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Placed a sustainability secondee within the Business Support Unit (BSU) unit of a global banking group.

 

OVERVIEW

  • Jones Lang LaSalle placed a sustainability secondee within the Business Support Unit (BSU) unit of a global banking group. 
  • Supported by the expertise and know-how of the firm’s sustainability team in London, the secondee is responsible for coordinating the BSU Corporate Sustainability initiative in its early stages of development, and putting in place processes that will facilitate its ongoing implementation.

OBJECTIVES

  • Facilitate development of a BSU sustainability strategy which meets the global banking group’s commitments to sustainability.
  • Review and roll out existing good practice to maximise quick wins based on lessons already learnt and tools already available.
  • Provide colleagues with training and guidance. 
  • Coordinate all sustainability activity and enable BSU to report on its sustainability performance in due course, based on measurable improvements and achievements.
  • Explore opportunities to integrate sustainability into the active management of assets.
  • Coordinate data collection process to establish the business unit’s baseline performance against agreed key performance indicators, and compare this with relevant benchmarks where possible.

RESULTS

  • A strong governance structure has been created to facilitate continued development of the corporate sustainability programme.
  • BSU representation within key global banking group sustainability initiatives ensures a coordinated approach to implementing the sustainability strategy.
  • Buy-in achieved from colleagues across all levels of the organisation.

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