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17 Feb. 2016 | Comments (0)

By Matteo Tonello, Managing Director, Corporate Leadership at The Conference Board Almost one-third of global companies report having a green building policy, according to research conducted by The Conference Board in collaboration with Bloomberg and GRI. Data for 2014 show 29 percent of S&P Global 1200 companies reported having such a policy, up from 26 percent in 2013. This is consistent with growing demand for green building as companies seek more sustainable approaches to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of buildings. The increased adoption of green building practices can have a significant impact on global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, as buildings use about 40 percent of global energy and are responsible for about one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. Download the key findings to learn more about the current state of corporate sustainability disclosure. Sustainability Practices and the full Corporate Intelligence portfolio are complimentary to members of The Conference Board. A fee may apply to non-members. Do not hesitate to contact me for questions on our benchmarks. To learn more about our member benefits, email us at
  • About the Author:Matteo Tonello

    Matteo Tonello

    Matteo Tonello is managing director at The Conference Board. In his role, Tonello advises members of The Conference Board on issues of corporate governance, risk management, corporate sustainability a…

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