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Hear from Summit Co-Chair, Lindsay Baker on how governments, insurance companies and investors are rapidly changing the rules for real estate and climate, and what real estate needs to do to step up and commit.
02:00 Exponential change
07:22 Capital markets
13:20 ESG performance
16:46 Broad climate action policy
21:04 Building performance standards
So I'll just start by saying I am an environmentalist by background and then I've been working on buildings for the past 20 years in a variety of different capacities always with this ultimate end goal of improving their environmental performance and allowing them to enter into an age of probably increasing climate risk and other sorts of disruption in a way that does their job well, which is the shelter people and allow us to live our lives safely and in a healthy way and I think
you'd have to be pretty oblivious to not notice that buildings are having a tough time doing that in 2020 and if it's only going to get worse and so I'm going to talk to you a little bit about the trends I'm seeing in how fast the changes have been starting to Happen in the past couple of years as opposed to the previous 18 years that I've been watching this industry try to get his head around Concepts around sustainability and climate these kinds of things and I want to do that just to
emphasize how different the game is now how much we have. Well really no choice but to do a lot more than we have been doing and that is going to look different also than the way that it has left. And so the first thing I think we were need to get our heads around in real estate is that it's going to look like exponential change. We're talking about hockey stick moments for those
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