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ESG In Everything We Do

Crown considers ESG at every step of the real estate investment lifecycle. Our model of active, integrated management prioritizes environmental and social sustainability preserves and creates the greatest value for all our stakeholders.

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Environment

Crown manages what we believe to be the most important environmental indicators for our business: energy consumption, water usage, waste generation, and carbon emissions data across all properties under management.

Crown plans to continue to strive for further reductions across our Core Fund Portfolio by targeting the following goals by 2023:

15%↓

Reduction in energy use intensity

15%↓

Reduction in water use intensity

80%

Capture rate for non-hazardous waste

15%↓

Reduction in GHG emissions

In 2020 we integrated environmental and climate risk assessments into the acquisition process to identify opportunities for improving performance.

Social Responsibility

Community Building

Crown’s commitment to creating a smarter, more responsible model for commercial real estate investing and management extends beyond the walls of our buildings and boundaries of our properties, to our local communities.

 

Workfit by Crown

Workfit by Crown

WorkFit by Crown fitness centres across the portfolio offer clean, safe workout facilities, lockers, change rooms and shower facilities to help support our building occupants in achieving their fitness and wellness goals.

WorkWell By Crown

WorkWell By Crown

Launched in 2020, WorkWell by Crown is focused on wellness programming and supports to our office communities. This initiative  includes virtual classes focused on mental and physical wellness, yoga, seminars, and promotions.  

Connect By Crown

Connect By Crown

Keeping connected is more important than ever before. To make this even easier, we are launching CONNECT by Crown, a mobile app for our building occupants. Our goal is to make our buildings as smart and user-friendly as possible.

Crown aims to achieve FitWel certification at 100% of its Fund Portfolio by 2025.

In 2020, Crown became a Fitwel Champion, joining a select group of industry-leading organizations committed to optimizing buildings to enhance occupant health and wellbeing. The Fitwel standard  provides a blueprint for making positive changes that are scientifically proven to enhance wellbeing and occupier health. As a Fitwel Champion, Crown has committed to implementing the Fitwel Standard across our Fund Portfolio, Crown will consider health and wellness in the design, development and operations of buildings.

 

Talent

We recognize that people are our greatest asset, strengthened by the diversity and differences they bring with them.

Our 2020 talent highlights include:

103

Employees

50%

of employees are women

47%

of management are women

99%

of employees feel proud to tell people where they work

100% of employees have an educational goal included in their annual performance review.

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At Crown, we recognize that our greatest asset, our people, bring with them differences that make our team stronger. Crown is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that recognizes and values uniqueness. We strive to create a corporate culture that attracts, engages, advances, and retains the highest calibre professionals, while embracing our differences. Learn more.

Governance

Crown is a private partnership but we take our role as a fiduciary very seriously, ensuring responsible management and the interests of our investors remain atop priorities. For us, responsible management integrates ESG factors throughout the investment lifecycle. When we can identify potential risks early on, we can have a material impact on value creation.

ESG Committee

Crown’s ESG Committee is responsible for advancing Crown’s ESG strategy. Executive-level responsibility rests with Emily Hanna, Partner, Investments. Monica Di Zio, Director, Marketing and Innovation serves as Secretary and Vice-Chair of the Committee and ensures continued collaboration across departments. The Committee is a cross-section of Crown’s leadership team representing different geographies, departments, and roles.

Emily Hanna

Emily Hanna

Partner Liaison
(Chair)

Monica Di Zio

Monica Di Zio

Marketing and Innovation
(Vice Chair)

Janbee Monsod

Janbee Monsod

Property Management

Rainu Singh

Rainu Singh

Human Resources

Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell

Construction

Melanie Yu

Melanie Yu

Finance and Reporting

Michael Stones

Michael Stones

Ottawa Portfolio

Christina Karam

Christina Karam

Leasing

Lauryn Pittana

Lauryn Pittana

Asset Management

Nicole Pearce

Nicole Pearce

Health and Safety

Matt Urbain

Matt Urbain

Acquisitions

Melanie Miller

Melanie Miller

Compliance

Dilan Cetinkaya

Dilan Cetinkaya

Sustainable Operations

Certifications & Awards

Crown has achieved excellence in sustainability through the following awards and certifications. Crown recognizes the importance of transparency in our ESG performance data and disclosures. We report our ESG metrics across several industry-leading platforms, including GRESB, Energy Star, LEED, BOMA and others.


BOMA Best Certified


LEED Certified


WiredScore Certified


BOMA Building Excellence


ENERGY STAR Certified


race2reduce CREST Awards


Fitwel


Fitwel Viral Response


Bullfrog Powered

GRESB

2020 is Crown’s second year reporting on our overall sustainability strategy . Crown ranked 9th out of 23 North American participants, a notable achievement, given the prestigious list of firms participating within the peer group. With these results, Crown is seeking year-over-year improvements and for 2021, we have targeted several operational initiatives focusing on health and wellness as well as reporting initiatives to continue to strive for sustainable and responsible growth.