In this panel discussion from EG's ESG Breakfast Briefing, deputy editor Tim Burke asks a panel of guests from across the built environment about the most pressing needs for sustainability-focused skillsets in the industry.

Once the preserve of a dedicated ESG team, panellists agreed that forward-thinking companies are now working hard to ensure the necessary talent is embedded in divisions across their business, as the green agenda rises ever-higher on the list of priorities.
Joining the discussion are:

  • Amanprit Arnold, senior policy officer, Greater London Authority
  • Janine Cole, sustainability and social impact director, GPE
  • Andy Mercer, head of ESG, Colliers
  • Chris Davies, chief executive, Uncommon
  • Adam Smith, climate change programme lead, Better Buildings Partnership

EG’s brand new politics podcast, hosted by senior writer Piers Wehner and former business and housing minister Mark Prisk.

About once a month we will be journeying to the place where politics and property intersect. We’ll examine the potential impact of what the government and opposition are planning, dissecting the policies, discussing delivery and, in this episode, finding out why housing ministers are like Doctor Who.

And what a week to start!

In this panel discussion recorded at EG's recent ESG Breakfast Briefing, deputy editor Tim Burke is joined by guests from the worlds of engineering, architecture, development and insurance brokerage to ask whether insurance is becoming a barrier to real estate achieving its net zero aims.

At the heart of the discussion is timber - the benefits of building with it, the challenges of insuring schemes that use it, and the collaboration needed between architects, developers and insurers to bring everyone on to the same page. Tackling the topic are:

  • Gareth Atkinson, director, Civic Engineers
  • Stephanie Crombie, associate, head of sustainability, Marrow Lorraine
  • Ben Cross, development director, General Projects
  • Dominic Lion, director, Gallagher

In this keynote speech from EG's recent ESG Breakfast Briefing, Tom Willcock, director of innovation at Hollis, talks about the real estate industry’s failure to get the grips with the climate crisis, the meaningless arguments that have slowed progress in tackling the ESG agenda’s biggest challenges, and why, when there's any choice to be made within the sector, we must come down on the side of the environment.

Just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, 10 years on from a landmark review by University College London’s Sir Michael Marmot’s into health inequalities in England, the Institute of Health Equity published a follow-up report exploring just how closely health and life expectancy are tied to socioeconomic position and the conditions in which people live and work. Some of the findings were bleak, underlining that health inequalities had worsened over the preceding decade.

In this panel discussion from EG's recent ESG Breakfast Briefing, our guests explored the role real estate and the built environment have in addressing these worsening inequalities.

Joining deputy editor Tim Burke are:

  • Rob Charlton, chief executive, Space Group
  • Pete Gladwell, group social impact and investment director, L&G Group
  • Divya Hariramani Herrero, sustainable design and wellbeing service line lead, Longevity
  • Cara Imbrailo, partner, Charles Russell Speechlys
  • Federico Montella, head of ESG and sustainability, Lambert Smith Hampton
  • Jane Mudd, leader, Newport City Council

On this episode of Tech Talk radio, host Emily Wright is joined by Aviva Investors' head of responsible investment Ed Dixon as he cuts straight to the heart of what ESG is really all about - and it's not acronyms. 

A former carpenter who lost his job in the 2008 recession, Dixon talks about his career path from "fifty quid weekend jobs" to "£50bn of real assets 20 years later" and discusses why "it's OK" that head of sustainability and director roles in large real estate companies are increasingly being taken up by younger, less experienced people. "Young people are taking on incrementally bigger and bigger roles in this space. They are taking risks, they are getting the leadership team on board and they are delivering great stuff. I think it's working."

Dixon also touches on the transition from investing in climate solutions such as green buildings to tackling climate in its entirety and why finding the "bright spots" in the sector and ignoring those with their heads down resisting change is crucial to progress. 

And, in a direct message to listeners, he told them how they could tell whether or not they are on the right tracks as we navigate "a time of change tantamount to the industrial revolution" as soon as they had switched off the podcast. 

To find out more, tune in now. 

In this episode to the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary is talking to the final three individuals that make up the latest cohort of EG Future Leaders.

Listen in to the third of three episodes introducing you to cohort five of the EG Future Leaders to meet our early careers participants – Isabelle Walters from Savills, Callum Wyatt from CBRE and Priscilla Idowu from HB Reavis. A trio of bright sparks that promise to deliver talks to inspire not just the next generation but current leadership.

Listen in to this 25-minute conversation to find out what they hope to deliver through their 10-minute TED style presentations at EG’s special grand finale on 24 November and how essential it is that you – and the whole to the built environment – leans in, listens and takes action.

Since the launch of EG Future Leaders in 2019 some 35 individuals have passed through the programme, learning not just the skills to stand up on stage to present to room full of peers and established leaders from across the industry, but the skills to really showcase how powerful the built environment can be at effecting change.

The Future Leaders programme is more than just an event. This is a movement across the sector to empower generations of inspired and inspirational people to push the industry forward, to speak up and speak out about the role real estate has to play in so many aspects of our lives, our livelihoods and in the future of the planet.

To make sure you’re part of what EG promises will be the best real estate industry event you’ll ever go to, head straight to www.eg.co.uk/eg-events/future-leaders-summit/ to book your tickets now.

LISTEN: Piers Wehner is joined this week by content chief Emily Wright and London reporter Chante Bohitige.
What other podcast gives you insight into London's rising rents, measuring the UK's cities, pricey buns and squirrels?  
Emily says 'so long' (for a short while) and Piers takes advantage of Jess Harrold's absence to introduce a new game to the format. What could possibly go wrong?

In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary is in discussion with four more of our latest cohort EG Future Leaders to find our just how excited and terrified they are about undertaking one of the toughest but most rewarding programmes in the sector.

Listen in to this 35-minute conversation with Sophie Stewart from DLA Piper, Kat Strzalka from JLL, Jibram Saleem-Sheikh from Landsec and Thai Dang from Ellandi to find out what they hope to deliver through their 10-minute TED style presentations at EG’s special grand finale on 24 November and how essential it is that you – and the whole to the built environment – leans in, listens and takes action.

Since the launch of EG Future Leaders in 2019 some 35 individuals have passed through the programme, learning not just the skills to stand up on stage to present to room full of peers and established leaders from across the industry, but the skills to really showcase how powerful the built environment can be at effecting change.

The Future Leaders programme is more than just an event. This is a movement across the sector to empower generations of inspired and inspirational people to push the industry forward, to speak up and speak out about the role real estate has to play in so many aspects of our lives, our livelihoods and in the future of the planet.

To make sure you’re part of what EG promises will be the best real estate industry event you’ll ever go to, head straight to www.eg.co.uk/eg-events/future-leaders-summit/ to book your tickets now.

In this episode of the EG Property Podcast, EG editor Samantha McClary meets the first batch of Future Leaders joining the fifth cohort of EG’s award winning programme.

Listen in to hear how Charlotte Paton from Savills, Sophie Levenson from Knight Frank, Megan Kennedy from Wilmott Dixon and Ola Alade from LCP are feeling about embarking on the intense two-month training programme and how they hope to inspire not just the next generation but real estate’s current leaders to bring about change.

For this series of EG Future leaders we’re tasking these phenomenal individuals with putting on a show at our grand finale that is going to be bigger and better than ever before.

Since the launch of EG Future Leaders in 2019 some 35 individuals have passed through the programme, learning not just the skills to stand up on stage to present to room full of peers and established leaders from across the industry, but the skills to really showcase how powerful the built environment can be at effecting change.

The Future Leaders programme is more than just an event. This is a movement across the sector to empower generations of inspired and inspirational people to push the industry forward, to speak up and speak out about the role real estate has to play in so many aspects of our lives, our livelihoods and in the future of the planet.

To make sure you’re part of what EG promises will be the best real estate industry event you’ll ever go to, head straight to www.eg.co.uk/eg-events/future-leaders-summit/ to book your tickets now.

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