Embracing an ESG-focused framework for asset master planning
ISG brought together guests from the public sector and strategic private sector partners, that collaborate closely with local and national government bodies. The panellists were from Alliance Leisure, AECOM, NHS England, Welsh Government and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation. The event was chaired by Colin Hamilton, Sector Director for Health at ISG, with contributions from Ross Wood, Group Head of Sustainability at ISG.
Ross provided an introduction to ISG’s latest research, “Our new report seeks to change how we visualise economic growth and opportunity across the UK, and for the public sector, it’s about recognising the impact of policy decisions and learning from similar regional experiences.”
The framework seeks to create a more holistic view of valuation and is organised into three pillars: environmental and social factors, people and workforce factors, and traditional financial and commercial factors. The results from these holistic metrics show a map of untapped opportunity across communities the length and breadth of the UK.
In summary, the panel recognised the common threads around collaboration and partnership between public and private sectors in maximising the wider value of property assets. For some, the research provided validation for existing approaches, for others it’s holistic focus presented opportunities for further discussions with partners to unlock value and drive investment. What is clearly evident is the appetite and ambition from all participants to look beyond traditional evaluation measures and embrace an ESG-focused framework for asset master planning.
Read the full write up here or watch the webinar highlights and download a copy of the report here.