GRESB Spotlight on Canada

March 21, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
This special event is free to attend. Please RSVP here.

CaGBC and REALPAC are pleased to host this special event for Toronto’s green real estate industry executives. Join us on March 21, 2017 for a GRESB Spotlight on Canada. Dan Winters, GRESB Head of Americas, will present a GRESB spotlight detailing Canadian institutional fund managers’ distribution of results, use of green building rating systems, and the outperformance of Canada participants on the 2016 GRESB Real Estate Assessment. This will be followed by a panel discussion providing commentary, case studies and insights on how sustainability is driving bottom-line risk metrics and economic savings among Canadian private equity firms.


5:00 p.m. Networking
5:20 p.m. Welcoming Remarks from Thomas Mueller, President and CEO, CaGBC and Michael Brooks, CEO, REALPAC
5:30 p.m. Dan Winters, GRESB Spotlight
5:45 p.m. Panel discussion, moderated by Dan Winters with panelists:
     - Emily Partington, Project Director, WSP Canada Inc.
     - Neil Pegram, Sustainability Department Head, Morguard
     - Philippe Bernier, Senior Director, Sustainability & Innovation, Triovest Realty Advisors  
6:20 p.m.  Networking
7:00 p.m.  Event concludes

Dan Winters,
Head of North America – GRESB, has responsibility for furthering GRESB’s international scope by engaging institutional investors throughout North America, establishing industry partnerships, and expanding GRESB coverage among REITs and private equity firms. GRESB is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios around the globe.  Institutional investors use this dynamic benchmark to engage with their investment management teams, aiming to improve the sustainability performance of their investment portfolios and the global property sector at large. He previously served the U.S. Green Building Council as Senior Fellow for Business Strategy and Finance by providing leadership on a range of topics including green bond underwriting guidelines, asset valuation, and related business topics.  Additional professional experience includes tenures at Russell Real Estate and CBRE, and participation in several start-up technology companies.


Emily B. Partington is a Project Director at WSP specializing in corporate sustainability. Emily is responsible for project execution and team oversight, contributing to business development and thought leadership. She has advisory experience serving clients across a range of industry sectors in areas including sustainability strategy design and implementation, materiality assessments, environment, social and governance (ESG) risk assessments, stakeholder engagement, performance measurement and reporting. She has experience working with management and reporting guidelines and frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and CDP, as well as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and ISO 14064 standards. 


Neil Pegram
leads Morguard's sustainability program companywide. Morguard is a fully integrated real estate company with over $20 billion in assets under management.  Neil developed the GRI compliant sustainability reporting program and directs the implementation of sustainability initiatives ranging from green building to responsible property investing programs. In 2014, Neil was honoured as one of Canada's Clean 50 for his "outstanding contribution to sustainable development and clean capitalism". Previous to Morguard, Neil worked in both private and public research positions, and as a sustainability consultant. He is trained in the use of The Natural Step Framework and is a Future Search Facilitator.

Philippe Bernier
is Senior Director, Sustainability and Innovation, at Triovest Realty Advisors. With over a decade of business and sustainability experience across multiple industry sectors, Philippe is accountable for the business management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities across Triovest-managed assets, new developments, and internal operations. Philippe is also responsible for developing and implementing Triovest’s innovation strategy.


Bymark, 66 Wellington Street West (TD Centre) Toronto, ON
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