Archive | March, 2011

A step towards a green economy

Posted by: Elisabeth Filkin EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services When I read the Government’s recently released vision for ‘Mainstreaming Sustainable Development’ I found myself somewhat sceptical of the proposal put forward, in particular its patchy and inconsistent approach. This week’s budget presented the first real opportunity since the release of this document for the government to [...]

Taking sustainability global

Posted by: Dan Probst Energy and Sustainability Large companies today must contend with a wide range of energy, sustainability and environmental issues that were practically non-existent 10 years ago. How well are they doing? Not too well, according to new reports from industrial company Ingersoll-Rand and German sustainable investment rating agency oekom research. My takeaway [...]

Telecommuting: Benefit your Employees…and Bottom Line

Posted by: Chris Terrell  Project and Development Services Looking for ways to help clients increase employee health and productivity? But short on solutions? Try telecommuting or ‘workshifting.’ While not a new concept, employers may have difficulty quantifying productivity and sustainability gains for the knowledge workforce. In studies published by the American Psychological Association (APA), the [...]

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Posted by: Peter Belisle Energy and Sustainability, President We announced this week that Jones Lang LaSalle has been named 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, a distinction we also gained in 2010 and 2007. While this has always been cause for celebration in the U.S., we’ve noticed over the past year or so that [...]

Sustainability and MIPIM

Posted by: Julie Hirigoyen Head of EMEA Upstream Sustainability Services Four years ago at a MIPIM that reflected the dizzy heights of the market, I swore to myself never to agree a speaking invitation there again! After all, who would want to sit in a darkened seminar room at the back of the conference centre listening [...]