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Opportunities and Challenges in Achieving the SDGs in Real Estate

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Following a seminar on 5 March 2020, the British Council for Offices (BCO) Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) Group has put together a Briefing Note, which discusses two specific questions:

• How can real estate contribute to the wider SDGs?

• What more do those in real estate need to do?


Guy Battle, Social Value Portal


Emily Auckland, UKSSD

John Kraus, RICS


Catriona Brady, World Green Building Council

John Davies, Derwent London

Eva Gkenakou, Multiplex Europe

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 goals set out by the United Nations with the aim to address economic, social, environmental and governance issues and to provide a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Successful implementation requires all sectors including real estate to champion these.