Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) represents an entity’s behavior on environmental issues, its engagement with society and the strength of its governance. The outcome of a prioritized ESG strategy is to benchmark and report on quantitative and qualitative data related to non-traditional topics that supplement financial disclosures to provide company investors and other stakeholders a more complex and comprehensive view of the performance of the company. ESG strategies encompass cross-disciplinary initiatives including greenhouse-gas emissions reduction, green building certifications, procurement, waste management, energy and water conservation, stakeholder engagement, risk assessments, human rights, resilience, health and safety, and transparency. The third-party verification and certification provided by LEED and the Arc software platform offer an ongoing element to support long-term ESG strategy implementation and tracking, and gain credence through various reporting frameworks and sustainable measurements such as GRESB, GRI, PRI, CDP, TCFD and UNSDG.
Understand how LEED/Arc supports the creation, implementation, tracking, and reporting of ESG strategies for individual assets and large portfolios
Identify how LEED/Arc gains recognition in various ESG reporting frameworks and is related to Green Bond initiatives
Realize how LEED/Arc provide third-party assurance and transparency to stakeholders
Review relevant examples of how LEED/Arc have been used as transformational initiatives as ESG program elements