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Webinar Series: Improving ESG Performance with an Eye on ROI

Webinar Series: Improving ESG Performance with an Eye on ROI

An Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy is no longer just a nice-to-have but a necessity for the commercial real estate industry. However, there is still much uncertainty for businesses when it comes to establishing process, methodology, and fiscally responsible goals, especially around sustainability and resilience. Bringing together the varied perspectives of engineering, sustainability, equity, institutional investor, and lender, this thought-leadership series will offer a 360° view of ESG and provide practical insights for CRE leaders to start making real progress toward their goals.

ESG+”R”: Understanding Climate Change Risks and Building Property Resilience

Session 2 of 3:  ESG+”R”: Understanding Climate Change Risks and Building Property Resilience

View Webinar Recording Here

It’s impossible to talk about ESG today without talking about Resilience. Asset owners and managers, investors, and lenders are all asking the question: “How do you ensure that properties are resilient against future climate change risks?” In this next webinar of our ESG series, our panelists discuss the processes and best practices for approaching property resilience, how investors are thinking about climate change risks, and the latest updates on ASTM Property Resilience Assessment standards.

Recorded March 31, 2022

Panelists:

Jessica Weyandt, AIA, NCARB, Senior Associate, Due Diligence - Engineering at Revantage, a Blackstone Company

Jess Weyandt is a licensed architect with twelve years of experience in new construction, owners’ representation, and real estate consulting. She is currently working for Revantage, a Blackstone Company, on the Due Diligence - Engineering team. In her former role, she worked for a boutique consulting firm, where she directed the sustainability and resiliency departments. She is currently an active member of the ASTM task force developing the Standard Guide for Property Resiliency Assessments.

Tony Liou, President at Partner Energy

Tony Liou is the founder and President of Partner Energy. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles and helps clients identify, capitalize, and implement energy efficiency, sustainability, and ESG+R projects to meet business goals. Tony has worked for 20 years in real estate, energy efficiency and sustainability industry, and is personally committed to expanding ESG and resiliency in CRE. He is also an advocate for energy efficiency programs and sustainable building practices that add value for managers and owners of commercial real estate (CRE) assets.

Brady Mills, PE, CEM, BPI BA & MFBA, Senior Technical Manager at Partner Energy

Brady Mills is a Senior Technical Manager at Partner Energy with over 13 years of experience in the single-family, multifamily, and commercial building industries. He is a subject matter expert in multiple areas of the energy efficiency and sustainability industries, an instructor of the Building Performance Institute’s Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA) course, as well as a frequent presenter at industry conferences, guest lecturer for universities, and volunteer for local energy efficiency and engineering programs. He is an ASTM subcommittee member currently working on the Standard Guide for Property Resilience Assessments of Buildings.

 

Previous Webinar Sessions

Best Practices for Improving ESG Performance.

Session 1 of 3: Best Practices for Improving ESG Performance

View Webinar Recording Here. Recorded Feb. 24

Investors and stakeholders are demanding ESG policy and reporting transparency from asset owners, viewing ESG performance as a key factor in risk evaluation in the commercial real estate industry. As funds get tied to ESG, the goal is for properties to become more sustainable and resilient to climate change.

In this webinar, our panelists will provide actionable insights for owners and asset managers to measure and improve their ESG performance. Topics will include understanding the existing assets’ carbon footprint, finding opportunities for energy use reduction, and calculating ROI for capital intensive measures. This webinar is for asset owners and managers who are getting serious about achieving their ESG goals, and are looking for a sustainability and engineering perspective on getting there.

Feb 24, 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm PST

Panelists:

Mike Lombardo, Head of ESG Strategy, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.

Tony Liou, President - Partner Energy

Michele Le Goff, ESG Manager - Partner Energy

 

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Session 3: Tackling Ambitious ESG Goals – Pathways to Achieving Net Zero Carbon

Date: TBD