About this webinar
Register for this FREE webinar to learn how corporate and asset performance should be interpreted, understood, measured and monitored in an ESG context. Attend to understand the role of standards, frameworks and benchmarks – including the EU Taxonomy, the TCFD, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the CDSB, and sector specific standards such as BREEAM – in regard of net zero carbon commitments.
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The Global Responsible Investing Virtual Summit
19 November 2020
Afternoon session 14.00-15.30pm GMT (London)
Net-zero carbon performance measurement
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Emma Harvey, Programme Director, Green Finance Institute
An experienced and passionate green finance specialist, Emma Harvey joined the Green Finance Institute in 2019 and leads a portfolio of coalitions and projects including the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings, an industry-led collaboration with more than 150 individual members, focused on developing new financial products and solutions to help accelerate the decarbonisation of buildings. Emma previously worked across several areas within Barclays Bank including product development, portfolio management and corporate debt structuring. Throughout this period she championed the green finance agenda, supporting the bank’s first green bond issuance and pioneering the Barclays green home mortgage.
Dr Shamir Ghumra, BREEAM Director at BRE
Dr Shamir Ghumra is the global director for the world’s first building sustainability rating system, BREEAM; the scheme has certified over half a million buildings and has over two million registered assets in 87 countries. He is also responsible for digital tools for H&S, Resource management and Building Security. He specialises in supply chain governance, ethical sourcing, climate change, ESG and Green Finance. Shamir also sits on the Green Finance Initiative CEEB group, Professional Standards Committee for IEMA and is a Chartered Environmentalist. Shamir was appointed as vice chair of the IoD Leicestershire and South East Midlands branch in August 2020.
Nina has overseen responsible investment within M&G Real Estate for over 9 years, driving its ambitious Responsible Property Investment (RPI) strategy. Nina and her team work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that M&G Real Estate’s fund range embed environmental and social considerations, identify opportunities whilst minimising risk associated with obsolescence and depreciation. She also oversees investor reporting on RPI/ESG initiatives, engaging directly with investors to ensure that funds are meeting their sustainability requirements. Nina is an active member of several industry groups, and is currently chairing the Better Building Partnership Net Zero Working Group and participating in the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Paris Aligned Investment Initiative working group.
Erik Landry: Climate Change Specialist, GRESB
Erik is the Climate Change Specialist
at GRESB, the global ESG benchmark for real assets covering US $5.3 trillion in real estate and infrastructure value and used by more than 100 institutional and financial investors. There he is responsible for GRESB’s research, products, and partnerships with
regard to climate-related risks (both transition and physical), resilience, and carbon accounting. Before joining GRESB earlier in 2020, he was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he led a working group on climate-related scenarios, providing
various stakeholders with guidance on scenario analysis in the context of the TCFD.
Moderator: Colleen Theron, CEO Ardea International
Colleen is a tri qualified lawyer. She has over 25 years of legal and commercial experience of working with business, organisations and NGOs across sectors on both a strategic and operational level and provides training and online resources to both directors and employees on human rights, modern slavery and sustainability issues. Colleen has a LLM (with distinction) in Environmental Law from the University of Aberdeen. She recently published a chapter ‘Modern Slavery and Transparency in Supply Chains- the Role of Business’ in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK’. She sits on the advisory board for LexisPSL Environment and was nominated as one of the Top 100 Corporate Modern slavery influencers in the UK in 2018.
The webinar will last 90 minutes and includes a question and answer session. At the point of registration you will have the opportunity to submit questions you would like to our speakers to respond to on the live webinar.
Unable to join us on the day? We will record this webinar. If you are unable to attend live, please register and we will send you a link to the recording after the webinar and a link to download the speakers’ presentations and other outputs.
Net-zero carbon commitments have been entered into by several governments – including the U.K.’s – and numerous corporate entities e.g. Shell, Sainsbury’s and PwC. The rationale to do so is irrefutable but for the corporates themselves and for the investment community what do zero-carbon commitments amount to? How should corporate performance and asset performance be interpreted, understood, measured and monitored? What are the roles of standards, frameworks and benchmarks – including the EU Taxonomy, the TCFD, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the CDSB, and sector specific standards such as BREEAM – in regard of net zero carbon commitments?
The proliferation of mandatory and voluntary standards, frameworks and benchmarks provide a rich mine of information to gather environmental data on corporate performance. It supports analysis, evaluation and decision making. Key issues that have arisen – and which our speaker panel will address – include:
⁃ Standardisation – what metrics are we using?
⁃ Transparency – verification of what’s reported
⁃ Disclosure – voluntary v mandatory
⁃ Measuring action not intention
Corporates: Join this webinar to understand what net zero measurement you should be focused on, gain insight from acknowledged experts on what the current and future risks are, and learn the role the standards, frameworks and benchmarks play in supporting you to address them in your corporate strategies to meet the expectations of investors and your other stakeholders.
Investment community: Join this webinar to understand carbon reporting metrics from an analytical perspective, gain insight from acknowledged experts on how the SDGs, TCFD, CDSB and BREEAM provide a risk framework, and learn how to interpret the data sets for use in your investment strategies.
Why study with Ardea?
Taking part in this webinar will make you both more confident when talking about carbon performance measurement and give you a deeper understanding.
You’ll learn the theory, see real-life case studies and get to grips with the legal parameters and how to apply them within your organisational setting.
Come away with strategies to ensure what you’ve studied has a lasting impact.