ESG Presents Material Risk and Opportunity for Real Estate

The Counselors of Real Estate | August 19, 2020

Environmental, Social and Governance practices are no longer an emerging trend, but a critical component of real estate investment integrated into investment decision-making, according to a report from The Counselors of Real Estate. COVID-19 has further cemented this paradigm shift as risk management, resiliency, transparency, and social engagement—key components of ESG—take center stage.

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Lilydale Quarry Urban Renewal Project - Develop a New Suburb in Melbourne’s East Total site area 162.7 hectares (approximately).

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Lilydale Quarry Urban Renewal Project - Develop a New Suburb in Melbourne’s East Total site area 162.7 hectares (approximately).

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