Podcast | Intelligent Investment
Identifying what today’s successful ESG strategy looks like
24 Minute Listen
Asset managers globally are expected to increase their ESG-related assets under management (AuM) to US$33.9 trillion by 2026, up from US$18.4 trillion in 2021. This was a key finding highlighted in a 2022 PwC report which also identified that nine out of ten surveyed asset managers believe that integrating ESG into their investment strategy will improve overall returns.
Given this growing sentiment towards ESG across the property sector, CBRE is taking a closer look at the full spectrum of ESG in Australia today, including the often-overlooked ‘S’ (social) component of ESG. Joining Su-Fern Tan, CBRE’s Head of ESG, Pacific, for this insightful conversation is Ian Lieblich, Head of ESG for EG Funds, Linh Pham, Fund Manager at EG Funds, and Sarah Mathews, CEO of Little BIG Foundation, a firm specialising in tackling loneliness through developing places, programs and events for social connection.
The important conversation will address how social impact is being measured for clients, how KPIs need to shift to incorporate evolving ESG initiatives and ultimately, the strategies being used right now to invest in community building while still making a profit.
Head of ESG, CBRE Pacific
Su-Fern Tan has a blended background in technology and sustainability. She has represented the interests of both investors and occupiers and brings a wide range of knowledge from her work in the office, life sciences and industrial sectors. She has both design and operations experience spanning a long history of delivering commercial sustainability outcomes in Real Estate. In 2007 her building, CH2, won the “World’s Greenest Building”. As the Head of ESG, she uses her experience and knowledge to drive ESG outcomes in the property industry through real estate services and proptech. Her work enables CBRE to support clients, investors, and communities to deliver and exceed their ESG targets.
Head of ESG, EG Funds
Ian is Head of ESG for EG Funds, a disciplined, data-driven investment manager and developer with over AU$5.1 billion in assets under management and a $3.9 billion development pipeline.
Fund Manager, EG Funds
Linh is the Fund Manager at EG Funds, a disciplined, data-driven investment manager and developer with over AU$5.1 billion in assets under management and a $3.9 billion development pipeline.
CEO of Little BIG Foundation
Sarah is the CEO of Little BIG Foundation. She has a passion for making a lasting impact on social change, education and community development. She is committed to using her skills to support social entrepreneurialism, connect communities, develop effective teams, and create an improvement in the world.