Advancing Responsible Business Practices in Land, Construction, Real Estate Use and Investment

Since its inception in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact has called on companies everywhere to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally-accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals. By doing so, business can help work towards the vision of a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to people, communities and markets. This report identifies some of the most critical issues facing the real estate sector, broken down into the three-key real estate life cycle phases – Development, Use, and Recovery – and proposes the corresponding actions to embed responsible business practices, illustrated by good practice case studies from around the world.