Wednesday 21 April, 18:15 – 19:00 CEST (12:15 – 13:00 EDT)

Managing corporate real estate assets to reach sustainability goals

Many WBCSD member companies are leading the way in reshaping how they use their corporate real estate assets (offices, logistics centers, factories, etc.) to reach their sustainability goals. The Covid-19 pandemic accentuates the urgency to address how corporations are using their space and how they can do so with minimized environmental impact, offering safety and well-being to their employees.

This session will provide insights and best practice examples from WBCSD members on how they rethink their corporate assets, whether rented or owned, and how in doing so, they create demand-side signals for more sustainable real estate. This is critical to change the built environment, which is responsible for 40% of global GHG emissions and 40% of total global resource use.

The session will also explore the merits of creating a network of Corporate Real Estate directors in WBCSD as a Forum for learning and exchange to help companies become more sustainable and reach their net zero targets.


  • Paul Bosworthm, Manager, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC
  • Martin Coonen, Global Head of RE Construction Projects & RE-BP Integrated Supply Chain, Royal Philips N.V.
  • Ralph di Nola, CEO, New Building Institute (NBI) 
  • Niels van Geenhuizen, Business Lead Sustainable Built Environment, Arcadis 

21 April, Day Three - Americas (repeat): All sessions and Overview agenda

17:15 – 18:00 CEST / Global Network meeting

Wednesday 21 April, 17:15 - 18:00 CEST (11:15 – 12:00 EDT) Global Network meeting The WBCSD’s Global Network is an alliance of more than 60 CEO-led business organizations worldwide. The Network, encompassing some 5,000 companies, is united by a shared commitment to...

18:15 – 19:00 CEST / Corporate investment in nature and Net-zero

Wednesday 21 April, 18:15 - 19:00 CEST (12:15 – 13:00 EDT) Corporate investment in nature and Net-zero Business is critical to catalyzing the investments in nature required to meet Paris Agreement targets whilst simultaneously transitioning to net-zero pathways...

19:15 – 20:00 CEST / Financing food system transformation

Wednesday 21 April, 19:15 - 20:00 CEST (13:15 – 14:00 EDT) Financing food system transformation We will not see food system transformation until the economics add up- when doing the right thing for business equates to doing the right thing for society. Fortunately,...

19:15 – 20:00 CEST / Circular Electronics Partnership

Wednesday 21 April, 19:15 - 20:00 CEST (13:15 – 14:00 EDT) Circular Electronics Partnership According to the Global E-waste Monitor 2017, in one year, a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste are generated. Of this total amount, 40 million tonnes of e-waste...

19:15 – 20:00 CEST / Implementing TCFD recommendations

Wednesday 21 April, 19:15 - 20:00 CEST (13:15 – 14:00 EDT) Implementing TCFD recommendations To bring climate risks and resilience into the heart of financial decision-making, climate disclosure must become comprehensive, climate risk management must be transformed,...