Rethink What Matters

Paul Freudenberg of Awardaroo!

We need to rethink what matters in our lives and in business if we are to address today’s climate and cost of living challenges, low levels of productivity and happiness, health and well-being. It’s a positive, fun and engaging podcast with a serious purpose. Join in, help make a difference or get in touch at read less


ESG Design: Khuzema Hussain of Collective Works Discusses ESG Design
ESG Design: Khuzema Hussain of Collective Works Discusses ESG Design
ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles are increasingly becoming central considerations in the design and construction of built environments. This paradigm shift reflects a growing recognition of the interconnectedness between human activities, the environment, and societal well-being. ESG design in the built environment seeks to integrate sustainability, social equity, and ethical governance practices into every stage of a project's lifecycle.At its core, ESG design emphasises environmental stewardship by minimising resource consumption, reducing carbon emissions, and preserving ecosystems. Architects and urban planners are incorporating passive design strategies, renewable energy systems, and green infrastructure to mitigate the environmental impact of buildings and communities. This approach not only promotes ecological resilience but also enhances the quality of life for occupants.Social considerations are integral to ESG design, addressing issues of inclusivity, accessibility, and community engagement. Designers strive to create spaces that are welcoming, safe, and conducive to social interaction, catering to diverse needs and demographics. This involves prioritising equitable access to amenities, public transportation, and green spaces, fostering a sense of belonging and cohesion within neighborhoods.Moreover, governance principles play a crucial role in ensuring transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct throughout the development process. Stakeholder engagement, ethical sourcing of materials, and adherence to regulatory standards are fundamental aspects of ESG design and construction practices.