ECSP guest blog: The Solals are back! New awards recognise innovative talent at a challenging time

Europe’s retail property sector was disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, pushing its marketing efforts to be more innovative than ever. Last month’s launch by ECSP of the Solal Awards, recognises marketing excellence in retail and leisure destinations right across the continent. We asked Alan Thornton, Chair of the organising team, why the time is right to bring them back after a three-year gap. There’s a famous quote that states ‘life

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ECSP announces partnership with RegioPlan Consulting and RegioData Research

The European Council of Shopping Places (ECSP) has today announced that it is partnering with RegioPlan Consulting, a consultancy firm providing advice to the real estate and retail professionals in the public and private sector on location and investment decisions; and its sister company RegioData Research, a market research firm providing regional economic data to the retail and real estate industry to help with better decision-making.  

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5 key takeaways from ECSP’s webinar on the EU’s regulatory framework on sustainable finance and its impact on real estate

The European Union is creating a classification system for all sustainable activities to help direct all future investments to tackle climate change whilst also supporting Europe’s broader economic recovery and green transition. EU Taxonomy regulation is the first framework of its kind globally. Its emerging sustainable finance package is having a critical role in the future identification of future economic activities and the investments needed to support them. On 17

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MAPIC welcomes ECSP, a new voice for Europe’s retail property players

The European Council of Shopping Places launched at a challenging yet crucial time for the retail property sector. Faced with the Covid-19 crisis and increased climate targets, the industry needed a strong share of voice more than ever. Have a look at ECSP’s chairman Peter Wilhelm’s interview in the MAPIC 2021 one book to find out more about the associations launch and progress.

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BPIE defines steps to Paris-Proof retail property by 2050

Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a leading independent think tank on energy performance of buildings, has published a roadmap for retail real estate to collectively reach 2050 net zero carbon emissions targets. With the built environment responsible for 36% of Europe’s total GHG emissions and as its largest energy consumer, the broader real estate sector faces systemic change. The retail property sector has an important role to play. The roadmap

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