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A building is subject to obsolescence which is a decreasing factor of its market value. Assets will have to comply with environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements to mitigate losses in value.

Managing people in a changing world

Moving beyond their traditional operational role, Human Resources Leaders are being asked to turn their role into a more strategic, cost efficient and effective service delivery partnership. We have experience in HR modernisation in all sectors and advise on all aspects of people sourcing and management, helping you create value through your people.

Sustainable travel: Driving change forward

Luxembourg attracts vast numbers of local and crossborder workers, which creates an increasing need for efficient travel solutions to be implemented in the country. The flip side of the country’s attractiveness is a steady increase in the number of cars on the roads, creating daily traffic jams and delays and having an adverse impact on quality of life as well as on the economy and the environment.

Transport and logistical service provision - Anticipating information disclosure on CO2

Responsible for 33.7% of the CO2 emissions in France in 2010, transportation is the worst offender in terms of greenhouse gas pollution! France is committed to fighting climate change on a national and international level, and has set itself concrete objectives to reduce emissions. In this context, operators now have to inform their clients about the environmental impact of the logistical services they are providing.

Bilan Carbone® - Reduce your carbon footprint

Eighty-five percent of the energy consumed in the world comes from fossil fuels. While consumption increases constantly, reserves are dwindling and cannot be renewed. Their increasing scarcity drives fuel prices higher and higher. In addition, the burning of fossil fuels is the main source of greenhouse gases (GHGs) which cause global warming. Therefore, reducing your reliance on energy becomes a strategic decision.

Les projets de construction sont des opérations complexes, impliquant de nombreux acteurs, et pour lesquels les facteurs de risque sont d’origines multiples : rares sont pourtant les cas où le management des risques est réellement formalisé.

Constructing a greener future

The construction and use of buildings account for over 40% of overall power consumption and over 25% of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. As a result, public policies have been targeting the real estate industry to try to mitigate those effects. EU regulations have set objectives and introduced the market concept of green value in a building’s life-cycle. With energy prices constantly on the rise, improving energy and environmental performance has become a key business imperative.

Today, it is more than ever necessary to communicate effectively on environmental matters and to provide reliable and straightforward answers on environmental issues. Such issues are no longer being raised by consumers alone, with suppliers and investors increasingly demanding environmental accountability. In addition, strict regulations such as the Ecodesign Directive are setting new standards on energy efficiency and environmental performance within the EU.

Renewable Energy Advisory

Renewable energy (e.g. bioenergy, carbon capture and storage, photovoltaics, solar power, wind power and hydro power) is becoming more and more attractive as large institutional investors have been increasingly attracted and exposed to this sector. As a long-term, high-risk and capital intensive investment, renewable energy is a global asset that must be carefully managed in the context of an overall business strategy.

Sustainable business solutions for operational companies

There is an increasing awareness and need for Luxembourg corporate and public institutions to address the broader issues of sustainability, for instance related to climate change, energy efficiency or carbon management. Originally viewed as "nice to do", the market is now driven by voluntary initiatives such as the new ISO 26000 norm for CSR, United Nations Global Compact or Global Reporting Initiative for sustainability reports. Those initiatives aim to consider sustainability as embedded in the company's strategy.

Go green. Stay competitive. - Embracing sustainability to increase the competitiveness of your portfolio

The real estate industry faces increasing pressure to design energyefficient assets and refurbish existing buildings to meet both the growing international and local regulations and market demands to be green. How to protect the competitiveness of your portfolio in such a context?

Green building and Infrastructure - Building a sustainable future

Europe and Luxembourg are progressively moving to more sustainability requirements in the real estate and infrastructure area. Moreover, by 2019, the regulatory landscape will have changed and stakeholders need to anticipate and ensure compliance of their new buildings. In parallel, the value of non-compliant buildings will decrease. On this regard, progena by PwC has designed a dedicated service offering for the Real-Estate and Infrastructure players, assisting them in taking advantage of this new landscape. More particularly, it can assist them in measuring the dual obsolescence of their real-estate portfolio, both in terms of building valuation and market trend impact.

Sustainability for Banks - An impact to your business that needs to be managed

The recent financial crisis has put the Financial Services sector under the spotlight. The activities of Banks and other Financial Services Institutions are more than ever under scrutiny, not only by the local and international Regulators, but also by a wider public including clients, employees and investors.

Why Sustainability is essential for Private Equity Houses?

Sustainability has become an essential part of investment strategies as it might impact significantly the performance of portfolio,and, therefore, private equity owners. Private Equity Houses are at the forefront of sustainable issues since Private Equity owners are increasingly concerned with climate change.

Sustainable Real Estate and infrastructure investments

Since 2008, the legislations of the European Union and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg have started to shape a sustainable business environment that calls for prompt action.

Sustainable IT: "A Green State of Mind"

Heightened public concern and International pressure over climate change is affecting enterprises as well as their plans to meet the growing clamour for environmentally-friendly products and services. Not surprisingly, the majority of executives feel impelled to react to a rising demand not only for green products, but greener operations as well.

Microfinance, which started as a small movement to help the poorest households of developing countries by providing them with access to finance and savings services, has soared tremendously over the past few years.
Grand claims have been made that microfinance can end poverty. What makes microfinance such an appealing idea is that it offers hope to those who are traditionally marginalised and financially excluded.