UNEP FI and PRI joint Webinar: “The Investors’ Perspective on the Nature and Need for Sustainable Property Metrics”

Webinar | 4 November 2010, 9:30 – 10:30 AM CET

Recent years have witnessed a proliferation of environmental labels, standards and metrics across the commercial property world. Critics have suggested that the property investors are increasingly becoming confused and off-put by the nearly 200 building labelling systems now in existence around the globe. While they readily acknowledge that sound and meaningful metrics are crucial in the fight against carbon emissions and the need remains for high environmental standards in buildings codes, they are also keen to see increased harmonization, compatibility and transferability in the environmental metrics they are asked to work with.
As a community, property investors have generally not engaged in metrics creation. As a consequence, they are increasingly now having to work with competing metrics schemes designed by technical rather than investment experts, and are struggling to service the demands or see the investment relevance of many.
This webinar will therefore consider,

  • what responsible property investors want to use metrics for;
  • what aspects of their operations do responsible property investors need metrics on; and
  • how environmental metrics for property should be constructed to increase their adoption and impact on property investors.

Speakers

  • Paul McNamara, Co-chair – UNEP FI Property Working Group, Director and Head of Research – PRUPIM
  • Louise Ellison, Research Director – Investment Property Forum
  • Niclas Svenningsen, Head – UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative

Moderator

  • Marenglen Gjonaj, Programme Officer – Property Working Group / Green Economy Initiative, UNEP FI

Audio recordings