3INVEST is set to launch the Unite ESG Community at the Unite 2022 Summit in partnership with over 50 leading real estate companies.

When we launched Real Estate Unite in 2012, our goal was to fill gaps in the real estate industry by using dialogues, conversations, media and technology to influence initiatives, control narratives and find solutions to problems and challenges. of the sector.

It is the “filling the gaps” agenda that has led us to make sustainable development the essential solution to the major challenges of the real estate sector. Our journey towards a sustainable culture will increase awareness of climate technology, sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in the built environment,” said Ruth Obih, Managing Director of 3INVEST.

The built environment is a key contributor to sustainability, with environment, social and governance (ESG) becoming an increasingly important factor in how industry members conduct their business. Since the SDGs are government-level sustainability goals and ESG reporting is about corporate-level sustainability, there needs to be a crossover to show relevance.

Therefore, for inclusive economic growth and shared prosperity, the built environment must urgently begin to take the lead in designing and managing more resilient and sustainable communities. To achieve this, Real Estate Unite Summit has been redesigned to address global challenges and encourage the built environment in Africa to embrace the culture of sustainability.

“Getting real estate players to embrace sustainability is our collective goal. Our plan is to create a community of stakeholders passionate about sustainability through the launch of Unite ESG Community. Encourage education and participation in activities related to sustainability. Recognize organizations that are taking the lead on sustainability and finally pushing for better ESG regulations, policies and incentives for this community,” Obih said at the press event.

The Unite ESG Community is a network of climate technology, sustainability and ESG leaders from the real estate, government, finance, business, technology, venture capital and environmental sectors university in Africa. Use content, conferences, training, rewards, access to green funds, research and networking platforms to create a sustainable future.

The theme for the 10 year edition of the Unite Summit is “Towards a Sustainable Culture” to be held on 30-31 May 2022 at Eko Hotel, VI, Lagos.

Speaking at this year’s event, Professor Obas Ebohon, Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Law London South Bank University, Dennis Papa Odenyi Quansah, EDGE/IFC, Femi Adewole, Managing Director, Family Funds, Hakeem Shagaya, Karmod, Jumoke Akinwunmi, Managing Director, Alitheia Capital, Tola Akinhanmi, Head, Real Estate Finance, Stanbic IBTC, Hakeem Ogunniran, Managing Director, Eximia Realty, Tolu Sokenu Director, ACTIS, Hassan Usman, Managing Director, New Frontiers, Sade Hughes, Country Manager Mixta Africa, Olawale Ayilara, Managing Director, Landwey, Paul Onwanibe, Group Managing Director, Landmark Africa, Odunayo Ojo, Managing Director, UPDC, Bolaji Edu – Managing Director Broll Nigeria, Uzo Oshogwe, Managing Director Afriland Properties PLC and Holger Adam, Real Estate Development Manager, Clifton Homes.

For the goals of the SDGs to be achieved, we must encourage companies operating in the construction sector and those investing in, commissioning and using land and built assets to expand the scope of their current policies and strategies by identifying resilient options. , business opportunities and operational challenges. relating to all thematic areas of the United Nations Global Compact.

Some of the participating partners this year include Stanbic IBTC, Broll, Mixta Africa, Address Homes, Elalan, Haven Homes, Horizon Estates, Afriland, Dutum, Purple, UPDC, Landwey, Karmod, Home works, Nedcom Oaks and Clifton Homes, Ghana, Masters builders and Alaro City.

Organized by 3INVEST, a real estate company whose objective is to promote the creation of a thriving real estate sector in Africa.

We urge you to be part of this journey towards a sustainable culture.

Sam D. Gomez