Past Events

ESG Real Estate Investment Japan Seminar

9 October 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

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 […]

Webinar: Positive Impact Real Estate Investment Framework

28 February 2019 | BrightTALK webinar

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.

Webinar: Positive Impact – Real Estate Investment Framework

10 July 2018

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 […]

Old Events

Japan Sustainable Building Consortium: The 3​rd​ Symposium on Paris Agreement and ESG in Real Estate Investments

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 […]

Managing Climate, Environment, Social and Governance in Real Estate

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 […]

UNEP FI and PRI joint Webinar: “Implementing Responsible Property Investment Strategies”

, 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 […]

Multi-stakeholder Workshop on Sustainablility Principles and Reporting for the Construction and Real Estate Sector in the Indian Context

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 […]

UNEP FI Global Round Table:
Sustainability and global property portfolios ‘The Global Business of Responsible Property Investments’

, 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 […]

Property Working Group In-person Strategic Meeting

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. […]

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

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), […]

Property Work Stream Development – First Official Meeting

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. […]