ESG by Design: A Conversation about Investing in ESG and Performance-Driven Design

October 26, 2022 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (GMT-06:00) Central Time Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, D220 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Architecture – Design Finance Sustainable Development
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ESG-driven investment is good for the planet; can it also be an effective tool for allocating capital to commercial real estate transactions? How can the expertise of urban designers and architects influence and inform financial performance, risk profile, and, in turn, credit ratings and other investment metrics? How can we determine the impact of ESG investment practices on a building, neighborhood, or even citywide level? What would the impact be in terms of sustainability, economic growth, social change, and human well-being? Join us for a conversation about how performance-driven design can reduce financial risk in commercial real estate transactions between Kevin Augustyn and Pablo LaRoche, introduced and moderated by Renee Schoonbeek. Augustyn is a senior vice president, credit rating, at DBRS Morningstar and a member of the ULI Responsible Property Investment Council. LaRoche is a principal, performance-driven design, at CRTKL and a professor of architecture at the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, College of Environmental Design of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Schoonbeek is a senior consultant at Arcadis and a member of the ULI Placemaking Council.