BuildingToCOP: financing a net zero built environment

Location: Buildings Pavilion (Zone C, Area 5,  lot n. 113)
Host: WBCSD and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) co-leading as part of the BuildingToCOP coalition
Date: 9 November 2022
Time: 15:00–18:00 (EET)

Description: At COP26, over USD $130 trillion of capital was committed to the net-zero transition through the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ). To achieve ambitious goals and net zero, financial institutions must leverage financing and investing decisions to influence industries and address the financed emissions across their portfolios, including 40% of the global carbon emissions that the built environment contributes to.   

This thematic session led by WBCSD and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) as part of the BuildingToCOP Coalition will showcase leadership and best practices across actors in the finance sector in transitioning to net zero buildings. It will highlight the importance of data collection and taking a whole life carbon approach to financial stakeholders and the implications on property valuations while underlining outstanding action areas and future priorities.  


  • Aleksandra Nagulj, Global Head of Real Estate, DWS
  • Billy Grayson, Executive Vice President, ULI
  • Cara Williams, Global Head of ESG and Sustainability, Mercer
  • Chinyelu Oranefo, Director, Sustainability & ESG Finance, Lloyds Bank
  • Drazen Kucan, Senior Investment Operations Specialist – Urban Sector, AIIB
  • Elizabeth Wangeci Chege, Energy Efficiency & Cooling Specialist, SE4AII
  • Esther An, CSO, CDL
  • Gemma Corrigan, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Federated Hermes
  • Geraldine Picaud, CFO, Holcim
  • Guy Grainger, Global Head of Sustainability Services and ESG, JLL
  • Jo Da Silva, Global Sustainable Development Leader , ARUP
  • Kelly Clark, Director of Finance Capital Market Transformation, Laudes Foundation
  • Madeline Schneider, Managing Consultant, PCAF/Guidehouse
  • Mahesh Roy, Programme Director, Investor Practices, IIGCC
  • Marcene Mitchell, SVP Climate Change, WWF
  • Mikkel Bülow-Lehnsby, Chairman, NREP
  • Philippe Camille Akoa, Director General, FEICOM
  • Roland Hunzicker, Director Built Environment, WBCSD
  • Scott Tew, Vice President, Sustainability & Managing Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, Trane Technologies
  • Susan Gray, Global Head Of Sustainable Finance Business and Innovation, S&P Global

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