ULI Australia Webinar: Insider's Look - How ISPT Achieved Carbon Neutrality


February 23, 2021
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Australia/Sydney

Event Fees
ULI Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $50 AUD + GST 

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In October 2020, ISPT became the first property company in Australia to achieve carbon neutral certification across their base building operations on all ISPT owned and operated properties, as well as their corporate offices. The session will be focused on the investor, owner, building manager, and customer alignment, and opportunities to accelerate carbon neutrality across the industry. Alicia Maynard, General Manager of Sustainability and Technical Services at ISPT, will outline the road taken by ISPT to achieve carbon neutrality. Alicia will discuss the value of understanding what drives investors, as well as the importance of business partners in this journey.
Following Alicia’s presentation, Amanda Steele, Executive Managing Director at CBRE will moderate a panel with key stakeholders in achieving carbon neutral status, Mary Delahunty, Head of Impact at HESTA, and Richard Fennell, Head of Strategy Development for JLL Australia and Australian Head of Property and Asset at JLL, and discuss what’s next in this very evolving landscape.
Speaker Bios
Mary Delahunty
Head of Impact
Mary is the Head of Impact for HESTA and has been with the fund since early 2013. She has held senior roles in financial services organisations for over 15 years and is passionate about progressing responsible investment practices and gender equality. HESTA is one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds with $57bn under management and over 850,000 members.

Mary is a 2015 Churchill Fellow awarded for the completion of international research on equity for women in pension systems.

Mary is the Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council for Gender Equality in the State of Victoria. The Council’s role is to advise the Minister for Women on the Safe and Strong equality strategy. Mary also sits on the Advisory Board for the McKell Institute.

Mary is a former Mayor and Councillor of the City of Glen Eira. Mary is also a Board Member of The Emergency Services Telecommunication Authority and an advisory panel member for the State Government, she is a past Chair of Reclink Australia, a National Not for Profit organisation offering sports and recreation opportunities to break the cycle for disadvantaged Australians.

Mary holds a Master of Finance (Corporate Advisory) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Richard Fennell 
Head of Strategy Development, JLL Australia 
Australian Head of Property and Asset, JLL
Richard holds dual roles as the Head of Strategy Development for JLL Australia and the Australian Head of Property and Asset Management. As the Head of Strategy Development Richard focuses on future Proptech and Client solutions across all Business Lines.

Richard has over 25 years experience in Property and Asset Management helping clients maximise their returns from Property Investment. He has worked across Asia Pacific with Global, PAN Asia and local Investors across all sectors. Richard continues to work with JLL's Regional COO and Asia Pacific Head of PAM to deliver client centric solutions for all clients across Asia Pacific.

In Australia, Richard has a great team of over 1100 Property & Asset Management professionals specialising in Mixed Use, Office, Retail, Industrial and Residential Property. JLL is the largest manager of Office assets in Australia and manages over 300 Shopping Centres and 350 Industrial and Logistics Assets for over 600 clients. JLL is Australia's first Multi Family Residential Manager.

Richard is focused on delivering new technology and customer experience platforms for clients and are leveraging JLLs global investment in Proptech to bring new and innovative platforms to our clients and their customers.
Alicia Maynard
General Manager, Sustainability & Technical Services
Alicia is responsible for the development and implementation of ISPT’s ESG Strategy, including managing the engineering operations of ISPT’s $20bn property portfolio. An Engineer by training with extensive experience across design, construction and building operations, Alicia brings a pragmatic, outcomes-based approach to maintaining and improving the performance of the portfolio, in alignment with Investor, customer and community expectations, and ISPT’s ambition for ESG excellence.

Alicia leads ISPT’s pathway to carbon neutral and beyond, in alignment with their 2025 target to be 100% powered by renewable energy and to produce more carbon offsets than they use. This includes industry-leading projects such as their portfolio-wide energy efficiency program, on and off-site renewables programs, and development of a carbon conservation landbank. Alicia is an advocate for a systems-based approach to combat climate change – where stakeholders across the value chain commit to, and collaborate on, positive climate action.
In 2020, ISPT became the first property company to be certified carbon neutral across the base building operations on all ISPT owned and operated properties, as well as their corporate offices.
Amanda Steele
Executive Managing Director
Recently named the 2019 Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in NSW, Amanda’s career has spanned government, corporate and not-for-profit sectors – with considerable experience investing in leading organisations on strategy and delivery. Between 2013 and 2015, Amanda was CBRE’s Pacific Head of Sustainability, before assuming the senior leadership role to manage one of CBRE’s largest service lines, Property Management. Over three years, she doubled the growth of this business and delivered significant client outcomes through her innovative, creative and people-focused approach.

In October 2018, Amanda was promoted to Executive Managing Director of CBRE’s largest geography in the Pacific region—its New South Wales business, consisting of more than 1,000 employees across four offices. She has worked with the highest levels of government nationally and internationally, as well as alongside boards and CEOs of many organisations. Amanda is an active volunteer with a number of industry and community organisations and thrives on solving persistent problems with integrated solutions.
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