Date: April 28, 2021
Duration: 1.5 Hour
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern
Location: Online via Zoom *Please note, registrants will receive login information to this webinar 1-2 days before it takes place.
In recent years the green building and real estate industries have seen a surge of uptake and participation in ESG integration to further embed sustainability and CSR goals into their organizations. This is driven by a growing demand by clients, tenants, investors, and shareholders who are starting to realize the positive value-add of ESG-aligned portfolios and investment strategies, as well as its long-term risk management potential.
On April 28th, the EGP committee will be hosting a Speaker Series event that will dive into the topic of ESG as it relates to the buildings and real estate sector. The event will provide an introduction to ESG, explore how the adoption of ESG practices and strategies can help to meet sustainability and business goals, and share best practices and examples in ESG data measurement, reporting and disclosure - such as GRESB, SASB, SDGs.
Hear from industry leaders with experience and expertise in ESG strategy creation, implementation and reporting to understand how ESG integration is making an impact on the real estate and green building industry, and the opportunities available for green building professionals preparing to enter into this space.
- (Moderator) Kris Kolenc, Manager of Sustainability and Research, REALPAC
- Ailey Roberts, Manager of Sustainable Investing, BentallGreenOak
- Colin Powell, ESG Advisor, WSP Canada
- Marlee Kohn, Sustainability Manager, Oxford Properties Group
The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada. The CaGBC is the licence holder for the LEED green building rating system in Canada and supports the WELL Building Standard and GRESB (Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark) in Canada.
Together with our membership of over 1,200 industry organizations and more than 2,500 individual Chapter members involved in designing, building and operating buildings, homes and communities, the Council has made excellent inroads toward achieving our mission of reducing the environmental impact of the built environment.
Acting as the voice of the green building industry, the CaGBC advocates for green building policies with all levels of governments and the private sector across Canada. The Council has also educated over 45,000 green professionals to answer the demand for knowledge and jobs this new green marketplace created. As a result of this advocacy, education and the hard work of our members, thousands of commercial and government buildings, schools, homes, community centres and historical structures have been retrofitted or newly constructed to green building standards.