Sponsor Spotlight: Avison Young
At Avison Young, we match top talent with top tools, partner with our clients, and innovate to deliver economic, social, and environmental value. Armed with experience, knowledge, and industry-leading resources, we empower our clients to see the existing and changing conditions in which they operate to get the most out of their strategies, properties, portfolios, and investments. This is where Avison Young and our professionals are positioned to lead and exceed expectations – to deliver spaces and places that help businesses, employees and communities be their best.
What originally drew you to sponsor Edmonton CREW?
Avison Young is proud to be a returning sponsor of Edmonton CREW for many years. As a company who is powered by people, we're proud to stand with both Edmonton CREW and CREW Network to demonstrate our commitment to advancing women and increasing diversity within our walls and in the industry. Sponsorship of CREW aligns perfectly with Avison Young’s existing efforts to “walk the talk” of DEI and commit to the critical diversity and inclusion our industry needs.
Tell us about a project, program, or initiative that your company will be working on in 2022.
Current global ESG policy is focused on real estate as buildings are responsible for more than a third of all emissions and global energy consumption. Initiatives such as decarbonization commitments are being driven for both new and existing buildings. For Avison Young, ESG informs and is embedded into all our decisions, leveraging our pilot technology to help guide our clients.
We are moving the needle from simply measuring our ESG performance to ensuring ESG metrics inform the best practices embedded in how we prioritize and deliver our services and how we guide our clients. Adopting a global, unified ESG approach, we are implementing and piloting a range of complementary property technologies that support our customers and our own teams in reaching our ambitious ESG goals and carbon reduction targets.