Social Value Creation

Net Zero and Decarbonisation

Sustainable Portfolio Management

Smart and Sustainable Places

We live in a transformational world where sustainability is embedded in all aspects of our lives: our communities, our cities, our businesses, and our governments.

At Urbis, we work to bring about positive and sustainable change that benefits both people and place, towards creating a regenerative and resilient future.

For businesses, community organisations and governments – planning, developing and operating with sustainable objectives mitigates against economic, social and climate risks, and increases the possibilities of reducing emissions, resources, waste, pollution, energy, costs, and the impact on our environment.In our cities and communities, investing in sustainable outcomes assists to future proof our communities and environment.

Our team of experts is uniquely positioned to provide independent, pragmatic advice that creates positive change for a regenerative and resilient future. – Clare Brown, Director – Planning 

At Urbis, we are committed to partnering with our clients to achieve strong sustainability outcomes. We offer a multi-disciplinary perspective that integrates environmental objectives, social value, governance and commercial viability.

Our sustainability experts identify solutions through considered and evidence-based thinking across life cycles. We work with investors, developers, businesses, organisations, and governments to advise on the environmental, social, governance, and economic impacts of design, planning, and policy decisions, bringing a deep understanding of sustainability in the built environment and our communities.

Our sustainability team supports our clients across a large range of advisory services including; corporate strategy, sustainability strategies, social value strategies and measurement, statutory and strategic planning, renewable energy, net zero strategies, decarbonisation, emissions and carbon management, portfolio management, urban economics, ESG strategy and reporting, and smart & digital places.

Our proven collaborative and evidence-based approach has resulted in our capabilities and experience working across environmental, economic, social and governance sectors, in Australia and internationally.

 

Social Value Creation

We partner with our clients to develop evidence-based strategies and make choices that create sustainable Social Value which improves the wellbeing, quality of life and resilience of individuals, families, communities, and cities.

We help our clients to understand how the built form combines with the environment, businesses, and communities to create Social Value. We also specialise in Social Value measurement to inform client choices.

Social Value is a new differentiator, especially for investors and developers who are seeking enhanced sustainable Social Value above any mandatory requirements. We are helping change mindsets so that out clients understand the positive relationships between commercial and Social Value – Social Value is good for business.

Net Zero and Decarbonisation

We work with our clients to develop net zero and decarbonisation strategies by integrating impactful decarbonisation initiatives into our client’s climate, sustainability and ESG agendas – to optimise, increase and retain the value of their developments, investments, assets, operations and policies.

We support our clients in transforming from a compliance mindset to an industry leading mindset, leading to financial, social and environmental benefits, competitor advantage and value. Our team can provide a robust risk management process to ensure future proofing precincts, assets and property values.

We advise our clients along the net zero pathway – through baseline, assessment, evaluation, strategic planning, implementation, and monitoring. Whether it be at global, national, industry, state, precinct, portfolio or building level – our team provide expert advice and clarity to achieve net zero and decarbonisation goals.

Sustainable Portfolio Management 

We advise our clients to achieve sustainable outcomes and
ESG alignment across their portfolio of existing assets, new developments and acquisitions – providing emissions scenario modelling, economic feasibility, value creation, and economic impact of sustainability interventions and investment decisions.

A multi-disciplinary collaboration bringing together a range of experts, our sustainable portfolio management integrates energy, emissions, economics, financial benefits, social value, climate transition risks and ESG frameworks.

Financing for future projects, developments and retrofits is highly dependent on showcasing sustainability and ESG credentials. ESG corporate reporting and climate related mandatory disclosure significantly impacts on value. We can help to optimise a client’s portfolio through decarbonisation, economics and measurement.

Smart and Sustainable Places

Take a look at our ‘Smart and Sustainable Places’ service page to learn how we guide our clients through the development and execution of their place-based sustainability strategies.

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