UNEP FI Investor Briefing - Commercial Real Estate: Unlocking the energy efficiency retrofit investment opportunity

Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Time: 15:30 to 18:00
Address: Deutsche Bank, 60 Wall St, Room 4702, New York City

A new publication by the Property Working Group of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) will be launched in New York on the 26th February, 2014. This paper outlines why and how asset owners and managers can generate profitable energy efficiency investment opportunities and proactively manage them even in cases where payback is uncertain. The report provides a synthesis of essential information and practices from real estate leaders in the form of a guide and includes examples of how investors can increase the value of their real estate assets through energy efficiency retrofits.

The launch event will feature a panel discussion to showcase existing financing solutions for investors, asset managers and banks, while emphasizing how these can contribute to scaling up the financing of energy efficiency in buildings in North America.

The panelists, ranging from investors, financing organizations, government entities, and buildings owners, will provide unique perspectives.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • James Gray-Donald, Vice President Sustainability, Strategic Resources Group, Bentall Kennedy
  • Ronald Herbst, Manager of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Products, Deutsche Bank
  • Carrie Douglas-Fong, Investment Office Real Assets Unit, CalPERS
  • Bruce Schlein, Vice President Environmental Affairs, Citibank (tbc)


If you plan to attend, kindly register prior to 12 February. Kindly note that space will be limited.


For more information please contact Elodie Feller: elodie.feller@unep.org.