I am so proud of our team’s unwavering focus on creating environmental and social impact through their decisions, actions and client work. At Avison Young, we understand that the challenges facing people and the planet are constantly evolving and require our collective attention and collaboration. In our report last year, I talked about the need for immediate and impactful action, drawing attention to the unique opportunity the real estate industry has to lead change.
Since then, we’ve made progress against our commitment to achieve net zero in our workplaces globally by 2040, leveraging the skills, expertise and knowledge of our teams to create new policies and bring them to life in our offices around the world. We continued to partner with our clients on their net zero journeys, sharing our knowledge and experiences along the way, helping them navigate economic headwinds to emerge ready for the future.
In addition to our environmental initiatives, we have made strides in addressing social challenges. The increasing prominence of social value considerations in corporate thinking is changing the viability equation for urban regeneration projects and our teams around the world are proactively rising to this challenge. We recognize that no single organization can tackle these complex challenges alone. Collaboration is key to driving sustainable solutions and achieving lasting impact. In that spirit, we have actively engaged with stakeholders from various sectors, including government bodies, city leaders, non-profit organizations, and fellow real estate industry leaders. We continued our active involvement with the World Economic Forum, signing on to their 10 Green Building Principles, and kickstarting the development of a Taskforce for Urban Transformation.
Thank you for exploring the initiatives and perspectives presented in our 2022 Impact Report. The achievements and progress outlined here would not have been possible without the unwavering dedication of our employees and the support of our clients and stakeholders. Together, we can make a meaningful difference and leave a positive legacy for generations to come.
Chairman and CEO