Greenbuild @ Home from CSR To ESG
Sponsored by HMTX Industries, Greenbuild @ Home from CSR to ESG is an all-new, interactive, insightful, and FREE way for you to build your sustainability knowledge and community around the critical topic of moving from Corporate Social Responsibility to Environmental, Social, and Governance.
Greenbuild @ Home -- sponsored by HMTX Industries -- is an all-new, interactive, insightful, and FREE way for you to build your sustainability knowledge and community.
As many as 1,000 professionals came together for Greenbuild @ Home from Corporate Social Responsibility to Environmental, Social, and Governance. Register below to view the on-demand sessions available until May 23.
- Gain insights from some of this generation’s key leaders
- Get innovative ideas to scale your sustainability program
- Hear about how today’s supply chain issues related to sustainability
- Enjoy dynamic opportunities to connect with other professionals through break-out sessions and informal discussion groups
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Courage & Genius: The Evolution of ESG
11:00 - 11:30 am EDT
It’s no secret that Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives are evolving to Environmental Social Governance metrics in companies of all sizes and scale throughout the country and the world. This positive evolution is driving companies to a point of quantifiable results. But what does that mean for the leaders of these newly renamed departments? In this rapid-fire session, sustainability industry expert, George Bandy, will discuss the corporate transition from CSR initiatives to a fully interconnected and measurable ESG program. How can corporate leaders ensure they’re prepared for this monumental transition? George is a global leader of sustainability, ESG and circularity, having previously driven impactful, metrics based sustainability programs within the building materials industry as well as more broadly, most recently at Amazon.
George Bandy, Former Chairman, US Green Building Council
George Bandy, Jr. is a global leader of sustainability, ESG and circularity, with over 25 years’ experience. Most recently, George served as the Head of Worldwide Circular Economy for Amazon Worldwide. George provides substantial knowledge of the concepts and practices of sustainability. He believes that looking at opportunities to position environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for customers can set the standard for other businesses to follow that will result in a brighter future for us all. George is a dynamic speaker that shares the vision for a sustainable future, covering such topics as: The Sustainability and Circular Economy, Health and Wellness, Innovation and Smart Design, Greening the Supply Chain, Social Sustainability, and 2025 Minds and Culture Change.
George currently serves on the GBCI Board of Directors and is the former Chairman of the Board at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He was recently awarded the 2018 USGBC Leadership Award for his tireless commitment to the green building movement.
George is a native of Opelika, Alabama and a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA with a Bachelor’s degree in English and continued environmental business and sustainability training at the University of Texas-Houston.
ESG in Action: Perspectives from Multiple Sectors
11:45 – 12:30 pm EDT
HMTX invites you to join a panel that will explore how ESG is unfolding across the business landscape from the viewpoint of sustainability professionals from diverse sectors who are deeply involved in implementing its goals and promise within their organizations.
Rochelle Routman, CSO, HMTX
Rochelle Routman is the Chief Sustainability and Quality Officer of HMTX. Her work in transparency continues to transform the building products industry and has resulted in greater openness in both product ingredients and social justice. Rochelle leads the Product Authority Team, whose mission includes innovative products, unparalleled customer engagement, and outstanding sustainability leadership.
In all aspects of her life, Rochelle draws from her education in the natural sciences and her passion for ecology and human health and is a staunch supporter of those that are taking action to address pressing environmental and social justice issues. In 2014, she received the inaugural Women in Sustainability Leadership Award (WSLA). In 2017, she established the WSLA Alumnae Group, which she now leads. In 2019, Rochelle received the Living Future Hero award from the International Living Future Institute.
Rochelle earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in geology from the University of Georgia before pursuing a Master’s of Science in Public Policy with a focus on Environmental Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, which recognized her as Most Outstanding Alumni in 2015. She is a registered Professional Geologist, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a LEED Accredited Professional (O+M) and a Living Building Challenge Ambassador.
Rochelle has a strong record of community involvement within the state and led a neighborhood effort to protect a 30-acre forest centrally located in Atlanta, now known as the Morningside Nature Preserve.
Lisa Colicchio, Sustainability Director, Metrolink Los Angeles
A sustainability leader focused on developing and implementing strategies, policies and programs to advance corporate social responsibility based on a sophisticated understanding of climate change issues, workplace wellness and social equity impacts.
As Sustainability Director for Metrolink, the third largest regional rail service in the nation, Lisa is leading the path to a zero emissions future with the recent development of the 2030 Climate Action Plan that will be powered by advanced technologies of battery electric, fuel cells and alternative fossil-free fuels. Sustainability is a shared responsibility and she steers a grass roots Green Team program of employee champions who are committed to advancing healthy communities and integrating sustainability into all aspects of customer service, business processes and operations of the agency.
Previously as Vice President and founding member of sustainability at CBRE, Lisa developed climate strategies and CSR programs across global sites, playing a critical role integrating social purpose while aligning business strategy and operations to deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders. Additionally, she was responsible for preparing content for environmental performance disclosures, annual report publications and pursued corporate recognition in industry award programs including achieving EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year award multiple consecutive years.
Lisa exemplifies her professional work by living a life of committed action. She serves as Vice President of the WSLA Alumnae Board, Chairs the Women in Green committee for USGBC-LA and is also a member of the LA Community Leaders. She has been honored with multiple awards including the Top Women in Sustainability Leadership, Los Angeles Impact Maker, and holds professional designations which include USGBC LEED AP, O&M, CCIM and BOMA RPA.
Sergio Cipolla, Managing Partner, NIMBL
Sergio Cipolla is the Managing Partner at NIMBL and leads operations in North America for the global Techedge Group. He began his career as a consultant at Techedge Group in Italy and moved to the US in 2010 to expand the company into the North American market.
Now more than ever before, investors seek transparency into impactful sustainability metrics. Sergio will discuss the role of technology as an enabler of circular economy models and ESGtransparent reporting.
The need for data-rich, meticulous reporting on environmental and social factors is as essential to enterprise success as reporting on financial ones. He’ll introduce Nimbl’s proprietary ESGeo sustainability intelligence platform designed to facilitate comprehensive management of ESG reporting and disclosure and how it contributes to a sustainable and circular economy.
Mark Hillhouse, SVP, Head of Sustainable Finance, US Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank USA
Mark Hillhouse is the Head of Sustainable Finance for HSBC’s US Commercial Banking business. Mark joined HSBC in San Francisco in 2011 and began focusing on the climate-oriented businesses in 2015. After leading teams in San Francisco and Atlanta and supporting development of HSBC’s sustainable finance strategy, he became the Head of Sustainable Finance in 2021.
Before joining HSBC, Mark held relationship management and leadership positions at Comerica Bank and GE Capital and was an officer in the US Air Force. In his spare time, he enjoys travel and a wide variety of outdoor activities, including cycling, kayaking, backpacking, and camping.
Mark will discuss the impact of ESG on the financial sector and HSBC’s contribution to creating a more sustainable world through supporting companies that are developing and commercializing new technologies to reduce the world’s carbon output as well as businesses’ efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy.
Overcoming Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain
12:45 – 1:30 EDT
The Design for Freedom Initiative by Grace Farms is raising awareness about the pervasiveness of forced and child labor in the building material supply chain. The built environment continues to be heavily reliant on slave labor. We’ll explore the risks of this humanitarian crisis and highlight ways you can take action towards creating greater material transparency. Learn about the tools and resources available to use in advocating for a more humane future.
Nora Rizzo, Sustainable Materials Director, Grace Farms
Nora is Grace Farms Foundation’s first Sustainable Materials Director, leading the recently launched Design for Freedom Initiative. Design for Freedom aims to eradicate modern slavery within the built environment by addressing the systemic use of forced labor in the building materials supply chain.
For more than 15 years, Nora has dedicated herself to creating change in the built environment through her sustainability, resiliency, and social equity work. Before joining Grace Farms, Nora spent over a decade as Director of Sustainability for Fusco Corporation in New Haven, CT.
As one of the first Ambassadors in the world to be accredited by the International Living Future Institute, she founded the CT Living Future Collaborative. Nora also co-chairs the bi-annual Northeast Summit for a Sustainable Built Environment (NESSBE) Conference.
Nora currently serves on the Board of Directors for the CT Green Building Council and was recently invited to serve on the Governor’s Council for Climate Change (GC3) Infrastructure and Land Use Adaptation Working Group.
Lunch Break: 1:30 - 2:30 pm EDT
Scaling Your Sustainability Program
Panel: 2:30 - 3:15 pm EDT
This decade, sustainability must scale to accommodate both large corporations as well as to smaller operations. Regardless of the size of your organization, sustainability will be crucial to success. But developing a sustainability strategy tailored to your organization’s goals can be a daunting task. In this session, leading sustainability strategy experts uncover factors that make or break your sustainability program and how to apply them to operations of all sizes.
Annalise Dum, Vice President Sustainability, JLL, Moderator
Annalise Dum serves as a VP of Sustainability in JLL’s Project and Development Services team in Chicago, IL. As a consultant for a diverse portfolio of clients, she is responsible for directing building certifications and strategically guiding occupier and investor clients in aligning their commercial real estate portfolios with organizational ESG goals. To date, she has over 100 new construction and renovation projects in her portfolio and has managed certifications for 16 million+ square feet of space. 14 of her projects have received certifications including LEED, WELL Health-Safety Rating, Fitwel, ENERGYSTAR, and WELL-pending.
In her professional tenure, Annalise has worn many hats, including owner’s rep, designer, facilities manager, advocate, and volunteer coordinator. This experience allows her to convene and successfully collaborate with diverse stakeholders across all industries.
Annalise holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design with minors in Communication and Spanish from Purdue University, a plant based nutrition certificate from eCornell, and is a member of the Illinois Green Alliance’s Auxiliary Board. She does her best to “walk the talk,” living out her sustainable values through a plant-based, low-carbon, zero-waste lifestyle.
Keara Fanning, Sr. Director, ESG, Link Logistics
Keara Fanning is the Senior Director of ESG at Link Logistics Real Estate which is the largest operator of industrial real estate operating solely in U.S with over 400 million square feet under ownership. Keara oversees Link’s ESG program including investor and annual reporting, sustainable development programs, health and wellness and social impact. Additionally, she works to help achieve their ambitious environmental sustainability goals including carbon neutral operations by 2025 by delivering efficiency programs throughout the portfolio. Prior to joining Link, Keara helped develop the ESG strategy for a large investor’s multifamily and retail portfolios.
Keara has over ten years of sustainability consulting experience for a diverse portfolio of projects including LEED and WELL certifications, sustainability strategy, energy retrofits, net-zero carbon development, corporate sustainability reporting, and life-cycle assessments. She is focused on reducing building energy use and the impact of construction on the environment and leverages her Biology background to make spaces healthier for occupants. Keara is a LEED AP, WELL AP and Fitwel Ambassador.
Louise Wilkinson, Sustainability Operations Manager, Integral Group
Louise Wilkinson (she/her/hers) is the program manager of the Integral Group’s global CSER program for almost four years. Originally from the UK, Louise moved to Canada in 2015 to study for her MBA and never went home. She has a first-class undergraduate degree in applied chemistry, and spent the first 15 years of her career working in quality assurance and implementing ISO-compliant operational management systems where her passion for strategic KPI road-mapping was realized - she loves seeing datapoints tracking towards a goal!
Louise is passionate about equality and diversity causes and was a volunteer board member and Vice President of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) from 2016 - 2020. More recently she has subsequently been volunteering for a local restorative justice society as their social media and communications manager.
Rainey Shane, Social Sustainability Director, JLL
Rainey Shane leads a team of project management strategists who partner with owners, developers and tenants to achieve the highest and best outcomes for complex and challenging commercial real estate projects. After spending over a decade working in law enforcement, training and business consulting prior to her real estate career, Rainey’s unique perspective understands what truly drives flawless execution – and it’s not following the model of “do what has always been done”.
It’s discovering the true requirements of a project, connecting those projects to ALL stakeholders, including the community in which it lives, and achieving the ambitions of all of them.
3:30 - 3:45 pm EDT
Join the day's sponsors at HMTX for an end-of-day wrap up and key takeaways in this important space.
Q&A Round Tables
4:00 - 4:30 pm EDT
These interactive roundtables will allow attendees to collaboratively discuss information learned in the sessions throughout the day. Choose one table to join or hop in and out of multiple and learn from your peers.