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
Project management and contract administration
Investment sales and acquisitions
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
Strategic ESG advisory
Net zero feasibility and DD services
Reporting to GRESB, UNPRI, EPRA sBPR
Green Building Performance certification
Utilities and waste consultancy
Rural and Forestry
Land and Estate management
Forestry and woodland
Natural capital accounting
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.
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
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.
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
International Investment Group
Our experienced team acts as a gateway to the UK and Europe for international investors.
Our team delivers a high-quality and independent real estate valuation service across all asset classes.
Our Investment Management team delivers best-in-class services and helps our clients achieve outstanding long-term performance.
Development and Planning
Our specialist teams advise on every aspect of real estate development and planning, combining local expertise with expert knowledge.
We provide creative and commercial solutions for the built environment to help you get the most from your property portfolio.
We offer a single point of contact for occupiers across the full spectrum of real estate services.
Commercial Placemaking and Masterplanning
We create innovative and future-proof commercial spaces that respond to the rapidly evolving demands of consumers.
Our Tenant Representation team acts exclusively for occupiers to provide bespoke advice on commercial real estate transactions, with robust strategic and financial analysis.
We advise investors and occupiers across the UK in lease negotiations for all types of commercial real estate.
We have the local knowledge and global reach to deliver a leasing strategy tailored to your business objectives.