Caroline Field (England) will be featured as the keynote speaker and interviewed at the 2018 Sustainable Real Conference Series at The Crystal London at 9:30 a.m. on 25 April 2018.

Her presentation is entitled “Resilience: What is it and Why is it Important for the Real Estate and Infrastructure Sectors?” Caroline’s Session 1 Keynote speech will address resilience in a broad sense, and explain why it is important for the real estate and infrastructure sectors. Caroline will then be interviewed one-on-one by Jonathan Brasse, Senior Editor, PERE.

Caroline Field is a Principal with more than 20 years’ experience in engineering consultancy for the built environment. Caroline currently leads MMI’s Resilience Practice Area; assisting clients to develop a comprehensive approach to resilience for both cities and organizations.

Jonathan Brasse is the senior editor for Private Equity International (PEI) Media’s Real Estate Group which comprises the group’s real estate publications, PERE and Real Estate Capital. Jonathan leads the group’s editorial team and is responsible for setting the agendas for the print and online editions of both publications as well as all associated publications.

The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and Siemens: 2018 Sustainable Real Assets Conference series connects global asset owners, managers, operators and ESG professionals committed to creating sustainable and resilient buildings and infrastructure.

Resilience is the theme for the 2018 conference series, with three locations to choose: London, Washington, D.C., and Sydney. Each conference offers single-track programming that explores investment strategies, new technologies and business models from organizations with established, industry-leading programs. In addition to inspirational keynote speakers and panel sessions, each conference provides opportunities for networking and collaborative partnerships, helping facilitate our shared vision of “Sustainable Real Assets.”

Leading institutional investors are incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets into their investment process. Regulators are mandating ever more ESG disclosures and improvements. And tenants, owners and other stakeholders are demanding more sustainable, greener and healthier buildings and infrastructure. GRESB is responding to this demand by providing high-quality ESG data and powerful analytical tools to the industry.

Session Topic

With the frequency, size and cost of disasters increasing due to climate change, population growth and urbanization, the imperative to manage the resilience of real assets is accelerating. This context-setting session will explore:

  • The scope of the resilience challenge facing real estate and infrastructure sector globally.
  • How close we are to a globally-agreed definition of what constitutes resilient real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets.
  • How a focus on resilience can both capture opportunity and protect against downside risks
  • How resilience fits into a broader vision of “Sustainable Real Assets”

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