The article highlights the importance of real estate businesses integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) frameworks into their operations. Despite challenges such as economic difficulties and unclear regulations, companies need to reassess their mindset and prioritize ESG to enhance profitability and mitigate risks in the long term.
Real estate entities have the opportunity to positively impact the environment and society, attracting higher-quality tenants and increasing profitability through ESG integration. Stakeholders, including tenants and regulators, expect organizations to align with their values and report on ESG goals. While there may be concerns about costs, inconsistent reporting, and the lack of mandates and standardized frameworks, regulatory requirements and industry frameworks are emerging, making it necessary for businesses to start their ESG journeys. Additionally, ESG should be viewed in conjunction with risk management, as it can affect asset valuation and attract top talent.
5 ways you can get started on your ESG journey:
- Set short-term and long-term goals
- Craft a specific plan with realistic and achievable steps to accomplish those goals
- Identify the risks of potentially setting unrealistic objectives
- Develop a plan for monitoring progress and measuring success
Real estate entities should prioritize ESG now to avoid future business and financial risks and capitalize on the potential benefits of ESG programs. Contact Centri’s experts to learn how we can help you get started on your ESG journey.
Mihir Jhaveri, CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, CITP, CGMA
Managing Director | ESG Practice Leader
Mihir is a Managing Director and ESG Practice Leader at Centri. He has over 15 years of experience helping large Fortune 500 publicly-traded and private companies drive process improvement, minimize company risks, and enhance corporate governance. He has significant experience managing audits and advisory projects, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 Compliance, financial, operational, IT, and system implementation reviews.
Michael Mastruzzo, CPA
Managing Director | Real Estate Practice Leader
Michael is a Managing Director and Real Estate Practice Leader at Centri. He has more than 18 years of experience in guiding clients with investment vehicles which report pursuant to Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) 946, Investment Companies or the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), and Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Reporting Standards. Michael has guided clients through challenges that involve accounting for complex lease transactions, purchase accounting pursuant to FASB ASC 805, Business Combinations, and evaluation of variable-interest entities and consolidation pursuant to FASB ASC 810, Consolidations.
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