At a time when the world faces an unbelievably bleak future due to the state of the earth’s climate, SMEs are often overlooked as part of the solution to climate change, despite having an enormous impact on their communities and local economies. Attention is primarily given to investing in climate mitigation (renewable energy) and resilient infrastructure for adaptation. What we are overlooking is that SMEs can create local solutions that drive adaptation and build resilience to climate change, becoming agents of climate resilience themselves, if given the right tools and investment, which they currently do not have.
— From “Fighting Climate Change Through SMEs”
Join them for a Deep Dive with Agnes Dazewicz, author of the IE Magazine article Fighting Climate Change Through SMEs.
About Their Deep Dives
Deep Dives are hour-long Zoom Meetings: Live Q&A Sessions (as opposed to their Zoom Webinars, where the audience is in View-Only Mode) between the author(s) or subjects of a Magazine article and their members. Be sure to read the article in question and come bearing questions!
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Special Screening of the film the Push with follow up Q&A with Leilani Farha. Watch the trailer
” A gripping new film about how global finance is fueling the housing crisis and making cities unaffordable to live in”
Landlords without faces, apartments without tenants, Push explores the new, un-livable city.
With housing now such a lucrative financial investment, how do we push back and reclaim the streets?
In November of 2016, award-winning filmmaker Fredrik Gertten reached out to Leilani Farha, then UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing. Three years later, documentary Push has its premiere in Copenhagen.
Push follows Leilani as she investigates why cities around the world are becoming so unaffordable. Housing is a fundamental human right, a precondition to a safe and healthy life. But in cities all around the world, having a place to live is becoming more and more difficult.
Speaker: Leilani Fahra
Early Bird Price is 15 Euros for first 100 registrations and 25 after.
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
During this conversation, panelists will discuss how ESG themes have come to the forefront in real estate investing, potentially driving impact and reshaping industry practices. Highlighting the work of PGIM Real Estate and their partners with Verdani and JBG Smith, panelists will explore the relationship between ESG and impact and how to build those capabilities within an existing asset manager. Using a case study from the growth of their $160B real estate investment platform, the panelists will discuss various strategies to scale along with lessons learned from their experience.
Reuben Teague, Executive Director, Impact Investments, PGIM Real Estate (Moderator)
Shubha Maheshwari, Vice President of Global ESG, Verdani Partners
Kimberly Pexton, Vice President of Sustainability, JBG Smith
Christina Hill, Head of Americas Asset Management & Global Head of ESG, PGIM Real Estate
Time: 01:00 PM ET