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The Crown Estate: Using a new methodology for reporting on sustainable business

NEF Consulting worked with the Crown Estate on their first Total Contribution report, an innovative new method for reporting on sustainable business. The methodology used, developed by nef consulting, is designed to be used to encourage more businesses in the UK to look at their impacts and the influence they have, and use the information to help develop a sustainable approach to business.

Key findings showed the following combined total of direct, indirect and enabled contribution:

  • The Crown Estate supported 94,000 jobs
  • Contributed £5,233 million to the UK economy (gross value)
  • Averted 4m tCO2e of carbon through activities on our portfolio.

Mark Gough, Head of Sustainability at the Crown Estate, said: “For us, Total Contribution is the next step in understanding the broader contribution we deliver to the UK. Developing this new approach has helped us explore our role as a land manager and the responsibility and influence this brings and it will be invaluable in ensuring we continue to drive a sustainable, commercially successful business.”

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Download the methodology report here:

Total Contribution – Report on methodologies May 2013

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