Chris Ireland, JLL UK Chief Executive Officer shares insight on speaking the language of the C-Suite at #ECRCEU
October 19th 2016
Chris Ireland, JLL UK Chief Executive Officer shares insight on speaking the language of the C-Suite in an organization and quantifying environmental and social impact of sustainability programmes in financial terms, at the 10th Annual CR Reporting & Communications Summit starting today, at the Ethical Corporation Conference. Chris Ireland focuses on how to link sustainability to business performance and educate the 200 sustainability professionals in attendance on how to gain C-Level buy in for this work.
At the Ethical Corporation Conference, Ireland provides practical advice about how to link sustainability to business performance and drive both tangible and intangible benefits. As Ireland mentions, “JLL is already seeing the tangible impact of its sustainability programme on its business performance in terms of increased revenue opportunities and positive client feedback. Equally important for me, is the intangible impact generated in terms of uplifting brand awareness, increasing employee engagement and fostering business innovation.”
Chris Ireland outlines JLL’s Building a Better Tomorrow sustainability leadership program and shares details about the key motivations, and early successes, with the goal of helping sustainability professionals win buy in from their own business leaders. Chris Ireland explains that “JLL is committed to embedding sustainability in everything it does as a business. It’s an aspirational goal and JLL is fully committed to it because sustainability is a business imperative for us.”
Through Building a Better Tomorrow, JLL aims to achieve its vision of becoming the most sustainable real estate services firm globally, realizing our significant opportunity to make buildings and cities where people thrive. This means sustaining our business over the long term by successfully managing our financial, environmental, and social risks and opportunities, and helping our clients do the same. Not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it adds lasting value to clients, employees, shareholders, communities and our industry.”
To find out more about Building a Better Tomorrow or to hear Chris Ireland talk on video, which will be available to all Ethical Corporation subscribers, please contact JLL or EC using the details below:
+44 (0)207 399 5161