Corporate leaders face a host of pressures to implement wide-reaching sustainability initiatives. Employees, students, and customers are more discerning of companies’ dedication to sustainability than ever, and they use it as a factor when making spending decisions. Investors are also becoming more sustainability-conscious, divesting from carbon emissions-intensive companies and investing in organizations with lower carbon footprints. In addition, an ever-expanding patchwork of regulations at the national, state, and local levels impose new demands on companies. More than ever, businesses have a significant strategic interest in reorienting their business strategy and operations to become more environmentally sustainable, walking the fine line between making high-impact investments in sustainability and delivering strong bottom line results.
This Guidehouse Insights webinar offered a real-world perspective and insights from commercial real estate, retail, and higher education industry leaders. Casey Talon, research director of Guidehouse Insights' Building Innovations program, shared findings from recent research and moderated a discussion with Maya Henderson, director of sustainability at Kilroy, and Ryan Knudson, assistant vice president of operations and energy management at Macerich.