ULI Europe Digital Programme: Spotlight on Resilient Cities – How Investors are Factoring in City-Level Climate Risks in their Investment Decision-Making


Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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    Online This webinar will be hosted by Zoom. UNITED KINGDOM


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    Webinar Summary

    'Spotlight on Resilient Cities – How Investors are Factoring in City-Level Climate Risks in their Investment Decision-Making'
    Many assets held by real estate investors are in cities vulnerable to the effects of climate change, ranging from more frequent severe weather events such as excess rainfall, extreme heat, and wildfires to more gradual changes such as rising sea-levels. ULI have partnered with Heitman, Arup and Milliman to assess the potential impact of climate change on the long-term value of real estate assets.

    In this webinar, we will begin with a presentation on this highly relevant topic, and then key leaders from the sector will discuss what challenges climate change provides for cities, how cities are mitigating these risks and how investors can address these in their own investment strategies.
    View confirmed speakers below. 
    Webinar Series
    This is the second webinar in the series looking at "Rebuild: Creating liveable and resilient cities".
    Other webinars in this series include:

    The 2020 ULI Europe Digital Programme Autumn Series: Rebuild, Reshape and Rethink

    Join one of our webinars this Autumn on the central theme of "Rebuild, Reshape and Rethink: Preparing for a new built world". We will explore each of these concepts through webinars grouped into series, including:
    • Rebuild: Creating liveable and resilient cities
    • Reshape: Evolving real estate formats to meet consumer needs
    • Rethink: Innovation, finance and new solutions for real estate



    Laura Craft

    Head of Global ESG Strategy , Heitman

    Laura Craft is SVP, Head of Global ESG Strategy at Heitman, a real estate investment manager with ~$44 billion under management. Laura establishes systematic approaches to embed ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) into investment decision-making and management of investments. Integrating ESG considerations provides opportunities to create value, reduce risk and enhance investment returns. Laura leads the Heitman partnership with Urban Land Institute (ULI) to publish the reports, Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision-Making and Emerging Practices for Market Assessment which explore current methods for assessing and mitigating climate risk in real estate. Complementing asset- and market-level climate risk assessments, Heitman has committed to net zero carbon operations by 2030.


    Sasha Njagulj

    Global Head of ESG, CBRE Global Investors Europe BV

    Aleksandra (Sasha) Njagulj is the Global Head of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). Ms Njagulj joined CBRE Global Investors in 2019 and is based in London. She has overall responsibility for developing and communicating global ESG priorities and strategies across all business lines in EMEA, APAC and the U.S. She supports the global, regional and business line Responsible Investment Management Committees (RIMCos). Ms Njagulj is a qualified architect with over 20 years of practical experience in architectural design, design management and sustainable built environment. In 2017, she joined CBRE Global Workspace Solutions as the Lead for CBRE Global Investors with responsibility for designing and delivering ESG policies and strategies tailored for country-specific and global funds. Prior to CBRE, Ms Njagulj was head of the Sustainability, R&D and Innovation department at Bouygues UK. Ms Njagulj earned a Master’s degree in Architectural Design from the University of Belgrade in 2002 and a Master’s degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge in 2017. She is a BRE Academy Fellow.


    Maarten Jennen

    Senior Director - Strategist Private Real Estate, PGGM Investments B.V.

    Maarten is Senior Director – Global Strategist in the real estate investment team of PGGM since august 2016. His responsibilities include setting the top-down investment strategy for the private real estate portfolio and he serves as a member of the investment committee. Besides his role at PGGM Maarten has a part-time position as Research Fellow at TIAS Business School, Tilburg University. Prior to joining PGGM he worked as Director of Investment Solutions at CBRE Global Investors where he had a shared responsibility for the global allocation framework used to advice CBRE GI’s largest clients. Maarten holds a PhD from Erasmus University in the Netherlands.