Digital Realty’s Aaron Binkley on Key Steps to Initiating an ESG Program

Aaron Binkley, senior director of sustainability programs at Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR), participated in a video interview at Nareit's 2020 ESG JumpStart Workshop, a one-day program to teach Nareit corporate members the core skills needed to launch—or improve—an ESG program of any size.

Binkley discussed some of the most important steps to starting an ESG program from scratch.

“Early on, you want to assess the materiality of the topics you’re going to be focusing on and to do that, you want to be talking to key stakeholders,” he said.

Other topics covered by Binkley included: challenges related to office politics; traits of successful programs; and priorities and goal setting.

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