The Real Deal: Why an Authentic ESG Reporting Strategy Matters

The Real Deal: Why an Authentic ESG Reporting Strategy Matters

Historically, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals reflected a company’s public relations strategy, primarily driven by investor demands and not central to the success of their business and brand. Those days may be fast disappearing as resident and employee prospects are also making decisions based on how they feel about the company brand as it relates to corporate social responsibility, diversity of leadership, and commitment to environmental principles.


Relative benchmarking platforms, like GRESB, improve both multifamily companies’ and investors’ ability to reveal ESG performance over time while also providing transparency and insight into industry standard practices. This expanding practice area will require due diligence on a provider’s data standards and methodologies to identify the right ESG reporting framework.


Hear from companies who are leaning in to their ESG goals and why it matters to your bottom line. Join Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, for Corporate Sustainability Strategies, as she moderates National Multifamily Housing Council’s OPTECH Conference session: The Real Deal: Why an Authentic ESG Reporting Strategy Matters.





  • Brenna Walraven, President and CEO, Corporate Sustainability Strategies, Inc.


  • Laura Craft, SVP, Global Strategy and Investment ESG, Heitman
  • Brad Dockser, Chief Executive Officer, Green Generation
  • Jason McIntyre, Director of Sustainability and Operations, USAA Real Estate


Date & Time



November 12, 2019



About National Multifamily Housing Council OPTECH Conference & Expo


NMHC OPTECH Conference & Expo offers an unparalleled educational and networking environment with exclusive peer-to-peer roundtables, property and revenue management workshops, and cutting edge content and speakers. Explore new operations and technology-related products and services in the robust exhibit hall.


Who Attends? Open to NMHC members and non-members, the conference is geared toward decision-making executives. Over 1,000 CEOs, COOs, CTOs, CIOs, VPs, etc. attend.


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Brenna Walraven to Speak at National Multifamily Housing Council Sustainability Fireside Chat

Brenna Walraven to Speak at National Multifamily Housing Council Sustainability Fireside Chat

Corporate Sustainability Strategies is pleased to announce Brenna Walraven has been asked by National Multifamily Housing Council to speak at its Spring Board of Directors Meeting in Dallas, TX.  May 10 at 1:00 PM, Walraven will moderate the General Session Sustainability Fireside Chat.

About Sustainability Fireside Chat

Sustainability, broadly defined to include environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly becoming important investment considerations across the entire real estate investment sector and marketplace.  The multifamily industry has embraced efficient building efforts and utility management but has been slower focus on the broader importance of having a sustainability strategy and execution in terms of financial risk and governance. Panelists will discuss the business case for sustainability approaches that improve financial performance and reduce risk.


  • Nils Kok, Founder of GRESB and Chief Economist for GeoPhy
  • Michael Kirby, Invesco
  • Alan George, Chief Investment Officer, Equity Residential
  • Moderator – Brenna Walraven, CEO for Corporate Sustainability Strategies

About NMHC Spring Board of Directors Meeting

NMHC Spring Board of Directors Meeting brings together senior apartment executives from the industry’s leading firms. This meeting provides Executive Committee and Board members with an invaluable opportunity to candidly share information and insight on issues of common interest. Learn more about NMHC Spring Board of Directors Meeting here.

About NMHC

NMHC is the place where the leaders of the apartment industry come together to guide their future success. With the industry’s most prominent and creative leaders at the helm, NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enable both members and the communities they build to thrive. Learn more about NMHC here.