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Sustainability and ESG

We are Sustainability and ESG experts who develop strategies at a corporate, development and asset level to achieve regulatory compliance and respond to planning policy, demonstrate climate leadership and future proof investments

Sustainable growth shapes all of our consultancy advice, activity and ambition. We apply our knowledge to deliver sustainable places and buildings that mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.

We have contributed to the production of key national climate change and net zero carbon guidance from the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and UK Green Building Council.

Our products and services

Bespoke ESG and Sustainability strategies

Development of bespoke and sector-specific ESG strategies, following a streamlined six step approach. We facilitate preparation of Annual Reports, and provide third party verification and assurance that any disclosures are credible, transparent, clear and objective.

We also have a very strong track record with the development of strategies for projects to support planning applications.

Due diligence

We undertake systematic and objective appraisals of the sustainability of a location and development against defined sustainability objectives. For ESG we have a standard approach to due diligence in order to facilitate decision making and future proof investments, for a real estate deals market that is increasingly ESG aware.

Climate mitigation: Net zero carbon

Using our technical knowledge of the UKGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework, we calculate the operational, embodied and whole life carbon for developments and develop strategies to deliver net zero. We align real estate asset portfolios with CRREM and undertake Scope 1,2 and 3 GHG footprinting for organisations to achieve CarbonNeutral® certification or submit for carbon target validation under the Science-Based Targets Initiative.

Climate resilience and adaptation

We utilise our experience with the IEMA Guidance to prepare climate change adaptation and mitigation chapters of an Environmental Statement and apply the UKGBC Framework to assess climate-related physical risks to built assets.


Advice on the integration of best practice strategies within the design and development of new schemes for better physical and mental health. Our team includes certified Fitwel Ambassadors and ActiveScore Accredited Professionals (APs).

Social value and impact

Support for projects from bid stage through to application and delivery to demonstrate social value, using market leading frameworks like the National TOMs. Development of bespoke tools to enable an audit of UK Real Estate Funds and advise on an asset’s performance.


Application of leading international design and assessment methods for sustainable buildings, including BREEAM and Home Quality Mark and can support with evidence requirements for Life Cycle Assessments. We facilitate certification of existing buildings using the BREEAM In-Use Scheme and undertake Post Occupancy Evaluation using the BUS methodology.


We undertake energy and overheating modelling using advanced dynamic modelling software. We work with our experienced partner network and our in-house team to analyse metered data and model energy and carbon mitigation strategies.

Expert Witness

Provision of sustainability support to inform Local Plan representations and attendance at examinations and inquiries for public and private sector clients.

We facilitate preparation of Annual Reports and provide third party verification and assurance that any disclosures are credible, transparent, clear and objective.

Advocacy and training

Delivery of bespoke CPDs on current and emerging legislation, specific sustainability issues and sector-specific future trends. We design, accredit and deliver Carbon Literacy training bespoke to your organisation to create a positive shift in response to the climate crisis.


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