Learn why ESG and GRESB matter more than ever and how they can influence your bottom line.
Global events, climate-related disruptions, social change, and increasing legislative and regulatory trends continue to propel the importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in real estate.
Investors are evaluating and adopting a more strategic approach to sustainability, and commercial real estate owners and operators are finding significant value in incorporating ESG best practices into existing real estate strategies. And in many cases, owners, investors, and operators are also utilizing GRESB (formerly known as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) reporting to become more transparent about ESG programs, progress, and performance.
We invite you to join Grace Hill’s upcoming webinar, “ESG, GRESB & Reporting: What’s New for 2024 for CRE Owners and Operators,” where we will take a deeper look at the impact and evolution of ESG, GRESB, and Reporting with Brenna S. Walraven, an internationally recognized leader in commercial real estate and sustainability, and Amy Fisher, a real estate thought leader with Grace Hill.
During this informational webinar, owners and operators will learn about:
- Marketplace context for ESG.
- Clearer definitions of ESG terms and acronyms.
- Components of an effective ESG strategy.
- Benefits of participation and changes to GRESB.
- Engagement pathways and resources.
Date & Time
February 15, 2024
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
There is a common concern that incorporating sustainability in new developments and existing renovations is cost-prohibitive. However, numerous green finance initiatives exist to address this challenge. This session will explore several approaches to green finance for the real estate sector: green bonds, green loans, C-PACE loans, IRA funding, and other local green financing mechanisms. In addition to a short overview of each, real estate practitioners will highlight specific use cases that demonstrate the diverse opportunities for financing low-carbon projects to make the business case that enables accelerated building decarbonization.
GRESB—an organization that provides and benchmarks ESG data based on a rigorous methodology—provides a powerful framework by which organizations can measure their ESG achievements. Formerly known as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark, GRESB provides building owners and managers with a can’t-miss opportunity to improve not only ESG metrics, but financial performance. Hear real estate professionals discuss how GRESB can be used to meet sustainability and financial goals.
Have you ever wondered what an ESG or Sustainability officer does? How do you find the right person with the right skill set? How do you screen and select candidates? Get answers to these questions and more!
Join us at BOMA International’s Decarbonization Public Policy Symposium March 14-15 as we discuss ESG Program Development & Staffing Sustainability with:
- Brenna Walraven, President and CEO of Corporate Sustainability Strategies (CSS)
- Dan Egan, Managing Director, Americas Head of Real Estate ESG at Blackstone
- Jim Landau, Head of Environmental, Social & Governance at MetLife Investment Management
- Kim Pexton, Senior Vice President, Sustainability at JBG SMITH
2022 Progress Report and a Look Ahead for 2023
Part of Duane Morris LLP’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Webinar Series
About the Program
Among nonfinancial criteria, businesses must increasingly consider ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) to stay relevant to their employees, customers, and boards.
Beyond making smart business sense, ESG initiatives can help drive efficiency, increase engagement, and involve constituents in critical ecological and social improvements.
Increasingly, investors, shareholders, and money managers want to know a company does more than just turn a profit; indeed, having a positive impact on the world at large is often a metric used to gauge the long-term health and viability of a commercial enterprise. Investments in real estate and development are now being evaluated for ESG sustainability by and for players in capital markets.
With 2022 behind us, we will review major developments and stories from the past year―as well as share our hopes and predictions for what 2023 might have in store.
Location, Date & Time
January 25, 2023
12:00 PM ET
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As the demand for ESG initiatives and reporting from stakeholders continues to rise, mechanisms for quantifying progress are becoming increasingly popular.
The GRESB (formerly known as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmarking) assessment supports fund managers and asset operators with measuring and benchmarking their ESG performance impact. The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is hosting a 60-minute webinar to promote the widespread adoption of sustainability and ESG in the built environment. Attendees will learn about this standardized, globally recognized framework and how it can improve your investor-manager engagement and compare ESG related policy, programs, and performance against peers. Varia US/Stoneweg US will detail the process for their first GRESB assessment submittal, and how it identifies areas of opportunity for improvement.
- Understand that the market drivers for increased interest in ESG & GRESB reporting.
- Describe how GRESB can be used as a framework to improve transparency and can help identify opportunities for performance improvement.
- Recall the Varia US/Stoneweg US GRESB performance results and identify the challenges and benefits of preparing for submittal.
- Recognize that GBI can support stakeholders in improving sustainability, health & wellness, and resilience in the built environment through certification efforts recognized by GRESB.