Embarking on ESG & Partnering for Success

By RCG Group

RCG Group believes that implementing a strong ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategy is not only the right thing to do, but essential for our long-term success. Here’s how ESG aligns with our goals:

  • Risk management and resilience: By proactively addressing environmental changes, regulatory shifts and social issues, we can build a more resilient company.
  • Enhanced reputation: Demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility strengthens our brand reputation, leading to improved stakeholder relationships and customer loyalty.
  • Access to capital: With investors increasingly prioritizing ESG factors, a robust strategy can attract conscious investors and potentially lower our cost of capital.
  • Operational efficiency: Implementing ESG initiatives often leads to better resource management, energy efficiency and waste reduction, resulting in cost savings and profitability.
  • Tenant and customer demand: Customers and tenants are increasingly seeking spaces that align with their values. Strong ESG practices can help us attract and retain them.
  • Innovation and differentiation: Focusing on ESG can drive innovation in areas like building design, renewable energy and sustainable construction practices, setting us apart from competitors.
  • Long-term value creation: By considering the environmental and social impacts of our operations, we position ourselves for sustained success in the evolving market.
  • Employee engagement and talent attraction: A strong ESG strategy fosters a positive company culture, attracting and retaining top talent who are passionate about sustainability.
  • Community impact: Responsible development practices contribute positively to the communities we serve, through job creation, improved infrastructure and sustainable development.

Why we chose TurnLeaf Consulting for our ESG journey
Choosing the right partner for this crucial long-term initiative was no small feat. Here’s what led us to TurnLeaf:

  • Expertise and practical approach: ESG can be overwhelming, and we appreciated TurnLeaf’s clear and rational approach to formulating a customized strategy for us.
  • Industry recommendations: Receiving a positive endorsement from a respected local real estate development company solidified our confidence in TurnLeaf’s capabilities.
  • Building relationships: Having our Director share a professional connection with TurnLeaf’s principal, Jennifer Davis, through their involvement in BOMA’s Energy & Environment Committee, fostered a sense of trust and understanding.

The road ahead: a phased approach
We anticipate the formulation of our ESG strategy to take approximately one year. The first phase involves:

  • Materiality assessment: Identifying the most significant environmental, social and governance issues relevant to our business and stakeholders.
  • Baseline assessment: Evaluating our current practices in each ESG pillar.
  • Goal setting and strategies: Identifying areas for improvement and defining actionable strategies aligned with ESG principles.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Gathering feedback and insights from our stakeholders, including employees, tenants and investors.
  • Governance structure: Establishing a clear framework for overseeing, implementing and monitoring our ESG strategy.

Moving forward with transparency
RCG Group is committed to transparency throughout this process. While some details, like specific metrics and the full leadership team’s involvement, are still being determined, we will continue to share updates and engage with our stakeholders as the project progresses.