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
  • Hampus Jakobsson - Improving Tech, Together

    Hampus Jakobsson, General Partner, Pale blue dot, speaks on why the climate industry is so interesting, problems that climate tech companies face today, and why the whole industry needs to work together in order to make progress.

  • Mike Moran - The Reward for Reaching Net Zero

    Mike Moran, Chief Markets Officer at Microshare, discusses how climate change is becoming much more relevant in global business conversations, why hopping on the “climate change bandwagon” is a good business decision, and how the younger generations are impacting the world of climate tech.

  • Laura Craft - Leading the Way in ESG Based Investing

    Laura Craft, Senior Vice President and Head of Global ESG Strategy at Heitman, discusses how Heitman uses the resources available for a major global investor to improve carbon emissions, the importance of ESG within modern day investment, and how investment managers assess climate risk and mitiga...

  • Matthew Plante - Pressing Fast-Forward on the Future

    Matthew Plante, Co-Founder and President of Voltus, Inc, walks us through the journey of his company, how they were able to grow in the clean-tech industry, and how they are accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

  • Ami Kotecha - Striving for Sustainability

    Ami Kotecha, Co-Founder & Head of Venture Investments at Amro Partners, discusses how they are making the real estate industry more sustainable, why investing in the environment is a profitable business model, and where the most room for growth is within the world of climate technology.

  • Josh Griffin - Setting the Standard for Carbon Emissions Data

    Josh Griffin, Co-Founder and Chief Policy Officer of nZero, describes how their technology helps companies reach their carbon emission goals while also helping policy makers create positive changes in local and state government.

  • Parag Khanna - Educating the Ecosystem

    Michael Beckerman, CEO, CREtech & Climate sits down with Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap, to unpack the inspiration and drive behind Parag's international best-selling book, ‘Move: The Forces Uprooting Us’. Parag also shares insight on his recent launch of new technology sol...

  • Jacob Arlein - The Fight Against Climate Change

    Jacob Arlein, CEO of Stok, walks us through projects they are most proud of and how that work has impacted the sustainability of their client’s real estate, the best practices and technologies they have seen in the market and sustainability initiatives they have and are implementing at Stok.

  • Raphael Rosen - Pathway to Decarbonization & Net Zero

    Raphael Rosen, CEO of Carbon Lighthouse, shares insights behind his technology solution, how it is unique in the marketplace and how we address the climate crisis with a greater sense of urgency that it needs.

  • Natalie Teear - Culture for Climate Change

    Natalie Teear, Senior VP, Innovation, Sustainability & Social Impact of Hudson Pacific Properties, unpacks how they built and implemented a sustainability and socially responsible culture. Natalie also highlights the company’s 2020 corporate responsibility report, including plans to achieve the g...

  • Dan Doctoroff - Tackling Cities’ Greatest Challenges

    Dan Doctoroff, Founder & CEO of Sidewalk Labs, discusses the big vision that formed Sidewalk Labs and the connection with Google that made them the ideal partner. Dan also shares their mission at Sidewalk Labs and his thoughts on the role the public sector will play in legislating net zero commit...

  • Brett Phillips - Sustainability in Solar

    Brett Phillips, Vice President of Unico Properties | Unico Solar Investors, discusses the strategy behind the formation of Unico Solar in 2017, the impact that the solar industry has on an eventual net-zero world and insights into their high-profile project, Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle.

  • Becca Rushin - Implementing Sustainability & Social Responsibility

    Becca Rushin, VP Sustainability & Social Responsibility at Jamestown provides an overview on why sustainability is an integral part of Jamestown’s mission and why companies should be investing in climate technologies and social responsibility. Becca also shares how technology plays a role in sust...

  • David Harris Kolada - Green Tech Investing

    David Kolada, Managing Partner of Greensoil PropTech Ventures discusses their new $100m green PropTech fund, what types of investments they will be making and some of the startups they have invested in. David also shares insights into scaling climate tech in the built environment.

  • Nikolas Samios - Leading The Way In Europe

    Nikolas Samios, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of PropTech1, takes a deep dive into why Europe is leading the way in addressing climate change and an overview of what they look for when investing in early-stage companies.

  • Travis Connors - Investing In A Better Built World

    Travis Connors, Co-Founder and General Partner of Building Ventures, sheds light on their investment process, what types of investments they are looking for in the climate tech space and advice for first-time entrepreneurs entering the climate tech industry.

  • Emilie Mazzacurati - Understanding Climate Risk

    Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder & CEO of Four Twenty Seven and Global Head of Climate Solutions at Moody's ESG Solutions, discusses how risk management and mitigation is equally important in the fight against the impacts of climate change.

  • Bryan Bennett - Decarbonizing CRE with Data

    Bryan Bennett, CEO and Founder of Cortex Building Intelligence, takes a deep dive into how their real-time actionable insights improve sustainability and increase ROI for the commercial real estate industry. Bryan also shares lessons learned from building and scaling Coretex and practices that wo...

  • Menno Lammers - Creating a Sustainable Society

    Menno Lammers, Founder of PropTech for Good, unpacks the mission and core objectives behind PropTech for Good and initiatives such as the Ambassador Network. Menno also discusses Society 5.0 and its implications on PropTech and the built world.

  • Zachary Smith - Inventing The Way Out of Climate Crisis

    Zachary Smith, CEO of Zauben, shares his vision for Zauben and how the platform helps the built world address climate change and embrace sustainability. Zachary also shares insights into their experience with The Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change program.

  • Erik Landry - Setting the ESG Benchmark

    Erik Landry, Climate Change Specialist at GRESB, discusses the suite of products they manage that give real asset managers and investors the tools they need to make informed decisions regarding climate-related risks. Erik also shares insights into how we can get the real estate industry to mobili...

  • Patrick McGrath - Staying Ahead of the Curve

    Patrick McGrath, EVP, Chief Information Officer, Head of Client Technologies at Savills, discusses how Savills has been prioritizing occupants' health and wellness, lessons learned from embracing technology that can be used in adopting climate tech and workplace trends from the occupier perspective.

  • Jessica Cooper - Responding to the Pandemic

    Jessica Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer at International Well Being Institute, shares insights into how IWBI responded to the impact of the pandemic and how they have been able to support the real estate industry more broadly. Jessica also takes a deep dive into IWBI’s WELL Certifications and th...

  • Bryan Koop & Ben Myers - Leading the Way with Sustainability in Real Estate

    Bryan Koop, Executive Vice President, Boston at Boston Properties and Ben Myers, Vice President, Sustainability at Boston Properties discuss the evolution of Boston Properties' sustainability and ESG strategy, and take a deep dive into their 2020 ESG Report, unpacking the core components and stra...