PRI-IGCC-RICS-UNEP FI Australian Launch breakfast: Sustainable Real Estate Investment


The PRI is pleased to co-host this event in partnership with the IGCC (Investor Group on Climate Change) and the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) to mark the launch of Sustainable Real Estate Investment. Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement: An Action Framework.

Five of the world’s largest investor networks, the RICS and the Global Alliance on Buildings have come together to collectively create a concise, actionable framework for Real Estate investors to help them make sense of existing ESG guidance to support and accelerate the integration of ESG and climate risks and opportunities into investment decisions. This event will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the guidance with a discussion on how it can be practically applied.

There is overwhelming evidence showing that climate change, energy security and resource scarcity pose clear investment risks, as well as opportunities, for real estate investments.  How, then, can the private sector engage to implement the agreement finalised at COP21 in Paris to mitigate these risks?

By 2020, it is expected that more than USD300 billion will be spent every year retrofitting buildings to improve their energy efficiency.  This kind of investment requires a robust business and investment case, along with a significant increase in investment above existing levels to achieve the set targets.

Who should attend

  • Asset Owners and Trustees and their Investment Advisors and Valuation professionals
  • Direct Real Estate Investment Managers and Property Companies and their Real Estate Consultants
  • Real Estate Equity, Bond and Debt Investors and their Financial Advisor


07:30 Guests arrive, a light breakfast is served
08:00 Welcome and opening comments
Emma Herd, CEO, IGCC
08:05 Keynote:
The Hon. Shayne Mallard, MLC
08:15 Setting the scene
Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, PRI
08:25 Presentation of the Sustainable Real Estate Investment. Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement - an Action Framework
Rowan Griffin: Head of Sustainability, Property, Lendlease
08:40 Panel discussion
Moderator: Emma Herd, CEO, IGCC
Beck Dawson: Chief Resilience Officer for Sydney
Rowan Griffin: Head of Sustainability, Property, Lendlease
Padraig Brown CFA: Real Estate Investment, MERCER 
Bill Hartnett: Head of Sustainability, Local Government Super
09:00 Facilitated Q & A
09:20 Closing remarks
Peter Nolan, Director, RICS in Oceania
09:30 Close
This event is followed by a PRI workshop on a Blueprint for Responsible Investment, starting at 10:00 and less than a five minute walk away. Register for the event here.
The PRI would like to thank Lendlease for hosting this event. Lend Lease




30 Hickson Road
    Sydney NSW


13 May 2016 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM (Local Time)

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