Can the Real Estate industry unlock the solutions needed for climate mitigation?

As demand rises for green-focused buildings, the real estate industry has a critical role to play in climate mitigation and sustainable development. Post COP26, this webinar will explore the challenges to upgrade buildings and retrofit, deliver and fund greener buildings while also meeting net zero targets.

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Mark Wynne Smith, Global Head of Valuation Advisory, JLL

Mark is responsible for in excess of $2 trillion of real estate across all sectors. In recent years, he has been central to numerous corporate and hotel portfolio transactions, including advising the InterContinental Hotels Group on some $4 billion worth of their successful divestment of hotel real estate. Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Nina Reid, Head of Responsible Property Investment, M&G Investments

Nina has overseen Responsible Property Investment (RPI) within M&G Real Estate for over 10 years, driving its ambitious RPI strategy. She oversees investor reporting on RPI initiatives, engaging directly with investors to ensure that funds are meeting their sustainability requirements.

Dr. Nils Kok, Professor in Real Estate Finance, Maastricht University

Nils’s research interests range from urban economics to institutional real estate investments, with a strong focus on the economics of energy efficiency and sustainability in the real estate sector. He serves as non-executive board member at GeoPhy, the leading provider of automated valuations for the real estate sector. Nils was the founder and CEO of GRESB, a global ESG rating company for real estate and infrastructure investments.


Helen Wood-Gush, Senior ESG Consultant, Responsible Investor

Helen has 15 years’ experience in sustainability, finance and investor relations. She has worked at Antofagasta plc, BG Group plc, Pearson plc, Kingfisher plc. Helen holds a postgraduate certificate (MA level) from the University of Cambridge in Sustainability Business Leadership and BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds.

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