Sustainability

HOW CAN YOU MAKE PROJECTS MORE SUSTAINABLE?

From strategy to implementation, we will work closely with you to deliver your sustainability ambitions.

Sustainability, ESG & Social Value Consultancy

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Sustainability, ESG & Social Value Consultancy

We are at a pivotal moment as the world approaches climate and ecological limits, and as understanding of sustainability and ESG impacts evolves rapidly. Now is the time for us to act on net zero delivery, prepare for physical climate risks, understand our material ESG risks and opportunities, protect and enhance biodiversity, and maximise our contributions to social value as we transition to a greener economy. With 40% of global carbon emissions linked to buildings, RLB’s grounding in the built environment, as well as our world-leading cost expertise, sets apart our ESG, climate change, ecology and social value consultancy services. We are here to help you – at asset, organisational and community levels.

Meet your ESG objectives

Increasingly complex global sustainability and resilience risks, regulatory requirements and investor scrutiny are driving ESG and sustainability strategies up the agenda. Successful implementation needs to align with business priorities to create engagement among stakeholders. Our ESG experts can help you develop the approach that is right for you, providing strategic advice combined with technical consultancy. We offer comprehensive support across ESG topics, including nature and biodiversity consultancy, enabling you to go beyond risk assessment and deliver real, positive impact.

Keep your estate on the path to net zero

Green building accreditations such as BREEAM, LEED and SKA are linked to increases in property valuations of as much as 18%, making them key to ensuring you are climate resilient and on the path to net zero. From planning and design through to construction and operation, RLB provides support and guidance to developers, clients and design teams. We help hundreds of different organisations to implement leading green standards within tight project timescales and budgets, ensuring compliance and the delivery of societal benefits.

Deliver sustainable business solutions

Climate change action is critical for assets, organisations and communities – from carbon calculation and reporting to net zero pathways and climate action plans. Effective action should consider the risks and opportunities that climate change poses, and the tailored support from our sustainability experts will help you meet this challenge. Simplifying the challenges and complexities involved, we will work with you to deliver sustainable business solutions for a low-carbon world.

Create social value that you can count

Beyond time, cost and quality, we believe in measuring impact on people and planet. New ways of accounting for broader impacts of our activity are changing the way we make decisions, and greater understanding of the social return on investment leads to longer-term resilience and sustainability. RLB’s social value and green economy services can support your societal benefit calculations and business case appraisals, helping you manage your economic transition and contribute to a greener society.

Experience & Capabilities

Empowering success through expertise

  • Biodiversity Consultancy

  • Climate Change Adaptation

  • Embodied Carbon Calculation, Assessment and Guidance

  • ESG and Sustainability Consultancy

  • Green Building Accreditations

  • Green Economy Services

  • Net Zero, Climate Action and Carbon Management

  • Social Value Consultancy

Value & Impact

How we’ve helped others meet their challenges

UNITED KINGDOM

NET ZERO RETAIL FIT-OUT

Guiding NatWest towards net zero


We developed a strategic roadmap for achieving net zero carbon across the retail estate of NatWest, one of the UK’s biggest banks. Our approach, which embedded sustainability into NatWest’s branch refurbishment programme, has already delivered significant carbon reductions, setting a new standard for sustainability in the retail banking sector.

“The RLB sustainability team showed us what holistic good practice looks like when it came to a roadmap towards target net zero. Their knowledge of sustainability within the built environment is very strong, and their innovative approaches have set the bar for our sustainable fit-out practices going forward.”

Andrew Taylor

Design Manager, Retail Design, People and Transformation, NatWest Group

Sustainability

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FURTHER INFORMATION:

Heather Evans
Heather Evans

Partner – National Head of Sustainability