ESG in Real Estate Summit: 8-9 June 2022

Strategy and technology for managing, reporting and communicating your ESG value proposition and progress to net zero

The imperative for real estate owners and investors to respond to the growing impacts of climate change, societal pressure and new regulations has never been greater – and finding the best way to measure and reduce ESG related risk has become a key priority.

Featuring over 50 speakers representing global and local ESG leaders from real estate asset owners and investors, the 2nd Annual ESG in Real Estate Summit explores how players in the Australasian market are adapting to the new paradigm around ESG disclosure reporting and the role new technologies and data can play in bridging the gaps.

By attending you’ll hear the latest insights on all the critical issues, including:

  • Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) in the real estate industry
  • Real estate investment management in the light of ESG
  • Deriving business value from sustainable tax governance
  • ESG data management in the real estate industry
  • RE-thinking Due Diligence – ESG impact on M&A
  • ESG as real estate value driver
  • ESG criteria in real estate
  • Green Leases – In the ESG context
  • Decarbonisation of real estate

WHERE

In-person and Virtual Attendance

Pullman Hyde Park, Sydney

When

Conference: 8.30am – 5.30pm,

8th-9th June 2022

OUR PARTNERS

Our Speakers

ANDREW COLE

Group Head of ESG
Charter Hall

LAURA CRAFT

Global Strategy & Investment ESG
Heitman – USA

PETER EPPING

Global Head of ESG
Hines – USA

AARON SCOTT

Head of Strategy and Sustainability
PATRIZIA AG – Switzerland

MEREDITH BANKS

Head of Sustainability
Vicinity Centres

RUBEN LANGBROEK

Head of Asia Pacific
GRESB

JACQUI O’DEA

Chief Risk Officer
The GPT Group

MELANIE LOUIE

Sustainability Manager – Investor Relations and Reporting, AMP Capital

DAVID JENKINS

Global Head of Sustainable Finance – Corporate & Institutional Banking, NAB

FOO PENG ER

VP Group Sustainability
CapitaLand Investment – Singapore

EMMA MCMAHON

Head of Sustainability, Australia
Goodman

SCOTT SMITH

Buildings Sustainability Leader, APAC
Beca – New Zealand

AMY HOGAN

Head of Sustainability
Stockland

JON COLLINGE

Sustainability Director
Morrison & Co

ANDREW PETTIFER

Australia Built Environment Sector Leader
Mott MacDonald

MICHAEL TAFE

Head of Risk and Assurance Strategy
Aurecon

ELENA LAMBROS

Partner, Risk Advisory
Ashurst

NICHOLAS GANDOLFO

Director – Sustainable Finance Solutions APAC
Sustainalytics – Singapore

WILLIAM DERMODY

Head of Enterprise Risk & Compliance
Charter Hall

STEVE FORD

Head of Sustainability & Energy
The GPT Group

EMILY TONKIN

Executive Director, Sustainable Finance
ANZ

IAN LIEBLICH

Head of ESG
EG Funds

ANGELA CROSSLAND

Social Sustainability Manager
GPT Group

TIM WEALE

National Sustainability Manager
SCA Property Group

SASHA DESHON

Principal, Social Strategy and Engagement
Ethos Urban

JULIA HALIOUA

Sustainability Advisor
Frasers Property Australia

MÅNS CARLSSON

Head of ESG Research
Ausbil Investment Management

JENN-HUI TAN

Global Head of Stewardship and Sustainable Investing
Fidelity International – Singapore

SHARANJIT PADDAM

Principal – Climate & ESG Risk
Finity Consulting

LINDA J. ISAACSON

Partner, Head of ESG and Impact
ACRE – USA

ARI FRANKEL

Managing Director, Head of ESG
Solebury Trout – USA

PRU BENNETT

Partner
Brunswick Group

HARDIK SHAH

ESG Practice Lead
GMO – Singapore

TAMARA WILLIAMS

Director ESG
Altis Property Partners

ALEX GOLD

Head of ESG
BWD Strategic – USA

ANITA MUSTAC

MD Investor Relations
LaSalle Investment Management

LEO LO

CEO, GMO
and Founder, Asia PropTech – Hong Kong

MONIQUE ALFRIS

Acting Director, Head of Operations and Standards
NABERS

SIMON CARTER

MD, Morphosis
and Founding Chair, Sustainable Digitalisation Project

ASHLEIGH BOTHA

Sustainability Manager
Laing O’Rourke

SIMON WILD

Founder & CEO
Andefena

NICOLE SULLIVAN

Head of Strategy and Impact Australia
thinkstep-anz

MIKE MOBILIA

Finance Director
Amicus

NATHAN BROGDEN

Group Sustainability Manager
Downer

DR LOUISE CAMENZULI

Partner and Head of Environment and Planning
Corrs Chambers Westgarth

JAMIE ALLEN

Secretary General, Asian Corporate Governance Association – Hong Kong

DEAN BLOMSON

Adjunct Professor, Governance Transformation
UTS

PHOEBE ROBERTS

Global Director of Implementation and Built Environment Lead
The Chancery Lane Project and Senior Associate, Climate Risk Governance, MinterEllison

IAN WOODS

Co-founder
Investor Group for Climate Change

KATE GRIFFITHS

Executive Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy
Australian Council of Superannuation

JACKIE MCKEON

Principal Consultant, Carbon & Climate Resilience
Edge Environment

ZOE WHITTON

Executive Director
Pollination

PETER GAJDOŠ

Partner, Co-Lead, Climate Tech
Fifth Wall – USA

JUSTIN SIRES

Chief Evangelist & Head of ESG
Five at Heart

MIKE MOBILIA

Finance Director
Amicus

LIZA MCDONALD

Head of Responsible Investments
Aware Super

PAOLO BEVILACQUA

Group Sustainability Lead, GM Real Utilities
Frasers Property Australia

SIMON WHISTLER

Head of Real Assets
Principles for Responsible Investment – UK

MELISSA SCHULZ

GM Sustainability Global Real Estate
QIC

JO-ANN GAMBLE

National Sustainability Manager – Investment Management
Lendlease

KATE TURNER

Responsible Investment Specialist
First Sentier Investors

DEVAN VALENTI

Manager, Asia Pacific
International Well Building Institute

MARK POWER

Manager, Build-to-Rent Impact Fund
Qualitas

REBECCA JINKS

Head of Sustainability & ESG, Asia Pacific
Cushman & Wakefield

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • CEOs
  • Managing Directors
  • COOs
  • CFOs
  • CIOs
  • CDOs
  • Heads of ESG
  • Heads of Sustainability
  • Heads of Asset Management
  • Heads of Development
  • Heads of Investment
  • Heads of Innovation
  • Heads of Technology
  • Heads of Funds Management

From:

      • Real Estate Asset owners
      • Property Developers
      • Construction Companies
      • REITS
      • Institutional Investors
      • Fund Managers
      • Ratings/certification companies
      • Tech companies
      • Consultants
      • Banks/Lenders

get involved!

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Summit Program

Here’s a snapshot of the 2022 ESG in Real Estate Summit agenda.

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  • Day 1June 8, 2022
  • 08:00 - 08:55

    Main conference registration and morning refreshments

  • 08:55 - 09:15

    Opening Address - How to create real estate winners by aligning your projects and collaborating with partners on the net-zero mission

    It is time to rethink how the built environment operates in this new commercial ecosystem where the ESG agenda has come to the fore. Industry collaboration is critical for our sector to reduce its carbon footprint.

  • 09:15 - 09:45

    Global Insight: Working with stakeholders to create ESG real estate projects with net zero outcomes

    By Peter Epping Global Head of ESG, Hines - USA

    With ESG now playing a much more prominent role in how companies operate, investors are embedding ESG considerations into every stage of the property lifecycle, from due diligence to acquisitions and from leasing to asset management. The challenge is to ensure that business partners support the initiative.

  • 09:45 - 10:25

    Panel discussion: How ESG and sustainability programs are being integrated and reported across the property value chain

    Investors want to know that companies are acting on their ESG risks. Our panel shares what this means in terms of integrating ESG and sustainability strategies within corporate operations and how they engage with business partners, tenants, and customers on addressing and reporting shared ESG risks.

    Panellists include:
    Emma McMahon Head of Sustainability, Australia, Goodman
    Amy Hogan Head of Sustainability, Stockland
    Andrew Cole Group Head of ESG, Charter Hall
    Scott Smith Buildings Sustainability Leader, APAC, Beca - New Zealand
    Jon Collinge Sustainability Director, Morrison & Co
    Moderated by:
    Ruben Langbroek Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB
  • 11:45 - 12:30

    Panel discussion: From materiality to risk mitigation - Risk and governance advisors on ESG impact ratings, shared accountability and the implications for ESG executives

    ESG risk management does have its unique challenges, but in many ways the task is similar to other risk management efforts that companies have had to confront for years. You just need the right approach to assessing risk and the right tools to tame it.

    Panellists include:
    Michael Tafe Head of Risk and Assurance Strategy, Aurecon
    Jacqui O’Dea Chief Risk Officer, The GPT Group
    Nicholas Gandolfo Director - Sustainable Finance Solutions APAC, Sustainalytics - Singapore
    William Dermody Head of Enterprise Risk & Compliance, Charter Hall
    Moderated by:
  • 12:30 - 13:40

    Networking lunch & exhibition viewing

  • 14:20 - 15:00

    Panel discussion: Social impact - Integrating, measuring and reporting ESG’s new social performance metrics

    Social metrics (including human rights, diversity and inclusion, wellness and community engagement) are very hard to track, especially along the supply chain. Nevertheless, these risks are becoming more important to regulators, investors and customers. Where are the biggest gaps in social performance metrics and how should we disclose and measure them?

    Panellists include:
    Ian Lieblich Head of ESG, EG Funds
    Sasha Deshon Principal, Social Strategy and Engagement, Ethos Urban
    Angela Crossland Social Sustainability Manager, GPT Group
    Meredith Banks Head of Sustainability, Vicinity Centres
    Tim Weale National Sustainability Manager, SCA Property Group
    Moderated by:
    Devan Valenti Manager, Asia Pacific, International Well Building Institute
  • 16:50 - 17:30

    Panel discussion: Ensuring quantifiable ESG data - Sharing approaches to researching, managing and testing ESG performance data

    The challenges for successful ESG compliance are numerous including lack of comparability/standardization, multi-jurisdictional ESG requirements with constantly evolving mandates, and difficulties in data sourcing. We consider how sustainability and ESG professionals are managing this process and how they ensure their conclusions are on the money.

    Panellists include:
    Måns Carlsson Head of ESG Research, Ausbil Investment Management
    Ian Lieblich Head of ESG, EG Funds
    Jenn-Hui Tan Global Head of Stewardship and Sustainable Investing, Fidelity International - Singapore
    Sharanjit Paddam Principal - Climate & ESG Risk, Finity Consulting
    Mark Power Manager, Build-to-Rent Impact Fund, Qualitas
    Moderated by:
    Rebecca Jinks Head of Sustainability & ESG, Asia Pacific, Cushman & Wakefield
  • 17:30 - 17:30

    Chair’s closing remarks & networking reception

  • Day 2June 9, 2022
  • 09:00 - 09:05

    Chair’s Welcome

  • 09:00 - 09:15

    Global Insight: The pathway to net zero. Why it matters and how to set a goal. 

    By Laura Craft Global Strategy & Investment ESG, Heitman - USA

    What is the definition of net zero and how do you actually get there. This session will define what it means, show the pathway and explain how to determine an appropriate goal.  Once a goal is set, there is work to do to lower energy usage and future proof assets.  Setting a net zero goal will not only help manage climate transition risk but it will also attract investors.  

  • 09:20 - 09:45

    Implementing a long-term sustainable property investment strategy for net zero carbon goals

    By Julia Halioua Sustainability Advisor, Frasers Property Australia

    Retrofitting for sustainable buildings objectives is expensive. How do investors determine whether their building’s green technology strategy is going to last the distance? What new approaches should the construction industry and property developers consider for future proofing their assets? Here we consider the views of a long-term experienced property investor on how to manage climate related building risks.

  • 09:45 - 10:25

    Panel discussion: The ESG metrics that matter most to Impact investors when reviewing net zero pathways

    Investors are beginning to assess sustainability across the entire value chain: from planning and development through to operational management and renovations or demolitions. What are the key metrics investors use for identifying suitable ESG/impact opportunities? Do they actually care about ratings and ESG risk disclosures?

    Panellists include:
    Ari Frankel Managing Director, Head of ESG, Solebury Trout - USA
    Pru Bennett Partner, Brunswick Group
    Tamara Williams Director, ESG, Altis Property Partners
    Hardik Shah ESG Practice Lead, GMO - Singapore
    Alex Gold Head of ESG, BWD Strategic - USA
    Moderated by:
    Linda J. Isaacson Partner, Head of ESG & Impact, ACRE and Board Member, ULI
  • NETWORKING ROUNDTABLES: INVESTING IN ESG STRATEGIES

    We invite our delegates to join our interactive roundtable discussions. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in moderated roundtables featuring experts to kick-start the conversations. Our roundtables will run for 30 minutes with a 10 minute group summary at the end. Great for candid conversations and networking.

  • 13:30 - 14:45

    Panel discussion: Managing ESG governance - The changing responsibility of the board towards ESG/ sustainability disclosures and stress testing the ESG strategy

    It is fundamental to understand the importance of corporate governance as the driving force behind the other two elements of ESG. Yet, when discussing ESG reporting, the governance element often receives little attention compared to climate risk and social responsibility. This position is beginning to change and boards are now aware that they are answerable for the ESG and sustainability disclosures made by the enterprise.

    Panellists include:
    Kate Griffiths Executive Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy, Australian Council of Superannuation
    Jamie Allen Secretary General, Asian Corporate Governance Association - Hong Kong
    Dean Blomson Adjunct Professor, Governance Transformation, UTS
    Phoebe Roberts Global Director of Implementation and Built Environment Lead, The Chancery Lane Project, and Senior Associate, Climate Risk Governance, MinterEllison
    Ian Woods Co-founder, Investor Group for Climate Change
    Moderated by:
    Simon Carter Managing Director, Morphosis  & Founding Chair, Sustainable Digitalisation Project
  • 15:30 - 16:15

    Panel discussion: Net zero pledges and pitfalls – Measuring and managing Scope 3 carbon emissions for the built environment – what is expected?

    As pressure builds on the sector from stakeholders to provide further details on its commitment to achieve net zero, it is critical that it is seen to be tackling emissions that fall within all three scopes, not just Scopes 1 and 2. Within commercial real estate it is estimated that 85 per cent of total emissions actually fall under Scope 3.

    Panellists include:
    Nathan Brogden Group Sustainability Manager, Downer
    Dr Louise Camenzuli Partner and Head of Environment and Planning, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
    Jackie McKeon Principal Consultant, Carbon & Climate Resilience, Edge Environment
    Paolo Bevilacqua Group Sustainability Lead, GM Real Utilities, Frasers Property Australia
    Jo-Ann Gamble National Sustainability Manager – Investment Management, Lendlease
    Moderated by:
    Nicole Sullivan Head of Strategy and Impact Australia, thinkstep-anz
  • 16:15 - 17:00

    Panel discussion: ESG impact vs ESG alpha – Where will ESG investing be in five years’ time?

    Five years ago, the term ESG investing was new. Now, according to the GSIA, one in three dollars invested globally is invested in ESG assets. The problem is that asset managers can construct portfolios branded as ESG in any way they like. Also, ESG funds are measured against benchmarks for financial returns; they are not measured on the impact they deliver. Can sustainable investment really save the world?

    Panellists include:
    Aaron Scott Head of Strategy and Sustainability, PATRIZIA AG - Switzerland
    Peter Gajdoš Partner, Co-Lead, Climate Tech, Fifth Wall - USA
    Simon Whistler Head of Real Assets, Principles for Responsible Investment - UK
    Melissa Schulz GM Sustainability Global Real Estate, QIC
    Moderated by:
    Zoe Whitton Executive Director, Pollination
  • 17:00 - 17:00

    END OF SUMMIT

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

The ESG in Real Estate Summit is a Hybrid event. This format combines the traditional face-to-face conference with virtual elements, allowing both in-person and virtual attendees to access the same content and networking opportunities simultaneously.

High quality curated content

With two days of expert sessions and industry leading speakers, delve into expertly curated content that you won’t find anywhere else.

Live and on-demand

Wherever you are at the time of the event, you’ll be in control. You’ll have the ability to consume all the content being delivered at your leisure through either a live stream of the physical event or on-demand.

Time efficient

If you are based outside of Sydney and for whatever reason can’t make it to the event in-person, you can save on travel time and accommodation costs while still networking with global industry professionals.

Business matchmaking live

Take part in intelligently curated meetings with like-minded individuals that share similar interests and challenges from all over the world through our AI powered matchmaking delivered via our virtual platform.

Accessible from all your devices

Get insights and network at your fingertips – all content sessions and networking activities will be accessible from your laptop, tablets or mobile devices.

Engage, interact and influence

Make the most of your experience by being a truly active participant. Whether at the event or attending virtually, you’ll have the ability to ask questions, participate in polls, and share your experience with other attendees via break-out sessions.

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