7-8 December 2006 | Paris, France

The official launch of the Property Working Group (PWG) was kindly hosted by Caisse des dépôts et consignations, Co-Chair of the Working Group. Seventeen organisations were present, UNEP FI signatories and newcomers, to discuss strategies for the coming year and development of the Responsible Property Investment case studies project. Chris Brown, Chief Executive of Igloo Regeneration, explored the achievements of the first socially and envorinmentally responsible property fund, whilst workshops on benchmarking sustainable property were carried out by IPD’s Christian De Kérangal and Denis François of CBRE Valuations. The financing strategy used for Bâtiment 270, one of the first office buildings awarded France’s High Environmental Quality rating, was discussed by Frank Hovorka, chief of the project, and participants were given a guided tour of the building itself. Guillaume Sainteny, Director of Economic Research & Environmental Evaluation at the French Ministry of Ecology & Sustainable Development and Sébastien Godinot, of Friends of the Earth France, introduced fresh perspectives on the property and real estate finance sector.


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