JLL Poland announces strategy to drive growth
Empowering change that matters
JLL in Poland unveils a new strategy based on its global Net-Zero transformation vision.
Within the new framework, the company plans to:
- boost its engagement in strategic consulting applying its global sustainability know-how
- support capital raising and allocation by introducing a comprehensive range of corporate finance services
- expand the advisory services across renewable energy and infrastructure sectors
- assist Polish clients in implementing best global practices in the area of diversity and inclusion
- continue to expand its advanced analytics center for Europe, the Middle East and Africa
- reinforce its presence on local markets and maintain the position of the leading real estate expert.
The newly announced growth strategy for Poland focuses, among others, on sustainable development goals. Why? Because according to experts, approximately 40 per cent of CO2 emissions are generated by real estate, with 60-70 per cent out of that amount being produced in cities.
Following JLL’s recent COP26 campaign in Glasgow, Mateusz Bonca, CEO, JLL Poland, during the meeting with employees, emphasized the strategic ESG focus:
“As a company, we feel the burden of responsibility to become an ESG ambassador not only in our industry, but for the entire Polish economy. We are uniquely positioned to do so, by the virtue of supporting the efforts of all sectors and by initiating strategic dialogue with their leaders. No company or investor will face, over the coming decade, a challenge that is bigger than the green transformation and the related questions concerning new technologies, allocation of capital, optimization of resources, employee participation and designing workplaces”.
JLL will provide its partners with knowledge and tools enabling them to transform their businesses with the ESG approach in mind, and will support proactive resource management to facilitate the achievement of their goals.
“Being a member of the World Economic Forum, we strive to shape the global agenda of ESG discussions. Today, we shift that discussion onto the Polish economy and offer very specific solutions. Clients are well familiar with JLL and its expertise in the real estate transactions and research. We also intend to become a strategic partner for them, offering advice that goes beyond that and addresses the entire spectrum of challenges that management boards of all businesses face today”, adds Mateusz Bonca.
Being one of the leaders of the real estate market, JLL is focused on empowering real change. The company not only maintains its obligation to ensure that all of its offices become carbon neutral by 2030. It also strives to fulfill its duty to serve as a guide for Poland’s largest companies, assisting them in the adoption of ESG solutions and in the transformation of their business operations to accommodate sustainable growth objectives.
Increasing environmental awareness, the expectations of tenants and investors, as well as international regulations are the factors that motivate many companies to adopt such solutions. According to the “Responsible Real Estate – Decarbonizing the Built Environment” study conducted on behalf of JLL, only 18 per cent of organizations have a plan on how to reduce CO2 emissions in their buildings.
In addition to expanding the range of consulting services offered to its clients, JLL also plans to strengthen its presence on regional markets. With this objective in mind, it plans to further enhance the competences of its teams in the current offices in Kraków, Wrocław, the Tri-City, Katowice and Łódź. JLL also intends to leverage close cooperation with the local communities, to even more strongly contribute to shaping our common space.
“Such profound changes cannot be introduced only on a central level. Therefore, it is one of the priorities of JLL’s new strategy to intensify cooperation with external partners, but also within the organization itself. We encourage our employees to become even more deeply involved in the lives of their local communities and organizations. We rely on the capital of diversity that results from the scale of our operations in Poland. We strive to support individual growth of over 1,500 professionals JLL employs nationwide, making sure that the synergies created by the wide range of skills present within our team are used to the fullest extent possible”, explains Mateusz Bonca.
The company expects that by offering new solutions that match the expectations of its clients, and by maintaining its current position of a transactional leader, it will be able to deliver the fastest growth rate it has seen over the last decade.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 95,000 as of September 30, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.