Dan Winters, GRESB Head of Americas, will present a GRESB spotlight detailing Canadian institutional fund managers’ distribution of results, use of green building rating systems, and the outperformance of Canada participants on the 2016 GRESB Real Estate Assessment.
Panelists include Philippe Bernier, Senior Director at Triovest, Emily Partington, Director at WSP and Neil Pegram CSR Manager at Morguard REIT.
Philippe Bernier is Senior Director, Sustainability & Innovation, at Triovest Realty Advisors. Philippe is a Professional Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and holds a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge in the UK. With over a decade of business and sustainability experience across multiple industry sectors, Philippe is accountable for the business management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities across Triovest-managed assets, new developments, and internal operations. Philippe is also responsible for developing and implementing Triovest’s innovation strategy.
Emily B. Partington is a Project Director at WSP specializing in corporate sustainability. In her role, Emily is responsible for project execution and team oversight, contributing to business development and thought leadership. Emily has advisory experience serving clients across a range of industry sectors in areas including sustainability strategy design and implementation, materiality assessments, environment, social and governance (ESG) risk assessments, stakeholder engagement, performance measurement and reporting.
She has experience working with management and reporting guidelines and frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and CDP, as well as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and ISO 14064 standards.
Emily holds a M.Sc. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto, and has studied Strategies for Sustainability Management at Harvard University. Originally from rural Innerkip, Ontario, she has spent the last decade in Ottawa and New York City, and currently lives in Toronto.
Neil Pegram leads Morguard's sustainability program companywide. Morguard is a fully integrated real estate company with over $20 billion in assets under management. Neil developed the GRI compliant sustainability reporting program and directs the implementation of sustainability initiatives ranging from green building to responsible property investing programs. In 2014, Neil was honored as one of Canada's Clean 50 for his "outstanding contribution to sustainable development and clean capitalism". Previous to Morguard, Neil worked in both private and public research positions, and as a sustainability consultant. Neil holds a B.Sc. in Biology/Psychology from the University of Victoria, and a M.Sc. in Strategic Leadership and Sustainability from BTH University Sweden. He is trained in the use of The Natural Step Framework and is a Future Search Facilitator.
Date & Time
March 21, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
Bymark, 66 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON M5K 1M6