perspectives podcast

EP15: Why you can’t claim wellness if you don’t measure it

How has Asia come to have a 17-year head start on the rest of the world in dealing with indoor air quality? How could wearable technology expose companies that don’t track their wellness and sustainability? And is the real estate industry finally ready for a conversation about how buildings can improve peoples’ health?

November 27, 2020
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Meet our speakers

Raefer Wallis
CEO and founder of GIGA, RESET and ORIGIN

Raefer Wallis is an architect and the founder of GIGA, an organisation which combines the development of building standards with cloud software to increase the accessibility of healthy buildings. Raefer has pioneered standards for data quality, which are now used internationally and serve as foundations for RESET and ORIGIN - RESET being the world’s first building standard to assess and benchmark building health in real time, and ORIGIN being the world’s largest hub of data on building materials.

Andrew Cole
General manager, sustainability - investment management, Lendlease

Andrew is responsible for integrating environmental, social and governance strategies into Lendlease’s retail, industrial and office funds. He works with tenants and investors to ensure that the company’s assets are resilient and adaptable to change, as well as inclusive, use resources sustainably, and foster community and environmental health and wellbeing. Andrew is on the Property Council of Australia’s National Sustainability Roundtable as well as the Better Buildings Partnership’s Leadership Panel.

Matthew Clifford
Energy and sustainability services - global product owner, JLL

Matt’s focus is on embedding sustainability into JLL’s diverse client base. Matt and his team focus on the full real estate life cycle and provide services to major real estate markets worldwide. From helping clients to navigate utility markets, through to improving operations, reporting on their results, and differentiating themselves from the competition, JLL has a broad suite of services to assist any client on their sustainability journey.


Rebecca Kent (intro)
What do air purifiers and yoga studios have in common? These are two ways that landlords and tenants are addressing wellness - wellness being measures that concern the health of peoples’ minds and bodies.

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