This edited collection broadens the definition of sustainable real estate based on industry trends, research, and the Paris Climate Agreements. Discussions encompass existing and new buildings throughout their life cycle, the financing of their development and operations, and their impact on the surrounding environments and communities. This broader perspective provides a better understanding of the interconnected nature of the environmental, societal, communal, political, and financial issues affecting sustainable real estate, revealing the wide-ranging impact of practitioners' decisions on the sustainable real estate system. Bringing together carefully selected articles from leading global academic and practitioner experts from urban planning, design, construction, and finance, this collection brings to light new opportunities and innovative transdisciplinary solutions to as-yet unresolved problems.
Thomas Walker has published numerous articles and books in the area of risk management, sustainable finance, and shareholder litigation. He previously directed the David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise and has served as the chair of the Finance Department and Associate Dean, Research, at Concordia University, Canada.
Cary Krosinsky writes, advises, and teaches at Yale University, USA, and Brown University, USA. At Brown, his teaching helps support the Brown University Sustainable Investment Fund within the Endowment.
Lisa N. Hasan is a practicing architect. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from McGill University, Canada, and an MBA from Concordia University, Canada. Her work has focused on green buildings and the development and implementation of sustainable practices for both public and private real estate owners, managers, and investors.
Stéfanie D. Kibsey coordinates the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification program at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Canada. She previously worked at the David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise and La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. She specializes in connecting sustainability with finance.