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17 November 2022 08:00-10:00

​How will ESG financially impact the Living sector?

In partnership with Watkin Jones and Carbon Intelligence (part of Accenture)

The ‘Living’ sector is quickly being recognised as having the fastest growing asset classes within real estate and the need for a focus on sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’, but recognised as business critical. However, becoming ESG compliant is an increasingly complex operation.

You have to address the demands of your building tenants to maintain an environmentally responsible place to live that promotes wellbeing and reduces energy costs. At the same time investors expect auditable proof that action is being taken to improve the ESG credentials of a portfolio. 

deverellsmith and Watkin Jones have partnered to host ‘How will ESG financially impact the Living sector?’ as part of the ds connect event series, which aims to provide knowledge platforms on subjects which impact specific verticals of the property lifecycle.

The event will hear from Carbon Intelligence (part of Accenture) Senior Account Lead and ESG expert, Charlie Twyman, who will share his experience on supporting clients to develop net zero strategies and drive meaningful decarbonisation. Other speakers include Tony Garner (Development Director) from Watkin Jones and deverellsmith.

The session will cover:

  • Key pillars to a credible, strategic net zero roadmap

  • Frameworks to help you successfully implement sustainability initiatives across your business

  • Tips on how to get stakeholders fully engaged in your sustainability strategy

  • How do you improve the performance of your standing assets? 

 We’re delighted to welcome attendees to The Brasserie of Light in Selfridges (Oxford Street) on Thursday 17th November, from 08:00AM – 10:00AM. The event is limited to 24 capacity – submit your interest by completing the form below.


8:00AM – 8:30AM – Networking with breakfast, teas, and coffees on arrival

8:30AM – 9:45AM - Discussion takes place (audience participation is encouraged)

9:45AM onwards – Networking

About the speakers...

Charlie Twyman, Senior Account Lead - Carbon Intelligence

Charlie is a Senior Account Lead at Carbon Intelligence, part of Accenture and is responsible for the strategic account management of commercial real estate clients

Charlie has developed a deep understanding of real assets and built strong relationships across the sector. Initially sitting in the Energy Services Team, he led many projects to help clients improve building performance through smart building technology, develop net-zero pathways and use powerful data insights to support engagement and decision making. Through working with clients such as Federated Hermes, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, and Aviva Investors, he has extensive experience in implementing and managing sustainability strategies from both an operational and developmental perspective.

Charlie shifted to having a programmatic focus within the real estate team, designing and leading various programmes from across Ci’s product suite. His ambition is to improve assets, increase their value and embed best sustainability practices for his clients. Charlie holds an MEng Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Bristol, where he focused on sustainability in the built environment, systems thinking for resilience, and implementing smart solutions for sustainable operation.

Tony Garner, Development Director at Watkin Jones

Tony Garner is Development Director at Watkin Jones Group where he has responsibility for all of the Planning, Design & Technical aspects within his Investment Hub.  Tony has more than 32 years’ experience working previously as a director with residentially lead mixed use developers such as the Berkeley Group, Sellar (Developer for the Shard building in London) and spent nearly five years with Canary Wharf Group. He also has extensive house building experience through his time at Barratt Homes West London acting at Board level as Technical Director.

Lisa Taylor, Director at deverellsmith

Lisa Taylor has 15 years experience supporting property professionals across the development and construction sector. In addition to advising clients, supporting senior professionals in their careers, and running talent searches, Lisa manages some of deverellsmith's key client accounts, helping to "join up the dots" internally and externally across different business units and building true partnerships.

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