Core Forum

June 20th 2023

Transforming Places:

1.30pm - 7.30pm

Ministry of Sound
103 Gaunt Street
Tel: 020 7740 8600
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The second in our series of three-linked London Core Forums - Real Estate & ESG - Environmental | Social | Governance, focuses on the ‘Social’ in ESG.

In partnership with Lendlease, the Forum – ‘Transforming Places: Delivering social impact; creating communities that thrive’, will comprise of a number of powerful sessions; with leaders from across the private and public sectors: presentations and a panel discussion.

There will be tours across Elephant Park, Lendlease’s £2.5 billion regeneration project in Elephant & Castle; with experts on hand to explain and showcase specific social and environmentally sustainable elements of the development.

Following the tours, join us for drinks and canapes at the Rosy Hue, an independent, authentic and neighbourhood pub – built on values, charity and the community. The ideal place for early evening networking, and to spend time enjoying the surroundings at the end of the day.

About Elephant Park:
Lendlease is delivering Elephant Park, a £2.5 billion regeneration project in Elephant & Castle, in partnership with Southwark Council. Once complete, it will include over 3,000 homes, 50 new retail and leisure units and 50,000 square feet of workspaces, all centred around a new two-acre park.

Lendlease is setting new benchmarks for sustainable urban regeneration at Elephant Park, and committed to the project being net-zero-carbon in operation when the outline planning consent was secured in 2013. The project is delivering one of the largest new green spaces in Central London for decades and green infrastructure has been championed through its park and tree strategy, retaining 128 mature plane trees from the original Heygate Estate, and planting a further 1,300. Elephant Park also includes a combined heat and power plant, the Energy Hub, to enable the delivery of net zero-carbon heating and hot water to all the new homes

Elephant Park is being built ‘with’ the local community and the project is delivering inclusive public spaces and creating local opportunity for residents, workers and visitors, in the form of employment, skills and training and community initiatives. It’s aim is to create positive and lasting change.

Event Format:

1.30pm – 2.00pm – Registration and Networking Drinks (at Ministry Venue).

2.00pm – 4.45pm – Core Forum Content Sessions (at Ministry Venue).

5.00pm – 6.00pm – Tours (Elephant Park).

6.00pm – 7.30pm – Networking Evening Drinks & canapes (at the Rosy Hue).

Welcome Keynote & Presentation - Paul King, Managing Director Sustainability and Social Impact, Lendlease Sustainability and Social Impact, Lendlease

Welcome from Host Partner, Lendlease. The role of the ‘S’ in ESG.

Opening up our discussions on how ESG defines future investment models; the challenge of quantifying social value (the ‘S’) and delivering real outcomes, and how a business’ ESG agenda can make a positive impact on staff, profits etc.

Panel 1 –Transforming places - ‘with’ the local community

    Working ‘with’ the local community to transform places to a local agenda. What are the challenges? The opportunities? Private & public sector collaboration, best-practice community engagement, a need for planning and regulations that promote social value.

    - Angela Brennan - Project Lead, Elephant Park, Lendlease.

    - Colin Wilson - Head of Regeneration Old Kent Road, London Borough of Southwark.

    - John Lewis, Executive Director - Peabody.

    - Thomas Bryans – Director & Co-Founder, IF_DO.

    - Nicola Mathers - Chief Executive Officer, Future of London - CHAIR

      Panel 2 - Delivering commercial value through social impact focused investment models

        Making ESG investment work. What do the investors want?

        How can this obvious win-win for investor and community ACTUALLY be achieved? How can we overcome the challenges of: inconsistent measuring of social value, defining the right indicators in the first place, building stronger partnerships, risk vs reward, sharing of information etc.

        - Lucille Watkins-Brazier, Head of Social Impact, LendLease.

        - Laura Jockers - Head of ESG, M&G Real Estate.

        - Bill Hughes - Head of Real Assets, Legal & General Investment Management.

        - Vivienne King - Head of Real Estate Social Impact, The Good Economy.

        ​​​​​​​Conclusion - Movers & Shakers.

        TOURS – ‘Meet the Experts’

        A one-hour guided tour – ‘meet an expert’ at each ‘stop’; to learn and engage with the key areas of sustainability across Elephant Park!

        The Treehouse

        Theme and talking points: Sustainability, Timber design, Community and Shared space for local people.

        The Park and elephant springs

        Theme and talking points: Park and tree strategy and Community.

        Sayer Street

        Theme and talking points: Retail strategy and local, independent businesses.

        Orchard Gardens, Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library

        Theme and talking points: Community, Homes, Social infrastructure, Heritage and Public / private sector partnerships.

        Energy Centre

        Theme and talking points: Sustainability, Low-carbon energy and Mission zero.






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