Ben Myers, vice president of sustainability at Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP), participated in a video interview at Nareit's 2020 ESG JumpStart Workshop, a one-day program designed to teach Nareit corporate members the core skills needed to launch—or improve—an ESG program of any size.
Myers discussed the importance for companies to set clearly defined sustainability goals.
“Goals clearly communicate the intent of an organization and communicate collective action,” he said.
Meanwhile, Myers noted that education and best practice sharing are key roles of an effective sustainability committee. He also commented on the most important steps to managing corporate ESG resources, as well as what companies developing ESG programs should know and do with respect to climate change.