Services: ESG-Consulting

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environmental, social and governancial

ESG consulting

In order to promote the sustainability of corporate activities, the EU bundled numerous regulations in the Taxonomy Regulation (EU) in 2020. This harmonises economic decision-making processes with the environment (Environmental), human interaction (Social) and corporate governance (Governancial), thereby enabling the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and resource-efficient economy.

While ESG-compliant financial products are spurred by growing demand on the one hand, investors and issuers on the other face challenges such as

  • reporting obligations that have been in effect since 2022 for the previous year
  • funding for non-ESG-compliant investments
  • ESG criteria as additional assessment parameters for investments
  • zero emission target of the European Green Deal by 2050
  • growing sensitivity of the capital market to stranded assets.

From a technical point of view, these issues are not only manageable, ESG consulting even generates competitive advantages for transparent properties/portfolios.

  • Securing tradability in the long term
  • Improvement of financing conditions
  • Increasing the attractiveness of lettings
  • Stabilisation of returns
  • Classification as environmentally and socially responsible products
  • Access to ESG bonds
  • Minimising the environmental footprint
  • Transaction

    We are familiar with the applicable requirements from the EU taxonomy and will be happy to classify your property / construction project in the respective valid inspection scheme for real estate transactions. Beyond the general due diligence, optimisation potentials can be identified and realised, because ESG targets push sustainable operations and can help prepare properties for future market and environmental conditions.

    ESG Quick Check

    • Implementation of the appraisal scheme for real estate transactions
    • Presentation of the conformity of relevant audit areas
    • Compliance with minimum reporting requirements
    • Quantification of CO2 emissions / presentation of the stranding risk

    ESG Due Diligence

    • Implementation of the appraisal scheme for real estate transactions
    • Consideration of extended sustainability criteria
    • Digital building modelling to derive energy measures
    • Identification of optimisation potential
    • Presentation of CAPEX / investment costs to achieve compliance
    • Quantification of CO2 emissions / presentation of the stranding risk
  • Construction

    The EU taxonomy sets criteria for sustainable economic activities to be fulfilled in the context of construction projects. The identified risks of the project must therefore be minimised to the best of our ability, while socio-cultural protection goals for the preservation of health, safety and comfort must be maintained.

    Our construction project monitoring ensures taxonomy-compliant planning and execution, through

    • Classification of the building project in the specifications of the EU taxonomy
    • Comparison of the planning with the test criteria
    • Presentation and implementation of optimisation potential
    • Ensuring the quality of design and urban planning
    • Analysis and consideration of physical climate risks for buildings
    • Ensuring circular economy requirements
    • Implementation of mobility concepts
    • Consideration of user needs
    • Minimising operational resources and costs
    • Reduction of carbon risk factors
  • Decarbonisation

    The criteria for sustainable economic activities are intended to support the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and resource-efficient economy. In this context, the European Green Deal envisages reducing the net emission of greenhouse gases in the EU to zero by 2050. This will empirically reduce the remaining useful life of technical equipment and components. With the help of a decarbonisation roadmap, the resulting stranding risk can be made tangible and avoidable.

    • Determining the carbon footprint
    • Presentation of the stranding risk
    • Identification of the optimisation potential
    • Evaluation of options for action in the context of regulation
    • Determination of investment costs
    • Derivation of a decarbonisation roadmap
  • ESG-Reporting

    Beyond the EU taxonomy, no general ESG reporting standard exists at the current time. However, numerous interest groups are working on setting a market standard, whereby individual models are already emerging as absent. In parallel, the EU is working on the detailing of existing requirements.
    Our experts always have their finger on the pulse of the market and follow further regulatory developments. We would be happy to develop an individual, recurring ESG reporting for you in accordance with the applicable regulations or support you in the evaluation and preparation of data for reporting in common formats, such as GREBS or ENCORE.