UNEP Finance Initiative together with the Japanese Principles for Financial Action (PFA), a Japan nation-wide sustainable finance forum, held a seminar on ESG investments in real estate. Taking the opportunity of the visit to Japan by the UNEP FI’s Property Working Group Co-Chair Anna Murray, Vice President, Sustainable Investing, BentallGreenOak, the Working Group members in […]
UNEP FI has recently published its Positive Impact Real Estate Investment Framework, part of a suite of resources to address the SDG financing gap and shift financing practices so that environmental, social and economic impacts are fully considered, intended and measured in investment activities. This webinar will provide an overview of the Framework, and include presentations from practitioners using an impact-based approach in their investment strategies and acquisition and management.
The UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and collaborators (RICS, PRI, Global Investor Coalition) is developing an impact-based investment framework for real estate to address the SDG financing gap. UNEP FI’s Property Working Group has issued a discussion paper which introduces a positive impact investment framework and requests feedback on the opportunities and challenges in investing […]
In collaboration with partner organisations, UNEP FI will co-covene the symposium on “Positive Impact in Real Estate Sector” as part of its Asia Pacific Regional Round Table, to be held in Dec in Tokyo.
22 November, 2016 | Tokyo, Japan On the heels of the historic Paris Climate Agreement to limit global average temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, expectations are growing for the building industry – which accounts for 40% of global energy consumption and 30% of global emissions – and for real estate investors to take ESG issues into […]
A follow up framework for action to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement 8 February 2016 | London, UK Six of the world’s largest investor networks have come together to create a concise, actionable framework for Real Estate investors to help make sense of existing ESG guidance and provide a follow up framework for action to […]
, Webinar | 17 November 2011, 10:00 – 11:00, CET The bulk of GHG emissions attributable to buildings emanate from the existing stock. To achieve energy saving and emissions reduction targets in the EU, US and elsewhere, a coherent set of polices is needed to drive responsible behaviors across key stakeholders and over the life-cycle […]
, Webinar | 24 February 2011, 15:00 – 16:00, CET Physical impacts of climate change pose substantial risks to future property values whilst rising energy prices are increasing building occupation costs and influencing choice. In the face of these and other such emerging challenges adopting responsible property investment approaches by integrating application of ESG issues […]
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 […]
Webinar | 1 June 2010, 10:00 – 11:00 AM CET Following the release of the UNEP FI PWG report, Owner-Tenant Engagement in Responsible Property Investing, this webinar will cover the range of possibilities for tenant engagement. In particular, why is owner-tenant engagement key to implementing a successful RPI strategy? Why is collaboration instrumental to retrofitting […]
18 November, 2009 | Mumbai, India Sustainability and its ever increasing demand across the stakeholder spectrum is changing the way the Construction and Real Estate sector conducts business. Sustainability and its reporting is witnessing an accelerated acceptance across geographies due to a realization that the practice of sustainability not only helps the environment but can […]
, Sustainability and global property portfolios Workshop 2223 October15.40-17.00 Property investing is a multi-trillion dollar worldwide industry that can have profound positive or negative effects on environmental, social and cultural goals. The built environment produces around 40 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions; how should the trillions of dollars be invested so that the […]
7-8 December 2006 | Paris, France The official launch of the Property Working Group (PWG) was kindly hosted by Caisse des dépôts et consignations, Co-Chair of the Working Group. Seventeen organisations were present, UNEP FI signatories and newcomers, to discuss strategies for the coming year and development of the Responsible Property Investment case studies project. […]
15 November, 2006 | Denver, Colorado The US Green Building Council hosted the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado. The PWG’s Advisor, Dr Gary Pivo (Professor, University of Arizona), took part in a panel entitled “Global Responses to Climate Change.” Other panelists included representatives from the UNEP Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative (SBCI), […]
29-30 Jun 2006 | London The two-day meeting was kindly hosted by Prudential plc, Co-Chair of the Property Work Stream. Participants presented their institution’s policies and activities relating to sustainability. The results of the member survey on responsible property investment best practice were discussed and the Work Stream’s focus, objectives and future projects were developed. […]