Another active quarter has come to a close, and we’re looking back at some of the high points. Kimco broke ground on some much anticipated shopping centers, and new, exciting leases were signed.

We also sized up the trends that will impact the future – for example, how is the grocery industry changing and how will those changes alter our course?… Read More

Over the past several years, Kimco has invested considerable time and resources in building a leading corporate responsibility program. When I joined the company in 2011 we prioritized two primary activities that were necessary for a successful launch of this new program.… Read More

You might have read on our blog this summer about Kimco’s participation in the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps program. Climate Corps places top-tier graduate students into large organizations to make the business case for energy efficiency. This summer, Linus Ik-Pyo Hong, a graduate student at Columbia University, joined Kimco’s Sustainability Team.… Read More

We all agree that sustainability is important. It helps reduce waste, reduce costs, and can even influence consumer decisions. At Kimco, our corporate responsibility program has reduced same-site energy consumption within the company’s operational control by 15 percent since its launch in 2011.… Read More

Active readers of the Kimco blog have seen a steady stream of posts related to our corporate responsibility efforts over the past three years. We’ve shared some of the details behind individual initiatives, discussed industry-wide sustainability trends, and celebrated key program milestones.… Read More

Nils Kok, co-founder and Executive Director of GRESB

Nils Kok, co-founder and Executive Director of GRESB

A growing number of institutional real estate investors, state and local governments, and other stakeholders are sharpening their focus on the sustainability performance of commercial properties.  Two leading indicators of this trend are the rise in building energy benchmarking laws and the growth of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).… Read More

Each year Kimco discloses information related to its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance through a range of vehicles, including our annual Corporate Responsibility Report and a variety of investor-driven questionnaires. A number of these disclosures are scored by third-party organizations and provide one benchmark for the company’s ESG performance.… Read More

NAREIT Leader in the Light Award 2013NAREIT recognized Kimco last week by honoring us with a 2013 Leader in the Light Award. These preeminent awards recognize NAREIT members that have demonstrated excellence in sustainability and energy efficiency. Kimco was the sole recipient in the Retail category.… Read More

As we head into the New Year, our Corporate Responsibility program continues to expand into new areas. We’re excited about the progress made over the past two years, and are looking forward to many of the efforts that will come to fruition in 2013.… Read More