESG compliance

  • Climate resilience

  • Social value

  • Utilities and waste consultancy

  • Land and Estate management

  • Farming

  • Forestry and woodland

  • Renewable energy

  • Rural diversification

  • Viticulture

  • Rural planning

  • Natural capital accounting

  • Research

To find out more about our Rural and Forestry services, click here.

  • Identifying keys drivers related to ESG which may impact property valuation

  • Reflecting both qualitative and quantitative factors in the valuation process (i.e. indirect and direct inputs)

Our Commitment to Shaping a Better World

In February 2021, we announced our membership of the UK Green Building Council (UK GBC), an organisation that has been working to improve sustainability in the built environment since 2007.

As a Group, BNP Paribas has been committed to an ESG agenda for over 15 years and our membership of the UK GBC strengthens this dedication further.

To find out more about the Group’s expertise and how we help our clients unlock new opportunities and achieve their ESG goals, click below.


"When it comes to sustainability, we believe actions speak louder than words"

Etienne Prongue, CEO, BNP Paribas Real Estate UK

Shaping a Better World from the Ground Up

With ESG becoming increasingly important in real estate investment and development decisions, how much of the real estate transaction lifecycle will it affect?

Recently, experts from across the Commercial Real Estate, Rural, Forestry and Finance industries joined us to discuss key ESG considerations. From how investors can future proof their investments, to the role of natural capital and the challenges ahead on the road to net zero.

We were delighted to be able to host such an insightful line up of panellists across three topical panel sessions. To watch the recordings of all three panel sessions, click below.

Our Sponsorship of The Green Solutions Awards

Our Sponsorship of The Green Solutions Awards

Now in our seventh year of sponsorship, the Green Solutions Awards aims to promote solutions which can be adopted across the industry and accelerate real change in the built environment.  

From energy efficiency and the circular economy, to biodiversity, CO² emission reduction and the well-being of occupants, the Green Solutions Awards themes are aligned with our commitment to offering our clients the best possible advice when it comes to tackling climate change.

To find out more about the Green Solutions Awards, click here.

Our Insights

ESG in the Hotel Sector: Throwing Starfish into the Ocean

The Carbon Conundrum: Looking Ahead and Acting Today

UK Real Estate: Resilience, Inflation & Carbon Strategy

Are you Ready for Biodiversity Net Gain?

Environmental Deadline Set to Highlight Obsolescence Risk in Industrial Real Estate

Cities of Tomorrow: Resilient and Inclusive

Integrating ESG into Real Estate Funds

Climate Change: The Power of Thinking Local

Natural Capital, Natural Value for Real Estate

ESG - It’s no Longer up for Discussion

Next X: The Most Highly Desirable Green Boroughs to Live and Work in London – Our Thoughts

Future of the Office - Where to Next?

Next X: The Most Highly Desirable Green Boroughs to Live and Work in London

Fundamentals of the Future: Why the Route to Net Zero is not a Straight Line

What Does a Sustainable Workplace Look Like?

Next X’s Top 10 Green Towns and Cities outside of London - Our Thoughts

Next X: The Most Highly Desirable Green Places to Live and Work in the UK

BNP Paribas Real Estate has identified a UK wide ‘top 10 list’ of highly desirable green places to live and work outside of the capital.

Unmasking the True Impacts of COVID-19 on UK Real Estate

The Shift to Net Zero Set to Impact all Areas of the Economy

UK: A Long Term Vision of ESG Shaped by a Booming Green Economy

Experts are Optimistic about the Long-term Outlook for Real Estate

2021 is Set to be the Year of Opportunity for Real Estate

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