Offset | Reset

Embracing ESG best practice in property

Ngā mihi nui

Let's prosper, together

On 28 July 2022, a sell-out crowd came together in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland to share, learn and expand their understanding of ESG in property.

We heard the definitions, barriers, complexities and case studies, along with the overwhelming positive outcomes, not just for the planet, but for our communities and our people.

Integrating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) into every investment decision is no longer optional: it’s non-negotiable.

With non-stop regulatory progress bolstered by a global push towards unified reporting standards, the world has set the agenda – now it’s up to the property community to meet these expectations.

A one-day conference, Offset | Reset takes a deep dive into the depths of ESG, looking at how the property sector can embrace New Zealand’s commitment to halve our carbon emissions by 2030, and improve business sustainability.

The property industry has an important role to play in reducing emissions, with the building and construction sector currently accounting for about 20% of New Zealand’s carbon emissions. But more than that, we have a leadership role to play to ensure our cities are better planned and prepared for a sustainable future, environmentally and socially.

Offset | Reset connects property, people and the planet. This is a sustainability event, but it’s more than just a green approach, it’s about embracing innovation in business so people, the planet and the property sector prosper, together. It’s about kaitiakitanga (guardianship).

The world will not wait: the time for ESG is now.


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7:45am    Registration open  
9:00am    Conference opening  

Michelle Dickinson
Master of Ceremonies

9:05am    Conference welcome  

Leonie Freeman
Chief Executive, Property Council New Zealand

9:10am    Government Update

Lesley Baddon
Director – Urban and Infrastructure, Ministry for the Environment

9:25am    Opening Keynote | The evolution of ESG in today’s business

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

10:10am   Morning Tea
10:40am  Case Study | Real Estate Fund Manager ESG strategy and implementation

Zoe Neill
Senior Sustainability Consultant, Norman Disney & Young 

11:05am  Case Study | The Flowers Building

Alain McKinney
Project Director, Precinct Properties

11:30am  Driving organisational excellence & improving ESG performance through the WELL Building Standard

Devan Valenti
Manager Asia Pacific, International WELL Building Institute

12:00pm    Panel | Creating value through social procurement

Ariana Paul
General Manager, Amotai

Dan McGuinness
Director, LT McGuinness

Dr Seán Barnes
Director of Social Procurement, The Ākina Foundation

12:40pm   Lunch Break
1:40pm     What is embodied carbon?

Monica Richter
Project Director, Business Renewables Centre-Australia
Project Director – MECLA Materials & Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance

1:55pm     Panel | Embodied carbon 
Moderator, Michelle Dickinson, Master of Ceremonies

Clare Gallagher
National Sustainability Manager, Built

Dr Paul Jurasovich
Associate Principal – Carbon Research Lead, Jasmax

Peter Lockhart
General Manager – Construction, Naylor Love

Warner Brunton
Technical Director – Sustainability, Mott MacDonald

2:40pm     Panel | Life cycle assessment modelling

Barbara Nebel
Chief Executive Officer, thinkstep-anz

Emily Newmarch 
Low Carbon Design Specialist, Warren and Mahoney

Fiona Short
Principal, Warren and Mahoney

3:20pm     Afternoon Tea
3:50pm     Modern day slavery and industry constraints

Francesca Muskovic
National Policy Director Property Council Australia

4:00pm     Panel | Industry governance

Moderator, Jane Holland, Partner, Bell Gully | New Zealand Green Building Council Board member

James Vesper
Group Head of Sustainability, Goodman Group

Mike Pohio
Director, Argosy Property

Susan Paterson ONZM
Professional Independent Chair & Director

4:40pm    Conference closing

Leonie Freeman
Chief Executive, Property Council New Zealand

4:45-6:15pm     Precinct Properties Closing Cocktail Function

Ngā mihi to our sponsors






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Catie Harris

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