Get to know 2022 Board Nominee Erik Moore

Erik Moore is a Senior Sustainability Manager of AMP Capital

View Erik Moore's LinkedIn profile here.

 

Strategy and Governance Experience:

"My role at AMP Capital is the oversight on implementing the Ambitions 2030 Strategy and it's twelve pillars relating to Environmental Social and Governance outcomes. 

I work closely with peak industry bodies in Real Estate and Investing to better understanding of emerging material issues for the industry and best in class approaches to these issues. 

A key component of this is the development of operational, capital, and governance budgets associated with these targets which requires the strategic identification of implementation steps often relating to measurement, planning, implementation and review. Each of these stages requires development of budgets in partnership with key stakeholders often working to demonstrate the opportunities and benefits to the business. I work with key internal stakeholders to build consensus and ultimately approval of operational and capital works budgets in achieving better ESG outcomes. 

A recent example of this would be the implementation of 100% renewable electricity across the AMP Capital managed portfolio, an issue that is material to our investors, and through strategic procurement has been achieved at costs below costs in past years.  This will see the platform achieving our Net Zero targets against Scope 1 & 2 emissions 7 years ahead of the targeted date of 2030 and required the consensus across a range of property funds where I negotiated with the fund managers to address their requirements.  

Another example is the emerging issues around climate adaptation and the drive for financial reporting on issues around this through the TCFD (Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosure) framework. I have worked with the internal teams to avoid the risk of stranded assets where we have developed a Climate Value at Risk (CVaR) tool. This tool allows strategic assessment of capital investment helping to support the strategic targets of the fund and retention of asset value.
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Career history demonstrating experience and insight that you will bring to the leadership of APHA

"I am a participant in the Australian Institute of Company Directors courses.
 
I am responsible for reporting on Sustainability to the AMP Capital Real Estate quarterly board meetings. These meetings provide a platform for the senior executives to understand progress on material issues to the Real Estate platform. My role includes updates on the  implementation of our 2030 sustainability strategy along with highlighting emerging issues that present an opportunity or risk to the platform. Through this process I am familiar with the structure, timing and governance of these meetings along with key considerations that a board needs to be made aware of. 

I participate in a range of industry groups and committee's including the PCA's and the PCNZ's National Sustainability Roundtable's made up of executive level sustainability leaders across the industry and allows me insight into emerging issues along with cross peer considerations to the issue which will aid me in understanding investor and marketing opportunities for APHA and potential legislative changes proposed that may impact the building industry.
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Please provide an example to demonstrate your strength as an influential leader that is able to drive change and outcomes? 

"Maintaining honesty, integrity and ensuring equality in outcomes are qualities I deeply value and embed in my work. I work collegially to gather opinion and perspective in a supportive environment where I'm flexible in my perspective and happy to have alternatives presented to me.  However, I also believe that clarity in message and rational is critical for directing efforts in an agreed and coordinated way, where I have a strong vision and rational in the targets I set.

I actively encourage diversity in all its forms, which I believe is critical in achieving robust perspective. My supportive and open demeanour has meant I have strong support from the teams that I build, my peers and senior stakeholders who appreciate my expertise on sustainability in the built environment.

In time recently leading an engineering consultancy team, I identified a range of issues that were leading to poor staff retention which was leading to poor work quality and dissatisfied clients. I worked with a range of stakeholders internally and externally to develop an 24-month program to improve key performance indicators across the business. The plan identified short-, medium- and long-term actions within the organisation and identified longer term mega trends across the industry allowing the company to stabilise in the short-term, train and market in the medium-term and look toward growth in emerging areas of the future. The plans implementation saw an immediate improvement of staff morale, client acknowledgement that the company was actively working to improve performance helping to stabilise and set a trajectory for the business to grow from.”

Why does this opportunity attract you? 

"I'm interested in gaining more experience within a board role and the provision of strategic guidance. 

I believe there's some significant opportunities for APHA to gaining further recognition in Australia as a methodology / assessment process that achieves higher quality outcomes for people (healthy spaces) and the environment (energy and carbon). 

I believe that the next step in creating higher performance in much of our building stock is air tightness and that if this is not undertaken correctly, there is significant risk to human health, and the protection of building fabric."

Please list any prior association committee or board experience or anything else you would like to add. 

  • CIBSE NSW Committee member
  • PCA National Sustainability Roundtable member
  • PCNZ Founding member of Sustainability Roundtable
  • IGCC participating member
  • BBP Resilience, and Circular Economy working group, and 
  • Airah Building Physics STG member
  • GBCA Resilience Expert Reference Panel

 

Which role are you applying for? 

General Board Member

 

The building industry accounts for almost 40% of all global carbon emissions worldwide. The buildings we design today will still be operational by 2050. Reaching net zero will require huge changes to our houses, offices, and schools and the way we live in them. 


The building industry accounts for almost 40% of all global carbon emissions worldwide. The buildings we design today will still be operational by 2050. Reaching net zero will require huge changes to our houses, offices, and schools and the way we live in them.