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Land Securities - Investing terms
Category: Economy and Finance > Investing terms
Date & country: 28/01/2011, UK
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Better Buildings Partnership (BBP)
A group of property organisations that support the Mayor of London's target of reducing CO2 emissions by 60% by 2025 over 1990 levels.

British Council for Offices (BCO)
The BCO researches, develops and communicates best practice in all aspects of the office sector, providing a forum for the discussion and debate of relevant issues.

British Property Federation (BPF)
The BPF aims to sustain and promote the interests of all those who own and invest in property in the UK.

BS ISO 14001:2007
The international standard for environmental management systems.

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
The DDA is a piece of legislation that promotes civil rights for disabled people and protects disabled people from discrimination.

Endowment fund
A fund where the money to be spent comes from investment income, rather than from the principal fund itself, giving it a greater impact over a longer period.

Expert Training Systems (ETS)
An HR consultancy and technology provider to blue-chip UK and international businesses.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
An independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation that promotes the responsible management of the world's forests.

The FTSE4Good index series measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognised CR standards, and facilitates investment in those companies.

Green Building Council
A UK membership organisation helping to dramatically improve the sustainability of the built environment, by radically transforming the way it is planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated.

Key performance indicators (KPIs)
Activities and behaviours, aligned to both business objectives and individual goals, against which the performance of Land Securities employees is annually assessed. Performance measured against them is referenced in the Annual Report.

London Benchmarking Group (LBG)
An international, member-driven organisation whose model provides a comprehensive and consistent set of measures that facilitates the measurement and benchmarking of a company's contribution to the community, including cash, time, in-kind donations and management costs.

London First
An influential business membership organisation aiming to make London the best city in the world in which to do business.

OHSAS 18001
The international standard for occupational health and safety management systems.

Prince's May Day Network
A group of more than 1,700 UK businesses committed to taking action on climate change and reducing the nation's carbon emissions.