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Retrofit Meets: Finance

Wed 20 Sep 2023, 6-7.30pm

Retrofit Meets is an in-person series of panel events that connects people through themes and topics relevant to the deep retrofit of homes at scale. Produced as part of Retrofit 23 and taking place on Wednesday evenings at the Building Centre, this series showcases research and ideas on the residential retrofit challenge. The panels feature guest speakers presenting a project or provocation, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Join us for these thought-provoking sessions and meet and share with others involved in the retrofit puzzle.

This session provides insight into financial opportunities and constraints surrounding Retrofit. Three speakers from the built environment financial sector will present on how  financial approaches will be key to unlocking retrofit at scale.

The session is chaired by Sneha Yadav who is is the International Head of Green Finance at Positive Money. Sneha contributes to the discussion on how residential retrofitting can bring about economic, social, and environmental benefits. The panel then convene and take questions from the audience.

  • Raj Kalia, Co-lead of capital and investments at Dark Matter Labs
  • Karen Klomp – associate director, sustainability, at Turner & Townsend
  • Arthur Kay at Skyroom – How to pay for it

Karen Klomp is the associate director, sustainability, at Turner & Townsend, a global consultancy business serving clients in the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

Arthur Kay is the founder and CEO of Skyroom, an award-winning urban development company. Arthur will be talking through how to pay for retrofit exploring funding models, case studies, challenges.

Raj is co-lead of Capital and Investments at Dark Matter Labs, and works across different sectors and cities to develop the financial instruments and mechanisms that are needed to build the novel infrastructures required for our cities in the 21st century. 


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