Live Webinar

Road to Zero: Practical Steps to Finance and Report on Your Green Building Portfolio

The business world is under increasing pressure from customers and investors to disclose sustainability-related information and take meaningful action on climate change. As more and more companies set net zero targets by 2030, the question has become how will these zero targets be met?

Sphera is partnering with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to bring to light how companies can use IFC’s EDGE green building certification to transition to a zero carbon building portfolio.

The webinar will highlight how to self-assess buildings using the free EDGE App to understand the carbon footprint of the company’s entire portfolio, from offices to retail to light industry, as well as how to disclose the portfolio’s impact to CDP, and use the portfolio to access green finance. Participants will also learn about additional resources that identify the climate policy and physical risks to building portfolios, and list available government and investor incentives for green construction around the world.

An innovation of IFC, EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”) provides market leaders with the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage by differentiating their products. EDGE brings speed, market intelligence and an investment focus to the next generation of green building certification in more than 160 countries.

You will learn the following by joining the webinar:

• An introduction to EDGE green buildings certification and the EDGE App
• How to use EDGE to develop a zero-carbon portfolio
• Examples of how you can use data collected from the EDGE App to assist with answering the CDP real estate questionnaire
• Other tools from the World Bank Group for the real estate sector to evaluate climate risk and resilience for assets
• Examples of how commitment to a green portfolio can increase access to green finance


Rusmir Music, Operations Office, EDGE Global Business Development Lead, IFC

Tatiana Boldyreva, Technical Manager, Climate Change and Supply Chain, CDP UK

Eleni Polychroniadou, EDGE Program Manager, Sphera


Title: Road to Zero: Practical Steps to Finance and Report on Your Green Building Portfolio

Duration: 60 minutes

The webinar will be held on April 28 at 3pm GMT

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