CREtech Climate Podcast

CREtech Climate Podcast

The CREtech Climate Cast is a podcast series devoted to educating, inspiring, and leading the built environment to address the world’s biggest crisis - climate change. Tune in to in-depth conversations with the leading real estate and tech innovators from across the globe with CREtech Climate CEO, Michael Beckerman. The series will host conversations on how the real estate and tech tech sectors are driving transformational change to decarbonize the Built World.

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CREtech Climate Podcast
  • Nick Durham - Transforming AEC for a Decarbonized Future

    In this episode of the CREtech Climate Cast podcast, Michael Beckerman interviews Nick Durham, General Partner at Shadow Ventures, about the role of the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) sector in driving decarbonization. They discuss the challenges and opportunities in the constr...

  • Daniel Dart - From Prison to PropTech: Investing in Badass Founders

    Daniel Dart, Founder, Rockyard Ventures, shares his inspiring journey from prison to PropTech. He grew up in California with a tumultuous childhood, and ended up homeless and in and out of jail. After starting a rock band and achieving success, he ended up back in prison for a few years before re...

  • Greg Jones - Driving Sustainability and Decarbonization in the Built Environment

    Greg Jones, Director of Hoare Lea, discusses the importance of sustainability and decarbonization in the built environment. He highlights the progress that has been made in the UK, particularly in terms of legislative and regulatory policies, as well as the establishment of networks and collabora...

  • Josh Felser - Investing in Software-First Climate Tech for Efficiency

    In this episode of the Cretech Climate Cast podcast, host Michael Beckerman interviews Josh Felser, Co-founding partner of Climactic VC. They discuss the mission of Climactic VC and its focus on investing in software-first climate tech companies that aim to make the built environment more efficie...

  • John Axelrod - Investing in Climate Tech for the Built Environment

    In this episode, Michael Beckerman interviews Johnathan Axelrod, the co-founder and managing partner of Remarkable Ventures. They discuss the mission of Remarkable Ventures to drive investment and adoption in climate technologies focused on the built environment. Johnathan emphasizes the importan...

  • Raj Singh - Driving Sustainability: Venture Capital's Role in Climate Tech

    In this episode of the Cretech Climate Cast podcast, Michael Beckerman interviews Raj Singh, the Managing Partner of JLL Spark Global Ventures, about the importance of sustainability in the built environment and the role of venture capital in driving climate tech solutions. They discuss JLL's com...

  • Michael Daschle - Unpacking Commitments and Strategies for Net-Zero Carbon

    Michael Daschle, Senior Vice President of Sustainability at Brookfield Properties delves into the unique commitments and strategies of Brookfield Asset Management towards achieving net-zero carbon, uncovering the rationale behind their approach, how it translates into a sustainable return on inve...

  • Anja Kristina Köhler - The World Needs Better Buildings

    Anja Kristina Köhler, Head of Sustainability at EDGE unveils the deep-rooted sustainability ethos driving EDGE's real estate development background, with the company's powerful mantra, "The world needs better buildings," and how it shapes their every endeavour. Anja, delves into the galvanizing p...

  • Stonly Blue - Building a Better World For Everyone

    Stonly Blue, Managing Partner & Co-Founder at Third Sphere characterizes the core philosophy of Third Sphere, which focuses on supporting founders who transform theory into action going beyond altruism and embracing nuanced thinking to bring their amazing solutions into the world. Stonly delves i...

  • Micah Kotch - Investing In The Future's Resources

    Join us in this episode as we delve into the world of sustainable and tech-driven investments with Micah Kotch, Partner at Blackhorn Ventures. We'll explore their investment thesis and strategy, focusing on the future of climate technology and the evolution of sustainable investments. Discover th...

  • Martin Powell - An Alternative Perspective On Climate Change

    Martin Powell, Axa's Group Sustainability Director and editor of "The Climate City" book, delves into groundbreaking solutions for urban resilience amid climate change. Discover the pivotal role of technology in emission reduction and the far-reaching impact of our choices on the planet and infra...

  • Anneli Tostar & Nicole Granath - Simplify, Simplify, Simplify!

    Join Anneli Tostar, CEO & Co-Founder, and Nicole Granath, COO & Co-Founder of Tangible, as they discuss their professional journeys and why sustainability matters to them. Explore the vision behind the inception of the Tangible platform and how it addresses marketplace challenges. Their recent su...

  • Mike Kazmierczak - Strategize, Digitize, Decarbonize

    In this enlightening episode, we sit down with Mike Kazmierczak, Vice President of the Decarbonization Office at Schneider Electric, to unravel the complexities of achieving sustainability and decarbonization goals in the built environment. Mike shares insights into his personal commitment to sus...

  • Genevieve Gravina - Let’s Go Solar, Let's Go

    Join us for a deep dive into real estate decarbonization with Genevieve Gravina, CRE Sales Lead at Omnidian. In this conversation, we delve into the intricate workings of Omnidian, exploring how the platform collaborates with real estate entities to strategize and execute effective decarbonizatio...

  • Juliette Morgan - A New Age of Energy Production and Composting of Life

    Juliette Morgan, ESG Consultancy Director of Gensler delves deep into why the built environment should take responsibility for its impact on the planet. Juliette explores indigenous communities inspiring living in harmony with nature and reducing consumption.

    Despite the availability of solutio...

  • Hélène Chartier - Sustainably Transforming Cities

    Hélène Chartier, Director of Urban Planning and Design of C40 discusses C40 cities collaboration between the largest cities, improving and accelerating their climate policies and action plans. There is an agreement on the emission of cities from buildings including transport and imported impacts,...

  • Charlie Green - Timber Building at Scale for a Sustainable Future

    Charlie Green, Co-Founder and President of The Office Group unveils the fascinating story of the construction of London's largest timber building, exploring the driving factors behind this bold endeavor, from the carefully chosen materials to the profound positive impacts on the environment.

    G...

  • Kunal Lunawat - Driving New And Diverse Perspectives

    Kunal Lunawat, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Ayga Ventures explores investing in the "bits" (software) and "atoms" (materials), recognizing the symbiotic relationship between the two. Explore the challenges of securing capital for hardware ventures and gain insights into the emerging category ...

  • Brian Swett - The Playbook For Sustainability

    Brian Swett, Americas East Leader of Arup shares the profound impact of Arup's consulting expertise through case studies on commercial owners, developers, and other stakeholders embarking on their journey to establish ESG strategies and embedding sustainability into their culture, setting the sta...

  • Joseph Allen - Unmasking Sick Buildings

    In this podcast episode, Joseph Allen, from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, shares his passion for sustainability and discusses the Harvard Healthy Buildings Program. He delves into the impact of "Sick Building Syndrome" on health and introduces his book, "Healthy Buildings." Allen als...

  • Lauren Moss - The Path to Carbon Neutrality

    Lauren Moss, Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer at Vornado Realty Trust highlights the visionary approach behind Vornado's ESG strategy, expanding upon key elements that drive their sustainable initiatives for carbon neutrality, waste diversion, water reduction, and the pivotal r...

  • Juan Francisco Palacios - The Interplay of Buildings and Health

    Juan Francisco Palacios, Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT Center for Real Estate delves into the profound relationship between buildings and their impact on human health and well-being. With the majority of our time spent indoors, the quality of the air we breathe and the comfort of the temper...

  • Anand Srinivasan - Risk of Inaction & What can I do

    Join us in this episode as Anand Srinivasan, an Executive at CoreLogic, delves into the world of real estate solutions. Discover their data-driven strategies for risk assessment and sustainability. Uncover insights into their mission-aligned approach, powered by cutting-edge technologies and anal...

  • Joe Sumberg - Mobilizing Sustainability

    In this podcast episode, Joe Sumberg, Managing Partner at Galvanize Climate Solutions, delves into the company's sustainability mission and investment strategies. He highlights the role of real estate in decarbonization and introduces the innovative GOLD tool for identifying eco-friendly investme...