21 min

Net Zero – Why Now‪?‬ IPSX Podcasts

    • Investing

In this episode, guest host Sivan Pliskov (Associate Director, Carbon Intelligence) is joined by a panel featuring Oliver Light (Carbon Intelligence), David Delaney (IPSX), Alex Green (British Property Federation) and Paul Gehres (British Land). The panel discuss the race to zero carbon and how it will affect the real estate industry.

Topics covered in this episode:


How will net zero affect investment in real estate?
How will net zero impact valuations?
What is the role of occupiers in an asset’s net zero journey?
How will regulation drive greater transparency around net zero?
What are the immediate next steps to net zero?
How can IPSX help investors on the reporting of net zero targets?

David Delaney

David Delaney is the Group Chief Executive at IPSX and is responsible for leading the business and developing the Group strategy. David served as a Non-Executive Director on the IPSX Group Board between February 2019 - July 2019, and joined from fintech communications company VoxSmart, where he was Chief Commercial Officer for two years focused on customer engagement and driving sales. Prior to that, he was Head of Strategic Clients and Solutions, EMEA at Thomson Reuters for just over three years, managing a $1 billion book of business. Before Thomson Reuters he spent more than 25 years at Credit Suisse – latterly as Global Head of Fixed Income Sales for interest rate products – and Barclays Bank Plc.

https://www.ipsx.com/

Oliver Light

Oliver leads on Real Estate at Carbon Intelligence, with over eight years of experience delivering ESG services to real estate investors and large corporate occupiers. Oliver is focused on accelerating a zero-carbon economy and has helped to implement several net-zero strategies over the past year. Decarbonisation programmes have included initiating a smart building programme that won over 15 awards in 24 months. Oliver also recently joined the BBP REEB Benchmark and AREF ESG Committee and will participate in several collaborations this year with IPSX, the UK-GBC, and GRESB. Oliver has several ESG qualifications, including the RESET air quality certification.

https://carbon.ci/

Alex Green

Alex is an Assistant Director at the British Property Federation (BPF) and has experience of working in the real estate industry for over 6 years. Alex joining the BPF’s policy team in January 2018 to lead on sustainability, development, and healthcare policy, engaging closely with government departments including BEIS, MHCLG, and HMT. He has previously worked in communications, community consultation, and political engagement for a broad range of property industry clients, working as part of project teams delivering mixed-use, residential, commercial, healthcare, and retail developments.

https://bpf.org.uk/

Paul Gehres

Paul Gehres is the Sustainability Programme Manager at British Land and is responsible for ESG reporting. Paul has worked in corporate sustainability for the last nine years (after a detour through transport planning) and holds an MSc in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics.

https://www.britishland.com/

In this episode, guest host Sivan Pliskov (Associate Director, Carbon Intelligence) is joined by a panel featuring Oliver Light (Carbon Intelligence), David Delaney (IPSX), Alex Green (British Property Federation) and Paul Gehres (British Land). The panel discuss the race to zero carbon and how it will affect the real estate industry.

Topics covered in this episode:


How will net zero affect investment in real estate?
How will net zero impact valuations?
What is the role of occupiers in an asset’s net zero journey?
How will regulation drive greater transparency around net zero?
What are the immediate next steps to net zero?
How can IPSX help investors on the reporting of net zero targets?

David Delaney

David Delaney is the Group Chief Executive at IPSX and is responsible for leading the business and developing the Group strategy. David served as a Non-Executive Director on the IPSX Group Board between February 2019 - July 2019, and joined from fintech communications company VoxSmart, where he was Chief Commercial Officer for two years focused on customer engagement and driving sales. Prior to that, he was Head of Strategic Clients and Solutions, EMEA at Thomson Reuters for just over three years, managing a $1 billion book of business. Before Thomson Reuters he spent more than 25 years at Credit Suisse – latterly as Global Head of Fixed Income Sales for interest rate products – and Barclays Bank Plc.

https://www.ipsx.com/

Oliver Light

Oliver leads on Real Estate at Carbon Intelligence, with over eight years of experience delivering ESG services to real estate investors and large corporate occupiers. Oliver is focused on accelerating a zero-carbon economy and has helped to implement several net-zero strategies over the past year. Decarbonisation programmes have included initiating a smart building programme that won over 15 awards in 24 months. Oliver also recently joined the BBP REEB Benchmark and AREF ESG Committee and will participate in several collaborations this year with IPSX, the UK-GBC, and GRESB. Oliver has several ESG qualifications, including the RESET air quality certification.

https://carbon.ci/

Alex Green

Alex is an Assistant Director at the British Property Federation (BPF) and has experience of working in the real estate industry for over 6 years. Alex joining the BPF’s policy team in January 2018 to lead on sustainability, development, and healthcare policy, engaging closely with government departments including BEIS, MHCLG, and HMT. He has previously worked in communications, community consultation, and political engagement for a broad range of property industry clients, working as part of project teams delivering mixed-use, residential, commercial, healthcare, and retail developments.

https://bpf.org.uk/

Paul Gehres

Paul Gehres is the Sustainability Programme Manager at British Land and is responsible for ESG reporting. Paul has worked in corporate sustainability for the last nine years (after a detour through transport planning) and holds an MSc in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics.

https://www.britishland.com/

21 min