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.
Presented by BOMA Denver & Colorado Real Estate Journal
- 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)
August 30, 2022
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Denver advances the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, professional development and the exchange of knowledge.
Today, 1 billion individuals in over 192 countries mobilize for action every Earth Day. World climate leaders, grassroots activists, nonprofit innovators, thought leaders, industry leaders, artists, musicians, influencers, and leaders of tomorrow are all involved.
On April 22, 2022, EarthDay.org is hosting its Earth Day Live digital event – Nature in the Race to Zero. The global show begins at 8AM Eastern Time.
#InvestInOurPlanet is Earth Day’s 2022 theme, which examines the need to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century to keep the global temperature below 1,5°C.
In celebration of Earth Day’s 52nd Anniversary, here are 52 daily actions and tips to make a difference, every day of the year.
For more information on Earth Day visit www.earthday.org.
“Most stakeholders – from shareholders, to employees, to customers, to communities, and regulators – now expect companies to play a role in decarbonizing the global economy. Few things will impact capital allocation decisions – and thereby the long-term value of your company – more than how effectively you navigate the global energy transition in the years ahead.”
~ Larry Fink, CEO, BlackRock, 2022 Letter to CEOs
Presented by Realcomm
Intelligent building technologies are a critical component to realizing operational cost efficiency, healthy work environments, risk management and the experiences that define the smart building of the future. This series presents industry use cases for design, development and management of smart, energy efficient, high-performance buildings and examines how to create and execute a smart building strategy in the current environment, applying time tested principles to achieving a future ready and scalable approach for your project and/or portfolio.
Across the US, building owners and operators are tasked with making energy efficiency upgrades and/or decarbonizing their power supply to meet new emission reduction targets. This session reviews best practices for operational efficiencies and showcases portfolios that are committed to reducing embodied carbon emissions.
Thursday, January 27, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT
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Realcomm was founded with the goal of bringing industry leaders together to discuss, demonstrate, and debate the latest innovations to impact the commercial real estate industry.