ESG & Sustainability in Real Estate Summit: 16-17 June, 2021

About the event

The ESG & Sustainability in Real Estate Summit examines the convergence between Real Estate & Capital Markets and how architects, building owners and operators need to design and build more sustainably to achieve better social outcomes through an ESG lens.

Sustainability has moved to the top of the agenda for Investors and Governments around the world. The Built Environment is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and waste. Greater sustainable practices need to be applied to the construction materials used, supply chain and transport of these materials, the construction processes including waste and the energy and water required for buildings to function once complete.

Investors are being far more selective in who to fund and are increasingly looking at real estate companies and the built world through an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) lens. The summit will examine these issues and feature leading domestic and international experts to explore the new wave of real estate investment, development, maintenance and sustainability.

WHERE

Sydney, Australia

When

Conference: 8am-5.30pm, Wednesday 16th June

Post-conference masterclass: 9am-5pm, Thursday 17th June

BUILDING FOR GOOD

Sustainability has moved to the top of the agenda for many governments around the world, who have agreed to, and are being held accountable to emissions targets that have been established.

The Built Environment is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. This applies to the materials used, supply chain (transport of materials), construction processes and the energy required for buildings to function. (lighting, HVAC etc)

The responsible/ethical investment movement is also gathering steam, with investors, fund managers, banks etc recognising the role they have to play in bringing about sustainability goals in tandem with Government.

They are being far more selective in who to fund/back and are looking at real estate companies and transactions through an ESG lens.

These two things together are forcing companies involved in real estate to review their approaches to construction, design, materials and the use of technologies to create buildings and cities that operate with sustainability at their core.

At the same time, owners/operators and developers are being incentivised to accelerate this shift by central banks & government (green bonds), plus tax incentives and a range of other financial instruments.

This exclusive Summit will bring together senior execs from the global real estate industry to:

  • Examine changes in attitude towards ESG
  • Debate the impact of new expectations in social practice on the industry
  • Establish best practice for investment managers
  • Share global experience to better support the real estate industry’s ESG efforts

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This Summit will bring together asset owners/managers/operators, ESG executives/Government and Investors committed to creating sustainable and resilient buildings, infrastructure and cities.

  • Developers
  • Building owners
  • Construction firms
  • Architects/designers
  • Sustainability peak bodies
  • Government bodies (charged with environment/sustainability/clean energy/carbon reduction agendas)
  • REITS
  • Investors/fund managers

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Summit Program

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Our Speakers

GABRIELE VOLZ

Chief Executive Officer
Commerz Real AG – Germany

ROGER BAUMANN

Chief Operating Officer Global Real Estate, Zurich Insurance Company – Switzerland  

SUSANNE EICKERMANN-RIEPE

Chair of the Advisory Board
RICS – Germany

TANJA SEVERIN

Managing Director
Siemens Real Estate – Germany

FRANK HOVORKA

Advisory Council President
RICS – France

MENNO LAMMERS

Founder & Quartermaster
Proptech for Good – The Netherlands

MARK DELISI

Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Energy Management, Avalon Bay Communities – USA

GREG SMITHIES

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

DAVINA ROONEY

Chief Executive Officer
Green Buildings Council Australia

IWAN SUNITO

Chief Executive Officer
Crown Group

NINA JAMES

General Manager, Corporate Sustainability & Responsible Investment, Investa

MATTHIAS GELBER

Director of Sustainability
Global Sustainability Exchange – Philippines

ALICIA MAYNARD

General Manager, Sustainability & Technical Services, ISPT

ROSS DU VERNET

Chief Investment Officer
Dexus Property Group

SIMON WILD

Group Head of Sustainability & Transformation
Lendlease

CHRIS NUNN

Head of Sustainability & Platform Operations, Real Estate, AMP Capital

JOE KARTEN

National Sustainability Manager
Built

ADRIAN HARRINGTON

Head of Capital & Product Development
Charter Hall

CAROLINE PIDCOCK

Founder & Director
Pidcock Architects

CHRIS DERKSEMA

Sustainability Director
City of Sydney

RUBEN LANGBROEK

Head of Asia Pacific
GRESB

MICHAEL STOTT

Director, City & Strategy Place
Urbis

JEFFREY ROBINSON

Technical Director, Built Environment
Aurecon