Harnessing our built environment and programme delivery experience, we define a tangible, durable and cost-effective path to net zero for our clients, and deliver transformational change to achieve their commitments.
Against the backdrop of the growing climate crisis, leading companies from all sectors are making pledges to reach net zero within relatively short horizons. More than 20 percent of the world's largest corporates, with sales of more than $14tn, have now committed to net zero targets, but the roadmap to meet those commitments is often unclear.
For teams responsible for capital investments across diverse and complex portfolios – whether a tech company, government body, financial institution or a manufacturing business – they are facing an unprecedented challenge to decarbonise in a cost-effective and coordinated way.
Our approach to net zero
We translate our clients' net zero commitments into a deliverable plan, grounded in commercial and carbon assurance. We apply a cross-discipline approach to deliver outcomes and drive consistency across the programme.
With a programme led approach, supported by our experts in sustainability, we connect strategy with delivery, setting out a coherent and practical plan that can be put into action across the organisation and accelerate progress towards net zero goals.
Our programmatic approach breaks a complex problem down into manageable tasks, to provide the visibility, consistency and control our clients' needs along their journey.
Deep bench of 200+ sustainability experts and 8000+ built environment professionals across 49 countries, delivering capability and capacity which is fully scalable to large-scale decarbonisation programmes.
Leveraging our 75+ year heritage in programme, cost and commercial management, we effectively combine both capital and carbon expertise to drive strong commercial outcomes alongside net zero progress.
Data and insight
Industry-leading technical and operational data, best practice and insight, driven through with our tried and tested delivery models and sustainability centre of excellence that shapes policy and industry-wide change.
Project case studies
From shaping global strategies to reach net zero commitments, to retrofitting assets and delivering large-scale decarbonisation programmes – our experience spans all aspects of net zero for the built environment.
Shell Real Estate Zero by Thirty programme, Global
Shell Real Estate aims to decarbonise its global real estate portfolio of corporate offices and campuses by 2030 using a sustainability programme called ‘Zero by Thirty’.
Greater London Authority – Retrofit Accelerator Programmes, UK
The Greater London Authority’s Retrofit Accelerator programmes are breaking new ground as part of the Mayor of London’s ambitious agenda to make the capital a zero-carbon city.
Perspectives on net zero
Here’s a selection of our latest net zero intelligence and insights from our sustainability and programme delivery experts.
To drive sustainability, we need to harness the power of procurement
Five key steps to harness the power of procurement to successfully deliver sustainability and social value targets, underpinned in our new sustainable procurement service.
Making net-zero construction commercially viable
As the global real estate industry grapples with rising costs triggered by supply chain disruption, clients face tough decisions to keep their projects on track and on budget.
Does net zero signal the start of the refurbishment era?
Against the backdrop of the climate emergency, the demand for net zero carbon buildings is increasing.
Accelerating global real estate decarbonisation
Regardless of the outcome of COP26 in Glasgow, one thing is certain: governments alone cannot fix the climate crisis. Businesses have a critical role to play in accelerating the pace and scale of change.
Develop a pragmatic net zero strategy aligned with the business landscape and wider corporate objectives, taking a holistic view to validate carbon baseline and define opportunities for change. Develop a pragmatic net zero strategy aligned with the business landscape and wider corporate objectives, taking a holistic view to validate carbon baseline and define opportunities for change.
Organise and prioritise quantified interventions to develop a year-by-year net zero roadmap that is affordable and deliverable within a model with the right governance and accountability to execute the strategy.
Drive improved carbon performance using programme management approaches to develop and implement repeatable solutions, while assuring delivery against the roadmap milestones.
We’re proud to collaborate with government to scale up this necessary work and help increase the quality and speed of net-zero retrofit projects. Together with Turner & Townsend, we’re enabling social housing providers to cut carbon emissions and reduce heating costs for thousands of homes, tackling the climate emergency and the growing issue of fuel poverty. Shirley Rodrigues London’s Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy