Second Edition of the Sustainability for Business Forum 2018
On May 24th, 2018, took place the Second Edition of the
For this second edition, as an active member of the Multi-Chamber Sustainability Committee, Green Building Consulting & Engineering co-organized the event and organized the Sustainability in the hospitality industry track, the Sustainable Value Chain track and the Green tech and smart buildings track.
As a speaker in the Sustainability in the hospitality industry track, Armelle Le Bihan demonstrated how hotels can integrate step by step sustainability within their facilities, covering engineering, operations to corporate policies. To support this roadmap, she was joined by Technic Electrical Engineering on energy saving in air conditioning solutions and Soneva Kiri, leader in Barefoot luxury.
The Green tech and smart buildings track explored how technology brings solutions to the sustainable building industry. Those solutions drive buildings and cities to solve global issues such as climate change and transition to a greener economy, by improving indoor environment and productivity within offices, and life quality with green materials and natural resources.
In addition, the forum was a great opportunity to listen and learn from exciting projects and both social and environmental sustainable initiatives. It was interesting to see different approaches within the same topic. For instance, within the Sustainable Value Chain track, we learned how introducing insects into the food chain participated to a greener supply chain. Also, the display of collaboration between companies highlighted how they transformed waste to energy or helped local farmers to improve agricultural processes and participate to a more sustainable environment.
Furthermore, the event focused on social initiatives, through the Impactful Investment in societies track, which showcased how companies can make a difference through mentorship and investments to create meaningful change in society. Regarding the Wellbeing and diversity in the workplace track, businesses demonstrated they accelerate productivity by creating the right atmosphere at work.
With a total of 40 companies from various industries such as hospitality, energy, building materials, IT and supply chain the event gathered more than 200 participants.
Following up on the success of the two first editions, we will be organizing the third one next year, so stay tuned for upcoming announcements!
To learn more about this event, please visit the official website.