2017 GRESB-Siemens Spring Conference: Leading Sustainability Innovations for Real Assets

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The failure to mitigate and adapt to climate change was named the top global risk in terms of impact by the World Economic Forum in 2017, and one of four major themes the GRI Corporate Leadership Group focuses on moving toward 2025. The real estate sector is not only a major contributor to climate change, but also vulnerable to its effects, and therefore must work toward becoming a solution provider.

Corporate leadership on climate change focuses on alternative and renewable energy, setting targets and developing a climate strategy, communicating and advocating on climate, and new technologies and innovation. Digitalization and advanced technology in particular will allow for better collection of, access to, and better analytics of data, enabling stakeholders to understand performance and execute more efficient and climate-smart strategies.

Join GRESB and Siemens on May 4th in London for our first annual full day conference. The event will explore themes of climate risk and resilience, how the most innovative ESG solutions are addressing climate change mitigation, and provide an in depth look into the impact that cutting edge technology, digitalization and analytics are having on the real estate industry.

The event is free to GRESB Members, Siemens guests and guests of UK-GBC and BBP. If you have any questions, or to access your GRESB Member promotional code, please contact Sacha van Tuijn at events@gresb.com.


8:30 Breakfast & Registration
9:00 Welcome by GRESB and Siemens
9:30 Session 1
Climate Risk and Resilience
– getting 2 degree ready
Moderated by Sarah Ratcliffe, Programme Director, BBP with Keynote by Professor Sven Bienert, Regensburg University and panel with TH Real Estate, Hermes Investment Management, and more
11:30 Session 2
ESG Solutions in Real Estate
- new methods of mitigation
Moderated by Alastair Mant, Head of Industry Engagement, UK-GBC with presentations from WGBC, Land Securities, Prologis, Derwent London , and Siemens UK
14:15 Session 3
The Impact of Digitalization
- IoT for buildings
Moderated by Ragnar Martens, Creative Director, GRESB with presentations from GRESB, Siemens, EP&T Global and panel
with EnergyDeck, and IBM
16:00 Closing and drinks

Date & Time

Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:30 am – 5:30 pm BST


The Crystal
Royal Victoria Docks, Siemens Brothers
Way, London E16 1GB, United Kingdom

Thursday, May 4, 2017