The role of real estate in sustainable development strategies: time for green leases

Date: 4 December

Time: 10:00-11:30

Place: Free hybrid event


The real estate industry is one of the world’s largest energy consumers. Not only does the operation of buildings account for a significant proportion of energy consumption, already around 40%, but it also generates more than 35% of global carbon dioxide emissions.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency, designing and constructing green buildings and certifying their neutral impact on the environment, as well as responsible production, waste management and a circular economy are today’s imperatives for the real estate industry. This is being enforced by both the European Union and the industry’s drive for self-regulation, as well as by building users and occupants themselves.

Public awareness of sustainability in both the construction and property industries is growing enormously. There is also a growing expectation that the buildings in which people live and work should be greener, cleaner and more energy efficient.

On the other hand, the cost of providing utilities and services to properties is increasing year on year. The pursuit of sustainability, including the introduction of green clauses in leases, can not only benefit the environment but also significantly reduce building occupancy costs.

Greener, both literally and figuratively. What can we do to help achieve this?


  • What are green clauses and is there really a need for green leases – key trends, observations and experiences from the perspective of landlords, property managers and tenants
  • Implementation and use of green clauses in practice and their impact on building financing
    • Challenges and opportunities in implementing green leases
    • How green leases can affect the value of a property, its market competitiveness and tenant satisfaction – a commercial perspective
    • Introduction of green clauses in leases – case studies
    • Green contracts vs. green financing – financial instruments and credit products available to support green initiatives
  • Q&A
  • Networking


  • Katarzyna Chwalbińska-Kusek, Head of ESG & Sustainability, Savills, Expert of the Polish Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Committee
  • Agnieszka Wicha, Advisor to the Management Board, Financial Markets Team, the Polish Bank Association
  • Monika Czokajło, Director, ESG and Risk Department, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
  • Maria Ciechomska, Senior Real Estate Lawyer, CTP Invest Poland


Malwina Jagiełło, Counsel, Kochański & Partners, Expert of the Polish Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Committee

Who should attend

The event is addressed to real estate professionals, property managers, building owners and tenants, and anyone interested in introducing green clauses into leases.


Participation in the event is free of charge, following registration and application acceptance. The organiser reserves the right to refuse applications and to cancel the event.

The event may be attended either in person or online.

Onsite venue: Kochański & Partners headquarters: pl. Piłsudskiego 1, Warsaw. The number of participants is limited – first come, first served.

A link to the online broadcast will be sent to participants the day before the event.


The role of real estate in sustainable development strategies: time for green leases

4 December


Free hybrid event

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