08/14/2020 | by

As part of its ESG Exchange multimedia series, Nareit will host a webinar, “REITs and Key Social Initiatives: Disclosures and Impact on Investment,” on Aug. 27 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Nareit’s ESG Exchange series brings together ESG-focused investors and leaders from the REIT industry for discussions on enterprise-wide environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and good governance topics impacting real estate.

The free webinar will focus on the “S” in ESG and what it means for REITs and investors. The webinar will be moderated by Nareit’s Senior Vice President of ESG Issues, Fulya Kocak. Panelists include Sam Adams, CEO of Vert Asset Management; Mark Delisi, vice president of corporate responsibility and energy management at AvalonBay Communities (NYSE: AVB); and Kelly Meissner, director of sustainability at Ventas (NYSE: VTR).

Discussion topics will include:

  • Defining the “S” in ESG for REITs and what it means for different sectors
  • Reporting and disclosures for social programs and initiatives
  • Investor differentiation in “S” definitions
  • How “S” has rapidly developed in 2020, including topics such as health and wellbeing in and after the pandemic, social justice, and DEI

The webinar will be interactive, with an opportunity for Q&A at the end. Register now for Nareit’s REITs and Key Social Initiatives: Disclosures and Impact on Investment webinar.

This ESG Exchange webinar will preview topics that will be discussed in more detail at Nareit’s inaugural REITworks: 2020 Virtual Conference, which will be held Sept 21-22, 2020. This educational ESG-focused conference will bring together thought leaders discussing key topics related to accounting, financial reporting, sustainability, capital markets, disclosures, investor relations, diversity and inclusion, human resources, and more. Conference attendees can also earn up to 25 CPE credits for their participation. Early bird pricing for the conference ends Aug. 29, 2020. Learn more.

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