33 minute listen time
3 September 2020
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There’s been a lot of discussion around sustainability recently – in the corporate world, in government and in the media. Some commentators have asked if COVID-19 has brought about the end of sustainability, while others see this as the great opportunity for a reset. So, what does the future of sustainability look like and would we even have a future without sustainability?

In this two-part episode of Talking Property, Amanda Steele sits down with industry leading experts to discuss how Australia’s global leadership in sustainability can change the future and why technology is one of the driving forces for this change. As well as why responsible investment is good for business and how it can ensure digitisation in real estate happens sustainably and drive the green recovery. We also touch on the impact COVID-19 has had on key sustainability measures and pick up the climate change conversation.

In Part 2, we discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on key environmental measures such as NABERS ratings, energy prices and the climate change conversation, and answer some questions from our listeners.


Amanda Steele, Executive Managing Director, Property Management Pacific, CBRE

Amanda has worked across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, enjoying the opportunities provided in each to test skills in strategy, team building and delivery of growth. She has also worked extensively in the sustainability field, alongside some of Australia’s leading organisations on their environmental strategies.


Ruben Langbroek, Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB

With over sixteen years of experience in the real estate investment sector, Ruben is responsible for the strategic development of GRESB, an investor-led initiative that assesses and benchmarks the ESG performance of real assets, providing standardised and validated data to capital markets.


Davina Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia

Davina is a property professional with a broad range of sustainability experience, from environmental projects, not-for profit boards and overseas community development work, spending 8 months working in the Indian Himalayas on the construction of a school which won multiple international awards. 


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