Avison Young is powered by people, and we have a strong passion for and commitment to creating economic, environmental and social impact wherever we operate. We published our global ESG vision and strategy in 2022 and are pleased to share the progress we made in that calendar year.

This report summarizes our performance alongside perspectives from our people on the topics that matter most to us – climate action, diversity, equity, inclusion and community impact.

As we progress, we will continue to share our challenges, learnings and achievements along the way. We do this in the spirit of transparency, cooperation and collaboration – knowing that the more we all share, the further we’ll go together.

This article is part of our 2022 Impact Report

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Our strategy and performance

It’s been a year since we launched our global strategy, and we’re so proud to share our journey with you. In this section, our CEO Mark Rose, COO Martin Dockrill and Global ESG Director Jon Gibson share their perspectives on our journey so far, why being transparent is so important to us and what we’re looking forward to in the future.

We also set out our global priorities and goals alongside how we’re doing and some of the highlights. Plus, we’ve outlined the impact and influence we have to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Our strategic priorities

Explore our progress and perspectives on our strategic priorities. Hear from our business leaders and subject-matter experts around the world on how we’re creating impact in each of these areas.

Climate action and urban resilience

See how we’re tracking toward reducing emissions to meet our net zero target, how we’re embracing green buildings and helping our clients manage risk, reward and resiliency.

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Diversity, equity and inclusion

An overview of our goals and progress for talent attraction and knowledge, DE&I, employee engagement, wellbeing and sustainable living.

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Community impact

In this section, we have set goals and objectives to help us make a positive impact on the communities we operate in. 

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A tribute: Ted Avison

On December 23, 2022, Ted Avison, one of the founders of our company, passed away at the age of 90. Ted was a visionary and Canadian business icon whose energy and passion transformed the commercial real estate landscape in Canada.

Honouring someone who had such an enormous impact on so many, our 2022 Impact Report is a fitting place to include this tribute to Ted.

In partnership: Women Photograph

This year, Avison Young has partnered with Women Photograph and engaged some of their incredible photojournalists to capture powerful portraits of our people and at the same time, shine a light on gender equality – a shared challenge for our industries.

Find out more about this initiative, and meet our photographers.

About our company

Avison Young (Canada) Inc. is a global real estate firm that is owned by its operating Principals. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, we have 5000 employees and operations in 17 countries.