Wednesday 21 April, 11:15 – 12:00 CEST

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.

Speakers:

  • Nazly Asadollahpour, Sustainability Lead, Majid Al Futtaim Holding LLC
  • Martin Coonen, Global Head of RE Construction Projects & RE-BP Integrated Supply Chain, Royal Philips N.V.
  • Elaine O’Brian, Initiatives & Ops Lead, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships, SwissRe
  • Johan Ohlsson, Facility Management Manager, Group Real Estate, Ingka Group
  • Niels van Geenhuizen, Business Lead Sustainable Built Environment, Arcadis 

21 April, Day Three - EMEA & Asia: Sessions and Overview agenda​​

10:15 – 11:00 CEST / Global Network meeting

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10:15 – 11:00 CEST / Sustainable Business in a transforming Asia

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11:15 – 12:00 CEST / Corporate investment in nature and Net-zero

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12:15 – 13:00 CEST / Financing food system transformation

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12:15 – 13:00 CEST / Circular Electronics Partnership

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12:15 – 13:00 CEST / Implementing TCFD recommendations

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