Net positive thinking in property

Going “net positive” is the next big thing on the sustainability agenda for real estate, writes Elisabeth Filkin

The term “net positive” is becoming an increasingly popular buzzword in the real estate sector.

Companies that are seeking to be net positive strive to put back more into society, the environment and the global economy than they take out. With humans extracting resources at twice the rate at which the Earth can regenerate, and in the absence of real and lasting government action, businesses increasingly have a moral imperative to adopt a restorative approach.