Tishman Speyer approached us to explore innovative ways of engaging with their key internal and external audiences. Arup’s sustainability experts worked alongside the firm to deliver effective and compelling reporting that communicates sustainability commitments and performance to their tenants, investors, and stakeholders.

Tishman Speyer owns and manages some of the world’s most iconic and prestigious buildings, including New York’s Rockefeller Centre and Sao Paulo’s Torre Norte. Their approach to asset management is underpinned by sustainability practices, and our role was to bring their sustainability story to the forefront. 

Arup combined forces with Tishman Speyer on a series of online case studies to showcase their property’s sustainability credentials and have designed their global corporate sustainability report since 2014. Our technical understanding of issues such as climate change, carbon management, energy, wellbeing, and international standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), enable us to frame their reports to strengthen their credentials. 

We simplified Tishman Speyer’s sustainability reporting through eye-catching design and clear, comprehensive content. The reports and case studies demonstrate the environmental and social outcomes of sustainability initiatives, bringing technical information to life. 

Clear climate strategies, planning and reporting

Clarity is key to successful reporting. To enable effective communication throughout Tishman Speyer’s sustainability priorities and outcomes, we combined our technical experience in sustainability with our communications and graphic design expertise. The reports created for Tishman Speyer have embraced digital, including interactive imagery and embedded videos, marking a step change in their reporting format to ensure information is accessible and inclusive for all.

Arup continuously shares expertise and knowledge of current and future sustainability trends to aid in the quality and completeness of Tishman Speyer’s disclosures on environmental, social and governance issues. This helps to measure progress and clarify priorities and objectives on key sustainability topics. 

Aligning data insights and analytics

Data collection and analysis across environmental, social and governance indicators was a crucial part of the project. Throughout the data collection process, we aligned our structure with the principles of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The data was used to create a series of infographics to demonstrate progress against objectives, material topics and significant themes.

A materiality review underpinned this process, including consideration of tenant and investor surveys, market trends, and peer benchmarking for sustainability issues. Arup worked with Tishman Speyer to identify and prioritise the material issues, subsequently mapped to the UN’s global Sustainable Development Goals. This set the agenda for future action and sustainability reporting.

Arup has been a fantastic partner over the last six years in helping Tishman Speyer tell the story of our Sustainability and ESG strategies and successes.

We value their flexibility of approach, availability of technical resource and expertise in visual communications and their ability to respond to ad hoc requests. 

Jonathan Flaherty

Senior Director, Sustainability and Utilities, Tishman Speyer