JLL’s President and CEO, Colin Dyer speaks to US Congress panel about sustainability initiatives

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On April 10, 2014, JLL’s President and CEO Colin Dyer headed to Washington, DC to speak in front of the Senate Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change. Highlights include how the firm’s efforts to combat climate change benefit the environment and the economy.

Colin’s visit coincided with the one-year anniversary of the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy’s (BICEP) launch of the Climate Declaration, which encourages Congress to make policies that combat climate change while boosting the economy. JLL was one of the first signatories of the Climate Declaration; it now has more than 750 signatures.

To mark this anniversary, BICEP members agreed to hold a briefing for the Senate Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change to demonstrate corporate leadership on sustainability. Colin was joined by executives from Mars, Sprint, VF Corporation and IKEA as he highlighted JLL’s commitment to sustainability:

  • Last year, JLL helped clients reduce their collective greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 12 million metric tons and saved clients more than $2.5 billion of energy costs.
  • JLL’s management of New York’s Empire State Building retrofit alone created 200 new jobs.
  • Through the end of 2017, JLL’s goals per employee are to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and office energy use by 10 percent, and reduce its occupied space by 8 percent.

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Watch Colin’s briefing before the Senate Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change here (his briefing begins at 28:45).

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