publication . Article . 2016

An exploratory study of Europe’s leading commercial property companies

Jones, Peter; Hillier, David; Comfort, Daphne;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2016 Journal: Journal of European Real Estate Research, volume 9, pages 147-170 (issn: 1753-9269, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Emerald
  • Country: United Kingdom
Purpose The purposes of this paper are to provide a preliminary examination of the extent to which Europe’s leading commercial property companies are embracing the concept of materiality and commissioning independent external assurance as part of their sustainability reporting processes and to offer some wider reflections on materiality and external assurance in sustainability reporting. Design/methodology/approach The paper begins with an introduction to corporate sustainability, an outline of the European property market and of the drivers for, and challenges to, sustainability for property companies and a review of the characteristics of materiality and exter...
free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, Accounting, Finance, Sustainability organizations, Project commissioning, business.industry, business, Economics, Stakeholder, Materiality (auditing), Real estate, Corporate sustainability, Sustainability reporting, Sustainability, HF5001_Business, HF5387_Ethics
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