Date: Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Hosted by RICS

Venue: Lecture Hall, RICS Headquarters
Parliament Square, 12 Great George Street, London, UK

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is pleased to invite you to attend the presentation of a new publication Sustainability Metrics: Translation and impact on property investment and management. Led by the Property Working Group of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and developed by the Centre for Real Estate at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the report was brought about through the support of RICS, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). About the Report The rise of sustainability on the business and investment agenda is accompanied by increased requests for property investors and managers to collect information and data to assess the sustainability credentials and performance of buildings. Collecting such information is often perceived as a burden due to uncertainty about what relevance these data have for investment and asset management decisions. The key challenge is to collect, organise, aggregate and interpret valuable (but often underrated) data/information so that it can be integrated into core business and decision-making processes. This will significantly support more responsible property investment and management practices and help organisations protect the value of their assets and comply with their fiduciary duties. The report provides a framework for a corporate real estate sustainability management (CRESM) system for property investment and management organisations, and offers a pragmatic three level approach (corporate, portfolio and single building level) that aims to help the industry manage the complexity of sustainability metrics and to organize information flows more efficiently. Registration Register here now. Kindly note that places are limited. For more information please contact PROGRAMME 4:30 – 5:00 Registration 5:00 – 5:15 Welcoming Remarks

  • Louise Brooke-Smith FRICS – President Elect 2013/14, RICS
  • Leon Kamhi – Executive Director Hermes EOS, UNEP FI Investment Commission Chair

5:15 – 5:35 Presentation of the Report

  • Frank Hovorka MRICS – Responsible Property Director, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, and UNEP FI Property Working Group Co-Chair

5:35 – 6:15 Reactions from the Industry

  • Jenny Pidgeon – Head of Sustainability, TIAA Henderson Real Estate
  • Andrew Szyman – Head of Sustainability, F&C REIT Asset Management
  • Professor David Lorenz FRICS – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Moderated by Tatiana Bosteels – Head of Responsible Property Investment, Hermes Real Estate, Co-Chair of the UNEP FI Property Working Group and Co-chair of IIGCC Property Working Group 6:15 – 6:30 Q&A 6:30 – 7:30 Cocktail reception