ESG for Affordability

A conversation about value and purpose between academia and practice

TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Berlagezaal. April 5th 13.30-17.00

Join us to discuss Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) finance and its role in making the built environment more affordable. ESG considerations are central to discussions about social inequalities and the sustainability transition. Through a combination of academic research and industry expertise, this event delves into the realm of ESG finance and critically discusses its potential to produce meaningful changes in the built environment.

Our program features presentations by leading academics, emerging researchers, finance professionals, and not-for-profit housing providers, reflecting a wide array of perspectives. By bringing together this diverse group, we want to spark a discussion about the purpose of ESG finance and how it can drive value creation. Join in as we ground the ESG debate into the hard materiality of the built environment.


13.00-13.30: Welcome

13.30-13.45: Introduction by Marja Elsinga (Professor, Chair Housing Institutions & Governance)

13.45-14.45: Presentations by Alex Fernandez (PhD Candidate), Reinier Mijsberg (ABN-AMRO), Michael Peeters (Assistant Professor), Maria Villalba (PhD Candidate) and Jasmine Zhang (PhD Candidate).

14.45-15.00: Coffee Break

15.00-16.30: Roundtable chaired by Michael Peeters (Assistant Professor) & Alex Fernandez (PhD Candidate) with:

  • Anitta Blessing (European Federation for Living)
  • Annique Verkoeijen (AEDES)
  • Gerard van Bortel (TU Delft)
  • Sjoerd Luisman (ABN AMRO)

16.30-16.45: Closing Remarks: Hilde Remoy (Associate Professor of Real Estate Management)

16.45-18.00: Drinks