Construction Services & Developers

We support construction services firms and developers to create sustainable and resilient spaces that deliver unrivaled experiences for tenants & users. We work with our construction and developer clients to embed sustainable growth and efficiency into their operations and capitalize on opportunities to be at the leading edge of their industry.

What We Do for Construction Services Firms & Developers

Define a sustainability ambition & strategy

No matter where your company is in its sustainability journey, setting a clear ambition and strategic vision around which the entire organization can rally is vital to driving sustainable impact. We support construction services & developer firms wherever they are, from establishing an initial vision at the outset of their journey to revisiting and refreshing their goals when market conditions and dynamics change. 

Understand the competitive landscape

For construction companies & developers, making sense of what competitors are doing – both locally and nationally – in ESG and sustainability is critical to maintaining a competitive edge. We work with our construction & development clients to assess what their competitors are doing, develop robust ESG & sustainability plans, and enhance their unique value proposition.

Respond to customer needs & requests

As key midstream players in the real estate lifecycle, construction services firms & developers are receiving increasingly complex ESG and sustainability requests from their customers. Whether it be analyzing the trends shaping the sector or helping to develop ESG reports, we work with our construction & development clients to capably respond to customer needs.

Develop robust narratives for customers, investors, & leadership

Creating narratives which highlight accomplishments while illustrating ambitions is essential to helping customers, investors, and leadership understand your company’s sustainability journey. From ESG / sustainability reports to leadership trainings, we support our construction & development clients to build narratives which showcase the sustainable value they create and their vision for future impact.

Enhance disclosures & reporting

Whether it be the enacted California Climate Disclosure law, disclosure requirements currently under consideration by the SEC, or other legislation in Canada or the EU, legal requirements for construction firms & developers are increasing rapidly. We help our clients understand what their requirements are, what their peers are doing, and position them to enhance disclosures in a way that is consistent with their operating model and business needs.

Set and deliver on commitments (Net Zero, renewable energy, etc.)

In recent years, key players from across the built environment have begun setting sustainability commitments, ranging from Net Zero and emissions reduction targets to commitments on renewable energy and climate resilience investment. We accompany our construction & development clients in setting and delivering ambitious but achievable targets.

Leverage data & analytics

As reporting requirements and data sources become increasingly complex, data-driven digital solutions become integral to simplifying and automating the process. We make our proprietary tools, like our ESG Data Platform, available to our construction & development clients to help them measure, manage, analyze, and report key sustainability, climate, and ESG data with the click of a button.

Quantify and capture value at stake from sustainability

The financial case for embedding sustainable- and climate-focused approaches in construction & development is not always evident or straightforward. We leverage our expertise of what works and what doesn’t for construction firms & developers – coupled with proprietary solutions – to ensure our clients capture the financial opportunity that sustainability offers while protecting value.

Examples of Our Work

Supporting a private construction services player to craft its inaugural ESG report

We developed an ESG report for a private Midwestern construction services company which celebrated their significant impact to date, including employee health and safety, community engagement, local vendor engagement, employee diversity, and sustainability initiatives. The ESG report was designed to surpass competitor reporting and align with customer expectations, thus strengthening our client’s position in competitive business development. 

Developing a sustainability roadmap for a $700M construction firm

We led the creation of an inaugural emissions accounting and emissions reduction roadmap for a construction firm based in the Midwest with annual revenues of $700M, including identifying ROI-positive emissions reduction initiatives and tailoring them to the company’s context and operational needs. We integrated company data into Telesto’s ESG Data Management platform to enable rapid reporting and automatic emissions calculations where possible. 

Featured Tools & Solutions for Construction Services Firms & Developers


Prism is Telesto’s proprietary assessment and database covering a comprehensive inventorying of ESG and sustainability performance across companies within the construction services and development industry. Prism allows for clients to rapidly take stock of where they stand compared to competitors, determine gaps, and position themselves to strengthen their competitive sustainability & ESG value propositions.

ESG Data Platform

Telesto’s ESG Data Platform offers an integrated ESG data solution tailored to construction & development company’s specific business needs. The platform enables your organization to automatically calculate Scope 1-3 emissions (including tracking emissions from suppliers), conduct materiality assessments, and generate TCFD- and SBTi-aligned reports with a single click.

Featured Insights

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