MIPIM 2024: Irish Voices Shaping the Global ESG Conversation

Three Irish construction, real estate, and environmental experts join the international judging panel for the Global ESG Awards taking place at MIPIM 2024 

CANNES, France – In a significant recognition of Ireland’s leadership in sustainable development, three Irish real estate, construction and environmental professionals have been named amongst the international judging panel for the inaugural Global ESG Awards, which will take place on March 12th, 2024, at MIPIM in Cannes, France. These appointments reflect the deep ESG expertise within the Irish industry and it is a demonstration of the influence of Irish proficiency in steering the global conversation on environmental, social, and governance matters within the realm of construction, real estate, and environmental stewardship.

Aimed at acknowledging the commitment of both organisations and individuals across the PropTech, CleanTech, ClimateTech and wider construction technology sectors to ESG principles, these awards will be an annual highlight at MIPIM, Cannes. Categories include the Compliance Award, EcoBalance Award, Aqua Biodiversity Award, Resource Excellence Award, CommuniCare Impact Award, and the prestigious ESG Leadership Award, each designed to spotlight exceptional contributions to sustainability and ethical governance across construction and real estate.

Introducing the Irish Judges

Philip Matthews of Turner & Townsend Ireland brings unparalleled expertise from guiding some of Ireland’s landmark real estate and infrastructure projects,including the transformative Celtic Interconnector project. With a team of nearly 350 seasoned professionals, Turner & Townsend is renowned for its comprehensive approach to sustainable development, advising clients on aligning their portfolios with rigorous sustainability and building standards.

Paul McDonald, at the helm of Sonitus Systems, has been instrumental in advancing the field of environmental monitoring, contributing significantly to smart city and industrial solutions globally. His work with the WELL Building Institute’s ‘Sound Concept Advisory’ highlights the crucial intersection of health, well-being, and sustainable building practices, demonstrating Sonitus Systems’ commitment to creating living and working environments that foster wellbeing and environmental stewardship.

Carol Tallon, an early proponent of PropTech in Ireland, has been involved in mentoring startups that drive climate-responsive innovations for the built environment since 2015. Her pioneering use of virtual and mixed reality technologies for public consultations is just one example of proptech’s progressive approach to housing delivery, enhancing community participation and promoting sustainable urban and rural planning.

Global Platform for Sustainable Innovation

The inclusion of these professionals on the international panel of experts judging the Global ESG Awards is a testament to Ireland’s forward-thinking and innovative approach to ESG and sustainable development. Their collective experience and that of their teams and clients will be invaluable in highlighting the most significant and sustainable contributions to the built environment.

MIPIM 2024: A Convergence for Urban and Real Estate Innovation

Preceding the ESG Global Awards, MIPIM 2024 will also feature ‘Housing Matters!’, a summit focused on international sustainable housing solutions, set against the backdrop of the Palais des Festivals, Cannes. This gathering aims to catalyse discussion on housing adequacy and the decarbonisation of the sector, drawing participation from global real estate decision-makers.

Building on the legacy of connecting industry thought leaders from around the globe, MIPIM 2024 promises to unite over 22,500 delegates, including leading figures from the realms of property development and investment, to forge strategies addressing the challenges of urban living and real estate. It is the industry’s most crucial forum for collaboration and innovation, striving for a more equitable and sustainable urban future.

For more information about MIPIM 2024 https://www.mipim.com/  and the Global ESG Awards, please visit https://globalesgawards.com/