Change is Coming: Climate Risk Disclosures and Real Estate Investment (US/APAC)


2023-10-04T21:00:00 - 2023-10-04T22:00:00

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    Global regulations are driving more widespread, more comprehensive, and more auditable climate disclosure from publicly listed companies. The SEC rule is one of several that are requiring companies to disclose both GHG emissions and climate risks to their long-term business operations. How will global investors use this data in their real estate investment analysis? ULI and Heitman have released their fourth report collaboration - this Webinar will review the findings of this report about climate risk disclosures and their impact on the future of real estate investment decision making.



    Billy Grayson

    Executive Vice President, Centers and Initiatives, Urban Land Institute

    Billy Grayson is the Executive Vice President, Centers and Initiatives at the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization that focuses on land use, real estate and urban development. 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. As EVP for Centers and Initiatives, Mr. Grayson also oversees ULI’s programs on Housing, Infrastructure, and Real Estate Economics and Capital Markets. Prior to ULI, Mr. Grayson led global energy and sustainability initiatives in real estate, distribution, and supply chain operations. As Sustainability Director at Liberty Property Trust, Mr. Grayson led a 400+ industrial and office properties initiative that included green building construction, energy efficiency retrofits, and sustainability-focused property management strategies and tenant engagement. As Vice President, Social and Environmental Sustainability for the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), Mr. Grayson led a global compliance program working with the electronics industry to identify and mitigate environmental and human rights risks in their shared supply chain, as well as industry partnerships on decarbonization with CDP and the UN Global Compact. As Sustainability Director at WESCO, Mr. Grayson developed an operational sustainability program for an industrial building portfolio that reduced energy, water, and waste, and launched a global marketing initiative for WESCO’s sustainability-focused energy technology products and services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Grayson served as the National Conservation Organizer for the Sierra Club and founded and led two youth voting and civic engagement nonprofits (Project Democracy and Maryland Votes!)


    Laura Craft

    Global Head of Portfolio Sustainability Strategies, Heitman

    With over 18 years of experience in investment management of real estate private equity, private debt, and listed securities, Laura leads a global sustainability investment strategy and risk management team. She started as a financial analyst performing DCF analysis and grew to build risk management and operational performance programs at two large investment managers with a combined AUM of over $100 billion. Her expertise lies in identifying innovative solutions to address forward-looking investment risks and opportunities and in establishing and integrating systematic approaches to incorporate these factors into investment decision-making. Since 2018, Laura has partnered with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to produce and publish a public report series focused on Climate Risk Investment Decision-Making. From 2017 to 2023, she served as the co-chair of the Innovation Affinity Group for the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). Awarded 2021 Globe St Woman of Influence and 2021 CPE Star to Watch. Speaks regularly at conferences including The Economist, Jefferies, PEI, MSCI, RICS, GARP, ULI, PREA, INREV, NAREIM, NAREIT, CREFC, CCIM, NMHC, BOMA, NAA, USGBC Greenbuild, 100 Women in Finance and others.