2022 Corporate Responsibility Report

Low Carbon Future


Net Zero by 2040

Interim Milestones and Strategic Initiatives

Our net zero goal is supported by three interim (2035) milestones approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). These milestones include greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from a 2019 base year by:

  • 68% for absolute emissions for our corporate operations (Scopes 1 and 2)
  • 79% per square foot (intensity) for buildings managed for occupier clients (Scope 3)
  • 67% per square foot (intensity) for buildings managed for landlord and building owner clients (Scope 3)

Two additional strategic objectives are critical to reaching our goal:

  • 100% renewable energy for our corporate operations by the end of 2025
  • 100% vehicle fleet electrification by the end of 2035 

Pathways to Progress

Our Net Zero Strategy

To turn our ambition into action, CBRE developed and published our Net Zero Strategy for Corporate Operations in 2022. This climate transition plan outlines a clear strategy to deliver progress toward our net zero commitment and align with climate science recommendations. 

Our strategy focuses on a subset of our total GHG emissions, addressing corporate activities directly controlled or strongly influenced by CBRE. It is organized around four key pathways: buildings, transport, energy and procurement. Within each pathway, we will deliver on strategic objectives through time-bound actions. These efforts are supported by program-level strategies that enable change throughout our global organization.

icons representing program level strategies 

2022 Corporate Responsibility Report

CBRE’s latest report highlights how CBRE is working to drive progress for a low carbon future, create opportunities so all people thrive and lead with integrity to build trust.