Real estate and communities

Use our new platform to do the right thing, boost your brand and help you measurably outperform on financial, social and environmental benchmarks.

Increase the efficiency in planning approvals

Planning is a complex and expensive process. An authentic approach to sustainability can improve the level of engagement with stakeholders through the planning and entitlement process. Using One Planet Living has been reducing planning times by up to half saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Boost your Brand

Customer trust is increasingly important. As a developer you need to earn and retain trust. Embedding sustainability and being transparent about your intentions and performance will position you well in the long term.

Attract and Retain Talent

People in the job market, especially millennials, are focusing on purpose and work-life balance. A commitment to sustainability can help you create a sought-after working culture. One study found that morale was 55% better in companies with strong sustainability programs, compared to those with poor ones, and employee loyalty was 38% better.

Be Part of a Global Movement

With its One Planet Living framework, Bioregional has created an international network of organisations – from companies and communities to local authorities and schools – that are working to create a healthier, happier and greener future. There are now more than 100,000 people living and working in or visiting organisations, communities and destinations using One Planet Living.

Attract Investors

Responsible investment is becoming mainstream in fund management. In 2017, BlackRock – the largest investor in the world – released a statement that companies risk losing BlackRock’s support. In Europe, sustainability-themed investments grew by 146% in 2016 (vs 2013), and impact investing – e.g. green bonds; social bonds – grew 385%.

Improve Risk Management

Supply chains are vulnerable to natural disasters and conflict – climate change, water scarcity and poor labour conditions increase this risk. Legislation changes are increasingly rewarding sustainability so proactively adopting a strong sustainability strategy and reporting will ensure your company is ready when more stringent water, waste and energy policies arrive.

Foster Innovation through well-being

Customers are increasing expecting real estate developments to support their health and happiness. You can integrate and communicate how you are supporting sustainable and healthy living (e.g. through facilities for active living, clean energy, smart infrastructure and community creation).

Operate Within the Limits of Our One Planet

One Planet Living needs to be adopted on a global scale, to help us meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and keep global temperature rises within safe limits.