How the SEC’s Green Disclosure Requirement Could Fast-Track the Decarbonizing of Cities

October 25, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, East Fork, Level 3 Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Capital Markets Resilience Sustainable Development
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For years, the battle for decarbonizing the built environment has focused primarily on building codes, local laws, and taxes to incentivize the real estate industry to build sustainable building stock. However, the growing competitiveness for green buildings and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) products has shifted investment and insurance markets, creating more demand for products that provide not only social impact but also social value. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) regulation of information disclosure about climate-related risks for public companies could be the market accelerant that sustainability proponents have always wanted for real estate. The impact could mean harmony to an industry in need of standardized quantitative metrics on climate risks for both investors and tenants who demand buildings to align with their corporation’s ESG goals. The immediate scramble from both AEC and CRE professionals for short-term benefits has the potential to lay the foundation for long-term lasting impact. This panel of capital markets, design, and development experts will discuss how the new SEC rule will accelerate a sustainability market and increase the demand for high-performance buildings.