ULI Europe Digital Programme: Developing Green – The road to Zero Carbon


2021-05-12T12:30:00 - 2021-05-12T13:30:00

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    Online This webinar will be hosted by Zoom. UNITED KINGDOM
    This event is available to Full Members only.


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    Webinar Summary

     This timely Full Member webinar will take a look at the progress the real estate industry is making in achieving its ambition for decarbonisation.

    To begin the discussion, Lene Feltmann Espersen, chief executive officer of the Association of Danish Architectural Companies, will give a presentation on her own insights into the road to zero carbon in Denmark, and both the opportunities and challenges that must be faced. 

    This will be followed by a discussion on the issues raised, and on how sustainability can truly be put at the heart of real estate investment in the drive towards zero carbon. Moderated by Billy Grayson, executive director, center for sustainability and economic performance at ULI, the panel will include Mathieu Elshout, head of sustainability and impact investing at PATRIZIA AG as well as the decarbonisation perspective of Stéphane Villemain, vice president, corporate social responsibility at Ivanhoé Cambridge.

    We hope to see you at 12.30 PM BST / 1.30 PM CEST on Wednesday, the 12 May for what will be an exclusive opportunity for Full Members only to hear from the experts in sustainability for the built environment, with additional time provided for Q&A and engagement with the speakers and your fellow members.

    Webinar Series
    This is the third webinar in the 2021 series looking at "Rebuild: Creating liveable and resilient cities"

    The 2021 ULI Europe Digital Programme Series: Rebuild, Reshape and Rethink
    Join one of our webinars 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



    Lene Feltmann Espersen

    CEO, Association of Danish Architectural Companies

    Lene Feltmann Espersen is Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Danish Architectural Companies. She works closely with the business organisations involved in construction and architecture both domestically and internationally. Her main goal is to strengthen the business of the members and brand the members as companies that help to add social, environmental and economic sustainable value to the society. Lene Feltmann Espersen has substantial experience with both domestic political affairs and international affairs, having been a member of the Danish Parliament for 20 years. She has been responsible for various areas of government in Denmark, including as the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Business & Economy and the Minister of Foreign Affairs.


    Billy Grayson

    Executive Director, Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance, Urban Land Institute

    Billy Grayson is the Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization that focuses on land use, real estate and urban development. As Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability, Mr. Grayson manages a team leading programs on climate risk and resilience, health and wellness, and building energy and environmental performance. ULI works with members, community leaders, coalition partners, and other key stakeholders to build awareness around sustainability issues in the built environment, and to provide our members with the tools and resources they need to cost-effectively drive sustainability into their projects and operations.


    Stéphane Villemain

    VP CSR, Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.

    Stéphane Villemain is responsible for all activities related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Ivanhoé Cambridge. He defines the Company’s evolving CSR and sustainable investment strategy along with its main business groups and units. He establishes a working structure and oversees sustainability initiatives for properties, regional offices and corporate departments. His duties also include managing risks and opportunities arising from the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues associated with our investments, such as climate change, reduction of carbon emissions and the well-being of the occupants. Before joining Ivanhoé Cambridge in 2020, Stephane was Director, Responsible Investment, at PSP Investments, where he helped define and implement ESG strategies, policies and action plans for the investment portfolio. He was previously Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, at Ernst and Young from 2012 to 2016. He also held positions of increasing responsibility in CSR and sustainability for Deloitte and its clients from 2007 until 2012. Stéphane graduated (MEng) from École Polytechnique (Paris) and École Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et Forêts (AgroParisTech) and holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from McGill University.


    Mathieu Elshout

    Head of Sustainability and Impact Investing, PATRIZIA AG

    Mathieu Elshout is Head of Sustainability and Impact Investing at PATRIZIA. Previously he was Senior Investment Director at PGGM, where he was responsible for a portfolio of European private real estate investments as well as leading PGGM’s efforts on sustainability within Real Estate. Mathieu sat on PGGM’s Global Private Real Estate Investment Committee and served on many Funds’ Advisory and Supervisory Boards and Investment Committees. Before joining PGGM in 2008 he worked for 10 years in various positions at consulting engineering firm Grontmij (now Sweco). He served as Non-executive Director of GRESB and as Chair of the INREV Sustainability Committee and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the ULI Europe Sustainability Product Council and is member of the Advisory Board of the ULI Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance. Mathieu is an INSEAD certified director, earned a Master of Real Estate degree from the Amsterdam School of Real Estate (University of Amsterdam) and holds a Ba in Environmental Management (Van Hall Institute Groningen).