As demonstrated by our science-based targets, corporate commitments and the amount of real estate we manage on behalf of our clients, we play an important role in contributing to the reduction of the climate change and its potential impact on the building sector. Thanks to our wide network of ESG & Sustainability experts worldwide, we support clients in improving the efficiency and sustainability of their assets and operations.

Our approach to ESG & Sustainability


We support property developers, owners and occupiers to strengthen the ESG performance of their projects as to be in line with national and international relevant legislation. Moreover, we advise our clients on the strategic and effective actions to undertake for maximising the environmental and economic quality of their real estate.

Our methodology brings together talent, capabilities and experience with the objective of achieving carbon neutrality, improving portfolio resilience and reducing asset lifecycle costs, while mitigating risk and friction within company operations.

Check our latest ESG research report
European Green Deal and its Implications for Commercial Real Estate



Key Services


Construction, refurbishment and fit-out

  • Sustainable construction, refurbishment and fit‑out for both landlords and occupiers
  • Building environmental certification 
  • Technical sustainability advice and reporting; lifecycle carbon analysis
  • Circularity, Adaptability and Reuse- strategies
  • Gap Analysis and Sustainable Renovation plans

Property & asset management

  • KPI and data management
  • Occupier engagement
  • Energy and environmental assessment
  • Green lease clauses for renewals
  • LEED O+M, BREEAM In-Use and WELL certifications
  • Gap and Risk Analysis for strategic investments
  • Renewable energy
  • Net zero action plan


  • Risk mitigation through environmental due diligence 
  • Resilience and disposal planning
  • ESG due diligence

Transactional support

  • ESG due diligence
  • Environmental due diligence 
  • Flood Risk Analysis (FRA)
  • Climate change risk analysis, including physical and transitional risks
  • Green lease
  • Low-carbon mobility
  • Gap and Risk Analysis


  • Development of policies and procedures 
  • Reporting and disclosure assistance (EU Taxonomy, SFDR and TCFD)
  • Reporting and benchmarking (GRESB)


Key Figures

  • 450+ Energy and sustainability professionals globally
  • 2,750+ Individual energy efficiency and decarbonization projects for our clients worldwide in 2021
  • 22.3B m² covered by CBRE's energy and sustainability team in 2021
  • 220K+ Metric tons of CO2 averted through CBRE's implemented energy and sustainability projects in 2021