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Arc’s HQ is based in a World Biosphere Reserve and the company’s close association with the UNESCO Man and Biosphere programme has shaped its approach to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The integration of social and ecological purpose with business success and built asset performance underpins these global objectives and is the foundation of the Shaping Better Places framework. Arc’s work does not separate impact from business performance and consequently ensures maximum efficiency in the use of built assets to deliver financial and ESG gains. Shaping Better Places has a ‘zero waste’ approach to site development and management, putting every part to use in boosting biodiversity and enhancing human health. This removes need to sacrifice economically productive space and eliminates the risks of leaving orphan land.