If you work in the commercial real estate space in North America, you know the name of Boston Properties. As one of the largest owners, managers, and developers of Class A office properties in the US, BXP is a leader in creating innovative, sustainable offices in 5 major markets: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
And, most recently, the Boston Properties team received its GRESB Results. Some quick numbers from Boston Properties:
- 7th consecutive Green Star recognition
- Highest GRESB 5-star rating
- #3 in US Office
- In the top 8% of 874 worldwide participants
Boston Properties’ technology- and data-driven ESG efforts are led by Ben Myers, Director of Sustainability, who is constantly looking for the best sustainability practices to incorporate into the companies’ strategy. According to Ben, “Institutional investors, the community, our customers, and even our own employees wanted the company to have a firm stance in environmental social performance.” So, he made that happen.
Ben took on his role with the goal of developing a culture of sustainability leadership, from the boardroom to the boiler room. From incorporating science-based targets, to following the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, to exceeding reduction goals, to numerous awards and recognition for its ESG leadership, Boston Properties’ Sustainability Team has been sure to make Ben’s goal a reality.
“I think about sustainability as long-term prosperity, not only for the organization, but for the communities where we’re involved.”