Veris Residential names head of sustainability, ESG amid release of new report

Veris Residential Inc. has named a new senior vice president and head of sustainability and environmental, social and governance, as it unveils a report detailing its progress in those areas since the real estate investment trust rebranded and revamped its platform.

ESG: An effective agent for positive change and a profitable ROI for CRE

What is ESG — or environmental, social and governance? It is basically a framework to assess how a commercial real estate portfolio manages risks and opportunities resulting from shifting conditions, market and otherwise, to environmental, social and economic systems. Environmental criteria address a company’s impact on and stewardship of the environment. Social criteria refer to how a company manages relationships with and creates value for stakeholders, such as customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders. Governance criteria refer to a company’s leadership and management philosophy, practices, policies, internal controls and shareholder rights, including diversity, equity and inclusion and transparency of procedures and decision-making.  

Blackstone logistics, clean energy firms detail solar panel projects across New Jersey portfolio

A pair of Blackstone affiliates have unveiled plans to build rooftop solar panels across a portfolio of New Jersey warehouses, bringing renewable energy to some 10,000 homes in the state.

Langan adds ESG consulting, due diligence practice for M&A clients

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services has added a team of consultants focused on due diligence for environmental, social and governance issues, as it looks to serve an area of growing importance to major corporations.