Bentall Kennedy Releases 2010 Corporate Sustainability Report: Leading Through Action

The Bentall Kennedy group of companies, one of North America's largest real estate investment advisors, announced  the release of its annual corporate sustainability report, Leading Through Action.  The report publishes details on the company's environmental and social performance as well as governance practices.

"We are proud to share the many ways we were leading through action in 2010," said Gary Whitelaw, CEO of the Bentall Kennedy group of companies.  "Our commitment to sustainability deepens as we grow Bentall Kennedy. This, our second CSR report outlines how we deliver on our commitment to sustainability and responsible property investing."

Leading Through Action was completed using the Global Reporting Initiative™ (GRI™) framework for sustainability reporting.  Bentall Kennedy self-declared the report a GRI™ Level B, which means that in addition to disclosures on company profile and management approach, the report includes disclosures on 20 performance indicators addressing topics such as environmental performance, health and safety, labour practices, and workforce diversity.

Bentall Kennedy has continued to demonstrate it's commitment to environmental sustainability in the real estate sector by certifying over 70 million square feet of property through industry green building standards such as LEED, BOMA BESt and ENERGY STAR.

On September 1st, 2011 the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Foundation announced the results of their 2011 survey: Bentall Kennedy was named the highest-ranking fund manager in the Americas and fifth globally for our ESG performance in commercial real estate.

To obtain a copy of Bentall Kennedy's sustainability report, Leading Through Action, please visit

on October 14, 2011