Gregory Borel shares a useful checklist for CEOs who are committed to moving towards NetZero and taking the necessary transformative steps.
For Commercial Real Estate leaders, the starting point on net-zero is often the ambition: we need to be net-zero by… 2030? 2040? with some of the detailed thinking left for later.
This does not mean starting from scratch: most will have a baseline, a design track record sprinkled with BREEAM awards, some depth in energy efficiency and renewables production and sourcing, etc.
What might be missing is a unified view from strategy to execution, a gap that will later scupper your plans.
So here is our Transformation Checklist, followed by self-assessment questions to help you spot any gaps:
Strategy: clarity of the vision gets net zero on the rails
Rationale: are your board, executives and wider management aligned on why net zero must be a strategic priority?
Ambition: is your goal detailed enough to provide clarity to your plans?
Business case: do you collectively understand the value drivers of net-zero, with initial targets?
If you are missing one of those three, decisions will get derailed later.
Organisation: get the right team for the job
Leadership: does everyone know who is in charge of delivering net-zero, at all levels, and is the leadership walking the talk?
Delivery model: have you mapped the required capabilities and decided what you should be able to do yourself?
Capability development: how will you get the right people and skills to deliver?
If any of the above is unclear, delivery will be slow, sub-optimal, and costly.
Read the full article, CEO memo: the Net Zero transformation checklist, on Ampersand.Partners.