ESG For Cities
Cities, Regional councils can lead the fight for a better world and use the principles of ESG as the guidebook. Cities / or Regional Councils have a big advantage and are in a prime position to lead this.
They have a direct relationship with people in the cities – through the provision of services, charging rates, water, and building and Urban Renewal. Not only people but businesses – small and big – Supermarkets, Shopping Centers, Industries and Farming.
So, Let’s break down ESG For Cities
E · Water, Energy, Air Quality, · Waste to Energy , Recycling, Building Codes , Smart Grids · Encourage Net Zero Build, New net Zero Neighborhoods · Transport
S · Increase the Social standing of its population, create income opportunities, Look at Food Waste and better options for food recycling and lower prices · Providing lower Cost housing – not only build = ongoing die to better Eco design
G · Providing transparency · Requires measurement & reporting with real-time analytics to highlight efficiency · Taxes for polluters · Managing Climate & social risks · Incentives for good behaviour · Education
The basic premise is that ESG Innovation which improves Energy Efficiency, and savings for people, and increases business opportunities, is not a burden. ESG does not conflict with other aims.
So, where to start? UN SDG 11 – is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal11
The case for ESG in the City
Cities, Regional councils can lead the fight for a better world and use the principles of ESG as the guidebook. Cities represent a big Frontier for ESG, Energy & Waste & Green Build.