Our impact

Optimising commercial and social benefit

With a track record of over 340 years, we develop, manage and invest with a purpose of improving property and places to deliver lasting commercial and social benefit, optimising both outcomes to benefit our communities and the environment.

Whether in relation to reducing the impact of the built environment on the planet, or finding ways to manage how digital disruption is threatening established business models within our sector, we are engaged in developing our own response to these challenges.

We are doing so by identifying opportunities where we can show leadership to make a positive impact both commercially and socially. We aim to be far-sighted in our actions; engaged and deeply understanding of the issues and dynamics affecting the local communities we are part of; and more effective and impactful in our work because of the international experience we share and can benefit from.

Delivering lasting social benefit

We have three main objectives when it comes to making a positive societal impact that focus on improving property, respecting the environment and positively impacting communities.

Delivering lasting commercial benefit

In achieving our goals, we aim to optimise the social benefit with strong commercial performance. Only by being commercially sustainable can our activities that provide social benefit be lasting.

Our performance

How did we provide commercial and social benefit last year? Please watch a short film explaining what guides our investment approach and take a look at our latest Annual Review. 

Learn about the positive impact our international projects are already having or are aiming to deliver once fully realised.

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