Welcome to The 40 Percent Symposium

As Professor Ben Kirtman of Miami University said recently when talking about the tidal surges that regularly batter the Miami Beach coastline: "climate change is no longer viewed as a future threat  round here.  It is something we are having to deal with today."

The 40 Percent Symposium is the leading conference programme in Europe focusing on the impact climate change and sustainability has on the value of commercial real estate investments, occupation and the effective management of those assets.

The Symposium acts as a forum for the exchange of knowledge, new ideas and environmental strategies. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with leading industry figures in the world of investment and corporate occupiers and attracts senior delegates across all real estate sectors.

 

40 Percent Symposium Frankfurt 2014

We are delighted to report that the second 40 Percent Symposium in Frankfurt which was held on the 5th November was a resounding success.  Key conclusions from the discussion generated by the event were:

1.       The property industry needs to move beyond the narrow definition of sustainability in terms of energy management and embrace the broader elements of ESG used at a corporate level.

2.       Data collection needs to be done only once in a recognised format, that includes the principles of ESG, so that real estate is more readily a part of a company’s overall reporting structure.

3.       If certification and labels such as EPCs are to be effective much more needs to be done to identify the value advantages and yield improvements.

To read 40 Percent Symposium Founder and Managing Director John Pike's reflections on the event - click here.

You can see a glimpse of the day via Twitter, our LinkedIn Page or our active LinkedIn discussion group.

We are already working on our event programme for 2015 which we will be announcing in the next few weeks.  If you are interested in speaking at one of our events, or becoming a sponsor or partner then please contact us.