We're living in a society that places ever increasing demands on governments and corporations to do more to preserve the planet. We are also seeing the next generation of young people showing their passion and commitment to preserving the environment for the future and if we are to attract the best talent into our industry, we need to show that this is a profession that embraces sustainability and a responsible approach to business.
Our Value the Planet campaign promotes the preservation of the planet through the implementation of the UN's sustainable development goals. We encourage our professionals to implement the SDGs. The campaign also offers us a great opportunity to highlight the public interest responsibility of RICS and demonstrate the benefits that the surveying profession provides in offering solutions to society's most challenging issues.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a model for addressing the most important economic, social and environmental challenges of our time.
Governments cannot achieve these goals on their own which is why the UN is calling on organisations around the world to align their operations with these goals. As a participant of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, RICS is committed to supporting delivery of the SDGs within our sector. The built environment is a major force for achieving the SDGs and RICS has joined forces with the UN Global Compact to drive awareness and action in support of achieving the SDGs by 2030.
How has Deloitte's new UK and North West Europe headquarters established itself as a sustainable, energy-efficient building?
The RICS Social Impact Awards recognise the built environment's positive and transformational contribution to society.
We are now receiving entries. Projects and initiatives in all sectors are judged based on their contribution to making a positive impact and adding value to society. Criteria covers human, social and environmental impact as well as collaboration and innovation.
Closing date for entries: 5pm on 31 January 2020.
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