13 October 20212 minute read

ESG challenges in Real Estate ahead of COP26

In a few weeks' time, the eyes of the world will be on Glasgow for the 26th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference. Indeed, over time, environmental as well as social and governance issues have become real challenges for all individuals, businesses and markets, and the real estate sector is no exception. These concerns, which have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic, should not be seen as a brake but rather as a real driver for growth and innovation.

In order to address some of these new challenges, the real estate sector has already initiated its transformation, which is likely to accelerate over the next few years, by offering many different solutions around the world. Notably concerned with the well-being of building users and the protection of the environment, the real estate sector has been able to provide concrete solutions to ESG issues through green and smart buildings, green financing or environmental certifications.

As the world turns its attention to Glasgow, our latest edition of DLA Piper's Real Estate Gazette brings you the voices, opinions and analysis of the real estate markets in Norway, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania, Poland, the United Kingdom, Asia, Africa and the United States from innovative solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and the introduction of new technologies into buildings to improve user comfort, to the legal implications and the role of green finance.