Top hotel owners and investors flock to the EEA Summit to discuss the surge in ESG regulation

22 March 2023

Tuesday, 21st March 2023: 4C Group will host the Energy & Environment Alliance (EEA) Summit at its London-based hotel, The Westin London City on Tuesday, 28th March 2023 to discuss the surge in ESG regulation. 

CEO of 4C Group, Al-karim Nathoo serves on The Advisory Board for the EEA, and along with other members, responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Alliance and for oversight of its operational performance. 

Moderated by Dr Marc Lepere, who leads on ESG and Executive Education at King’s Business School, the EEA Summit agenda will cover trends in the global economy and energy markets, the surge in ESG regulation, changes to planning law, new sustainability accounting standards, shifts in hospitality investment, performance measurement of hotels, circularity, and wider political influences. The format will include a mixture of keynote presentations, panel discussions, audience Q&A and networking. 

High-level speakers, drawn from the private and public sector, include:

  • Luke Baines, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard
  • Hadrian Beltrametti Walker, EVP & General Counsel, Kempinski Hotels S.A
  • Franck Bermond, Vice President Construction & ESG Referent, AccorInvest
    Ed Birkin, Founder and CEO, Ignite Economics
  • Gillian Charlesworth, CEO, BRE
  • Ben Chivers, Partner, Technology & Commercial Transactions, Travers Smith
  • Adam Dawson, Sustainability Manager, La Salle
  • Asif Din, Sustainability Director, Perkins & Will
  • Catherine Dolton, Chief Sustainability Officer, IHG Hotels & Resorts
  • Chris Evans, Partner, Hamilton Pyramid Europe
  • Karen Friebe, Head of International Hotels & Hospitality, Bird & Bird LLP
  • David Ford, Director of Energy Markets, Businesswise Solutions
  • Paul George, Commercial Manager, EV & Infrastructure, Drax
  • Josh Gibbons, Construction Managing Associate, Addleshaw Goddard
  • Janine Guillot, Special Advisor to the Chair of ISSB
  • Ufi Ibrahim, CEO, Energy and Environment Alliance (EEA)
  • Shravan Joshi MBE, Chairman of the Planning & Transportation Committee, City of London
  • David Kellett, Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investments, Europe, Invesco
  • Tiffany Kelly, Founder, Beyond BamboomGlobal Youth Award Winners
  • Asli Kutlucan, Chief Development Officer, Cycas Hospitality
  • Dr Marc Lepere, Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer, ESGgen Ltd
    & Lead in ESG & Sustainability, Executive Education, King’s Business School
  • Bryan Oknyansky, AIA, Sustainability Champion, Studio Moren
  • Ben Patton, Head of Real Estate Debt, Federated Hermes
  • James Pomeroy, Global Economist, HSBC
  • Sue Pritchard, CEO, Food Farming & Countryside Commission
  • Soraiya Salemohamed, Sustainable Property Development & Operations, 4C Group
  • Dr Sabine Schaeffer, Co-Founder & CEO, Europe, Pro-invest Group
  • Nico Schouten, Built Environment Team Lead, Metabolic
  • Alice Strevens, Associate Director Human Rights and Social Impact, Mazars
    & Chair, EEA Social Impact Committee
  • Lord Robin Teverson, Environment Spokesperson, House of Lords
  • Caroline Tiveus, SVP, Director of Sustainable Business, Pandox
  • Rekha Toora, Senior Vice President – EMEA Capital Markets at JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group & Chair, EEA Capital Markets Committee JLL 
  • Laura Ulrich, Vice President Renewable Power and Transition Group, Brookfield
  • Tim Wheeldon, Managing Director, Zeal Hotels & Zeal Projects 

Al-karim Nathoo, CEO, 4C Group said: “It’s truly a great privilege to be hosting the 2023 EEA summit once again at our hotel, The Westin London City. Right now, the enlightened players in the hospitality industry understand that ESG is an important issue; however, there is a lack of clarity about what the tangible interventions are, and what we should be doing in practice. So, I am incredibly grateful to the EEA for its efforts to bring hotel owners, investors and financiers together to enlighten us and to help shape the future for our industry.” 

Ufi Ibrahim, CEO, EEA concluded: “The regulatory landscape governing ESG and the capital markets is evolving quickly. At the EEA Summit, we will be analysing incoming rapid changes and we will equip our members with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions now on ESG, CAPEX and OPEX investment.”

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