Knowledge Exchange


Building a Sustainable Future: ESG Implementation in Real Estate [Showcase Session]

26 May 2023 13:30 - 17:30
  • Member Price: Free (registration upon approval)
  • Standard Price: Free (registration upon approval)
  • In-person event
  • Online webcast

The built environment sector has a vital role to play in the recovery from COVID, the transition to net zero and in tackling the housing crisis.

Event details

Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market need to include a statement in their annual report confirming if climate-related disclosures have been made. In 2022, China implemented guidance for enterprises to disclose standards on ESG* initiatives. The number and scale of investors demanding greater disclosure of ESG-related data and integrating ESG into capital allocation decision-making continue to gather pace around the world.

BritCham Shanghai invites members and friends to join global institutions to discuss how leading multinational companies in real estate and finance sectors are tackling business in a sustainable and resilient lifecycle. Join to understand the financial infrastructures and best practices between UK and the Greater China globally and regionally.

The Sessions: 

  • CDP: Status of carbon disclosure in the real estate sector – Global and China perspectives
  • Barclays Bank: ESG-Related Financing
  • Dentons: Key points and challenges of ESG compliance – real estate sector
  • Berkeley Group: Best practice from the UK: London city regeneration and urban sustainability
  • ERM: Green building in action: LEED vs BREEAM
  • FTSE Russell, LSEG: Green real estate sector insights
  • DragonCor, a Blackstone Company: Logistics Real Estate ESG Practice
  • KPMG: ESG Risk Management

ESG, which stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, is important to society for several reasons:

  1. Environmental Protection: ESG factors promote environmental protection by encouraging businesses to adopt sustainable practices that reduce their impact on the environment. This can include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving natural resources, and minimising waste and pollution. By prioritising ESG factors, society can benefit from cleaner air and water, reduced carbon emissions, and better protection of natural habitats.
  2. Social Responsibility: ESG factors promote social responsibility by encouraging businesses to operate in a way that benefits their employees, customers, and communities. This can include promoting diversity and inclusion, protecting workers’ rights, and supporting community development initiatives. By prioritising ESG factors, society can benefit from more equitable and inclusive workplaces, stronger communities, and improved quality of life for all.
  3. Good Governance: ESG factors promote good governance by encouraging businesses to operate in a transparent and ethical manner. This can include implementing effective corporate governance structures, disclosing relevant information to stakeholders, and managing risks effectively. By prioritising ESG factors, society can benefit from greater accountability and transparency, which can help prevent corporate misconduct and promote responsible business practices.

Overall, ESG factors are important to society because they promote environmental protection, social responsibility, and good governance. By encouraging businesses to prioritise these factors, society can benefit from a more sustainable and equitable future.

<Showcase Session> is a service that BritCham Shanghai offers to business members. Through the <Showcase Session>, member companies will have the opportunity to introduce and promote their services and products to interested Chamber members and non-members. 

The speakers

Fei Li
Associate China Director, CDP
Gary Yang
Leadership Member, Dentons Global ESG Committee; Head of Environmental Practice Group, Dentons Shanghai
Siyao Jiang
China Managing Partner, ERM
Nicole Feng
Barclays Bank PLC Shanghai Branch, Investment Banking
Panellist (online)
Louise Clarke
Group Head of Sustainability, Berkeley Group
Panellist (online)
Paul Prichard
Divisional Development Director, East Thames, Berkeley Group
Panellist (online)
Lyndon Nunn
Sales & Marketing Director, East Thames, Berkeley Group
Cloris Li
ESG: Sustainable Finance Certified by UN;
Senior Business Development Manager, Berkeley Group
Keynote (online)
Ali Zaidi
Head of Real Asset Research, London Stock Exchange Group
Chunxiao Gu
ESG Director, DragonCor, a Blackstone Company
Ivy Ye
Risk Consulting Director, KPMG


  • 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Registration and Networking
  • 2:00 pm – 2:05 pm Welcome Remarks
  • 2:05 pm – 2:50 pm Keynotes
  • 2:50 pm – 3:05 pm Tea Break
  • 3:05 pm – 3:50 pm Keynotes
  • 4:50 pm – 4:55 pm Lucky Draw
  • 4:55 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
  • 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Networking for in-person attendees

*BritCham Shanghai reserves the right to alter the above schedule at any time.


Due to limited seats, please save the date and register your interest now.  We are open to non-real estate guests after evaluating the registration companies. In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the Chamber at before 5 pm, 24 May.

Event sponsor


Berkeley Group Shanghai Office

3301-3304 HKRI Centre One, Taikoo Hui, No. 288 Shimen Yi Road, JingAn District, Shanghai

上海市静安区石门一路288号兴业太古汇一座 3301-3304 室

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