Photography by Aaina Sharma courtesy of Unsplash
Avison Young 2022 Impact Report

Community impact

In this section, we have set goals and objectives to help us make a positive impact on the communities we operate in, defined as the people and places that form part of each community.

This is where we track our progress in the areas of social value and community impact.

Our highlights

  • We partnered with the World Economic Forum on the creation of an Urban Transformation Taskforce.
  • We created our own Impact Framework to help drive our own activity as well as shape client projects.
  • People from over 80 offices participated in our Annual Day of Giving, resulting in over 5,200 hours of time towards charitable causes.

Our KPIs

To measure and report progress against our global ESG strategy, these are the current KPIs that we have adopted or plan to adopt and disclose externally in this report and other reporting channels. In some cases, we are measuring KPIs internally while we set up data collection processes and evaluate the data.

Number of hours on volunteering projects
Number of offices participating in volunteering projects
Create impact framework for our operations and clients

Stories of impact

The rise of social value in real estate

Social value is a contextual and constantly moving target. Real estate has little value in an unhealthy economy and society, says Eime Tobari.

Read more

People for place: partnerships for positive impact

We’re the people for place, using our unique skills, capabilities, alongside our public and private sector relationships. Hear from Nick Walkley and Jo Davis.

Read more

Introducing a taskforce for good

Demand for collaboration to drive social value and urban regeneration spurs Avison Young and World Economic Forum to launch a taskforce for good. Let Eime Tobari and Emily Ives share more.

Read more

Creating impact through action

In 2022, people from over 80 AY offices spent the day volunteering, contributing more than 5,200 hours of their time to community organizations.

Read more

A vision for impact

If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that our quality of life really matters. Arlene Dedier and her team are stepping up to solve some of Canada’s biggest challenges – an aging population and the housing crisis.

Read more

A transformative ‘town square’

It’s Bootle’s time to shine, as The Strand Shopping Centre undergoes enormous urban transformation with a little help from Avison Young.

Read more

Building a place of abundance, happiness and positivity

The Avison Young Project Management team and YWCA Edmonton came together to create a well-designed, hybrid workspace and instead built something so much more, a community.

Read more

What to do with an abandoned power plant

For nearly 100 years, the coal-fired power plant on the shore of Lake Erie in the city of Avon Lake, Ohio has served as an economic backbone to the city, providing jobs to residents and significant tax revenues for city service and local schools. What happens now?

Read more

This article is part of our 2022 Impact Report

Download the full report