Leveraging Green Building Certification to Unlock Green Finance


26 JUNE 2023, 04:15 PM


Dr Kristian Steele, Associate Principal, Climate and Sustainability Services Leader, Singapore, Arup

Andy Hodgson, Principal, Global Advisory Services Leader, Arup

Farida Lasida Adji, East Asia Regional Lead – IFC Green Building Market, Transformation Program, IFC – International Finance Corporation (member of the World Bank Group)

Mike Tan, Group Treasurer, Frasers Property Limited


Huge investments are required to significantly reduce emissions, support mitigation technology, and advance climate action in the built environment – a sector currently responsible for around 40% of global energy-related emissions. Green building certifications from LEED in the United States to Green Mark in Singapore, to EDGE by the IFC – International Finance Corporation – have been widely applied to evaluate environmental impact and performance at the asset level.

What are some opportunities for green building certification to incentivise developers to build green, and lenders to assess climate risk and finance green buildings? What role does Finance play in accelerating the transition to a sustainable built environment?

Featuring a developer, financial institution, and sustainable development consultancy, this panel explores the impetus the built environment sector needs across the value chain to move the needle on unlocking green finance.