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The ESG Era: How the Transition from “Green” to ESG is Transforming the Real Estate Industry

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Jessica Elengical
Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A at DWS
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Jessica Elengical
Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A at DWS
Matt Ellis
CEO at Measurabl

Jessica is the Global Head of Corporate Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions. In this role, she is drives the formulation of the strategic agenda, key corporate initiatives, as well as all major transaction activity carried out by the business. Jessica is also a member of the Global Leadership Team at DWS.Prior to this position, Jessica was the Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Strategy for DWS’s Global Alternatives Business. In this role, she led the initiative to embed ESG into the investment process across each of the businesses. In addition, she managed the sustainability efforts for private real estate business, directing investments into energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean technologies. Jessica is also a thought leader, publishing papers, meeting with clients, and speaking at industry conferences on key issues and emerging ESG trends. In 2019,Jessica was selected as one of the leaders of DWS’ global ESG Strategic Initiative, working with the CEO, the Executive Board and key stakeholders across the organization, to develop the company’s vision, mission and execution plan to an industry leader on the topic. In this role, Jessica has been focused on capturing the commercial opportunity from ESG, and helping to define the product, client, and partnership strategy across the business.

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Matt is Founder and CEO of Measurabl, the world’s most widely adopted ESG software for commercial real estate. Over 9 billion square feet of real estate valued in excess of $2 trillion USD across 75 countries measures, manages and discloses ESG performance using Measurabl.Before Measurabl, Matt spent five years with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services company, where he led CBRE’s Sustainability Practice Group, implemented its industry-first global carbon neutrality program, and served as the company’s first Director of Sustainability Solutions and youngest member of its Global Sustainability Advisory Committee.Matt has expertise in ESG reporting, corporate sustainability strategy, institutional and corporate real estate, carbon accounting, and green building. He is an Aspen Institute Fellow, a New Leaders Council Fellow, and was named a “Top 50” real estate executive by Real Estate Forum in 2017.

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Topic: PropTech

Watch Matt Ellis, Measurabl join Jessica Elengical, DWS Group to talk about the evolution of ESG and sustainability in real estate.

00:20 Intro

03:06 From green to ESG

09:09 Regulations

13:43 Investment grade

18:30 OpEx

26:40 Good technology infrastructure

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Hi, everybody. Matt Ellis Founder and CEO of Measurabl. Very pleased to be here with you today speaking with Jessica Elengical of DWS where she holds a Senior Corporate Strategy role. About our conversation, today is around the transition from green to ESG in the real estate asset class. We're going to be talking about where we think we are in a set of key issues, whether they be reporting or certification of assets or data and data quality and where we think we're going to be going in these next critical quarters and years. I suggest, maybe we can get

going by you telling the audience what you do at DWS and then I'll take a turn and then we'll go to jump into the content. Yeah. Sure. Thanks. Thanks. Matt. Very happy to be joining this conversation. So Jessica Elengical, I'm head of Global Corporate Strategy and M&A for DWS a Global Asset Manager. I actually am recently in this role and had been before this ahead of EST strategy for our Alternatives business. So I hate that I go way back and certainly EST is one topic that whatever role we have in

DWS. I think it's something of a focus for us all and you know, I think our company is really continuing to grow on this initiative. I actually lead the ESP strategic Initiative for the overall business as well along with a couple of other colleagues. Over to start to work on infrastructure to where you're at today with Innovation around technology and products that you're offering even your ultimate your end customers is

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