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Michael Brooks is the Chief Executive Officer of REALPAC, the senior Canadian trade association for large public, private and institutional investment real estate companies. Members of REALPAC have about US $1 trillion under management globally and represent the Canadian investment real estate industry in government relations, public relations and standard setting, and notably ESG issues, carbon and energy reduction initiatives since 2006.

Michael has led many standards and best practice initiatives throughout his career particularly on sustainability and ESG, including the first corporate social responsibility guidelines in North America for commercial real estate companies, the first Green Lease in North America, and the first target for energy use in commercial buildings.

Internationally, Michael was part of a special small multi-country global group of experts that developed the Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement (CRESS) for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and was part of a group that developed the special rules for REITs with the OECD. Michael has also been a special advisor to the United Nations Finance Initiative Property Working Group.