Over the last few years, ‘resilience’ has become an increasingly common term at Glenbrook.
Like many others in the property industry, we are seeking ways to adapt and innovate in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change and an evolving policy agenda. We recognise that resilience related issues include not only the many prescient risks from climate change that we can be physically confronted with, but also often regulatory and reputational risks.
A message from the ESG Panel
Our response is to evaluate the requirements of each development and investment we undertake to ensure, as a minimum, our projects are -or are made- resilient to flooding, extreme weather events and overheating, but also and wherever possible, to bring a progressive approach to protecting the environment, improving our communities, carbon neutrality and the energy performance of real assets.
To achieve this, we have developed an ‘ESG Options Matrix’ covering a range of options and solutions beneath our three pillars of ‘People, Planet and Place’. This enables our teams, clients and stakeholders to consider the potential latent within each opportunity and make informed decisions about actively implementing ESG initiatives.
The increasing focus on ESG also provides an opportunity to showcase attributes that have been part of the fabric of the Glenbrook business since the beginning. Whether this is ensuring the well-being of our employees with regular fitness challenges, walks and work place mental health sessions, championing women in property or supporting charities close to us (Wood Street Mission, Ronald McDonald House Charities and The Steve Burne Trust). You can see from the many examples below how Glenbrook has actively played a part in positive change.
As a responsible property business, we continue to encourage good decision making in the journey to decarbonisation and longer term sustainability.
Some examples of initiatives undertaken across the business:
Learn more about our chosen charities
Glenbrook podcasts; Shannon talks sustainability