ESG Webinar: 2022 Progress Report and a Look Ahead for 2023

ESG Webinar: 2022 Progress Report and a Look Ahead for 2023

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.

 

Panel

 

Location, Date & Time

Online webinar

January 25, 2023

12:00 PM ET

 

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Analyzing GRESB Results: A Case Study on a First-Time Submittal

Analyzing GRESB Results: A Case Study on a First-Time Submittal

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.

 

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

 

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Decarbonization 2022: Business Case & Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality

Decarbonization 2022: Business Case & Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality

Presented by BOMA Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beaches

 

Session Information

Investors are increasingly asking about it, and large corporate tenants are announcing commitments around carbon neutrality. The conversation is moving past just certifications and efficiency and into actual decarbonization. This presents building owners, operators and building engineers with an opportunity to cost-effectively develop a plan for net zero. Hear Brenna Walraven discuss the market context for the growing interest in ESG and decarbonization, provide high-level definitions for what carbon neutrality means, as well as basic steps and business cases for taking action.

 

Speaker

 

  • Brenna S. Walraven, CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (CSS)

 

When

 

September 21, 2022

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

 

 

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About BOMA

 

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beaches has 325+ members who own, operate, or service millions of square feet of office, industrial, medical office, retail, and mixed-use properties in Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties. We understand that excellence in management directly impacts the quality and value of a commercial real estate asset.

Future of ESG in Property Management

Future of ESG in Property Management

Presented by BOMA Denver & Colorado Real Estate Journal

 

Panel

 

  • Channing Gibson, Director of Operations, Hospitality at Work
  • Jenna Goddard, LEED AP, General Manager, Newmark
  • Stephen Shepard, CAE, Denver Metro BOMA
  • Brenna S. Walraven, CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies (CSS)

 

When

 

August 30, 2022

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

 

 

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About BOMA

 

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Denver advances the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, professional development and the exchange of knowledge.

Decarbonization 2022: Business Case & Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality

Decarbonization 2022: Business Case & Steps Towards Carbon Neutrality

Presented by Building Owners & Managers Association International and BUILDINGS

 

Session Information

 

Investors are asking about, and large corporate tenants are announcing commitments around, carbon neutrality. The conversation is moving past certifications, efficiency and into actual decarbonization. This presents building owners and managers with a major opportunity to cost effectively develop a plan for net zero. Hear real estate professionals discuss the different paths and approaches towards carbon neutrality goals. You’ll learn how to incorporate decarbonization strategies into your existing sustainability practices, as well as the different paths and approaches companies are taking.

 

Panel

 

  • Megan Basore, VP, Corporate Responsibility, Duke Realty
  • Michelle German, Director, ESG & Sustainability, LBA Realty
  • Janelle Penny, Editor in Chief, Buildings
  • Brenna Walraven, President & CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies

 

When

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

 

Where

 

LIVE

Nashville, TN

 

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About BOMA

 

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is the partner individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose to maximize value for their careers, organizations and assets.

Using Certifications to Ace Your Health and Wellness Goals

Using Certifications to Ace Your Health and Wellness Goals

Presented by Building Owners & Managers Association International and BUILDINGS

 

Session Information

 

The pandemic has raised expectations for healthy and safe indoor spaces, and building occupants are hungry for science-based information. This session will show you how to use certifications to validate that the products, processes and spaces in your portfolio meet the highest standards for promoting healthy indoor environments. Learn how certifications can help you protect the health of building occupants, promote social equity for members of marginalized communities, and eliminate hazards in your supply chain. The session will include discussion of the latest developments in certification programs, covering turnkey solutions, the health and sustainability attributes building occupants are looking for today, and how to meaningfully communicate about the impacts and benefits of your programs.

 

Focus

 

  • Latest trends in health and wellness for commercial real estate
  • Using certifications to ensure practices and spaces that protect the health and safety of all building occupants
  • How certifications can help promote social equity for members of marginalized communities and eliminate hazards in the supply chain
  • Implementing health and wellness certifications in a large portfolio
  • How third-party certifications ensure delivery of sustainability and health and wellness goals along with how to communicate their value to tenants and stakeholder

 

Panel

 

  • Beau Daane, Director, Sustainable Development, Harvard Maintenance
  • Doug Gatlin, CEO, Green Seal Inc.
  • Robert Phinney, VP for Sustainability, Vornado Realty Trust
  • Brenna Walraven, President & CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies

 

When

 

Monday, June 27, 2022

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Where

 

LIVE

Nashville, TN

 

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About BOMA

 

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is the partner individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose to maximize value for their careers, organizations and assets.