For this 9th season of the Urban Chronicles™, we invite you to learn more about the value in use for commercial buildings. In a context of environmental, energy and societal transitions, digital transformations and new lifestyles, this data has become decisive in the real estate sector.
Before giving the floor to actors in our ecosystem who integrate use value into the way projects and actions are thought, let’s come back to this notion together.
This week in Urban Chronicles™, we discussed with Jean-Yves Pignal, General Manager of OGIC Grands Projets & Innovations within the OGIC Group, a real estate developer mainly active in the Île-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the PACA region.
OGIC Grands Projets et Innovations implements the Group’s ambitions in terms of sustainability and well-being for large, innovative mixed projects, either through techniques or methods implemented.
Urban ChroniclesTM invites you to learn more about GECINA’s CSR strategy through an interview with Sabine Desnault, Executive Director of R&D, Innovation and CSR at GECINA Group.
Gecina Group is a French real estate company that owns and manages residential and office buildings (97% in the Parisian region). Gecina has recently renewed its visual identity launching YouFirst, to align sustainable innovation at the heart of its business and anticipate its customers’ expectations through high-quality services.
This edition of Urban Chronicles™ focuses on the Grand Paris area. We interviewed Jonathan Sebbane, Managing Director of the Sogaris Group, expert on urban logistics. With Jonathan Sebbane, we discussed the Group’s development strategy to offer services that are perfectly aligned with the needs of the city’s stakeholders and the territory’s ambitions in terms of environmental excellence.
Dive into the heart of Parisian logistics and read about
delivery platforms adapted to autonomous electric vehicles,
transformation of underground parking into service and storage centres,
dedicated delivery platforms to help reduce city pollution.
The French Social Security Institution (in French: Sécurité Sociale) is divided into five branches: Disease, Accidents at Work, Family, Retirement, and Contributions. Within the Social Security institution, the Union of Social Security Branches or UCANSS (in French: Union des Caisses Nationales de Sécurité sociale) is entrusted by the national branches with missions on matters relating to the working conditions of the organizations’ personnel or on any subject of operation of organizations of common interest, particularly for real estate transactions.
The Sustainability and Real Estate Department of the UCANSS ensures the overall asset management and the safety of their real estate operations (approximately 4.5 million m², only tertiary), both on the budgetary, regulatory and legal aspects. Within this department, Dominique Conti is in charge of the real estate operations department.
Nowadays, companies, local authorities and States commit to ambitious objectives and policies in order to achieve sustainability results in the field. To ensure that CSR and sustainablity policies do not only remain a list of objectives but find their reality in the commitment of all teams; stakeholders must promote and maintain awareness and engagement:
For this last episode of the 5th season of Urban Chronicles “CSR & Real Estate”, we met with Eric Groven,Real Estate Director of the French Networks, Société Générale and Chairman of SOGEPROM, as well as Sponsor of the Greater Paris urban development programme, and Christophe Dumas, CEO of the start-up LaVilleE+, resulting from Société Générale Group’s internal startup creation programme.
During this interview, we discussed Société Générale’s ambitions in terms of responsible finance and their vision for the sustainable and agile city of tomorrow, commitments shared by Green Soluce. Also, discover how the startup LaVilleE+ wishes to become a reference partner for Société Générale and its customers.
“Our vision of the city of tomorrow is a dense city with a lot of proximity and diversity, which responds to the challenge of low carbon.”
For episode 8 of Season 5 of Urban Chronicles™ on the theme “CSR & Real Estate”, Urban Chronicles™ interviewed exclusively Eléonore Devaud, CSR Director of Altarea Cogedim. Urban renewal in dense areas, certification as an awareness-raising tool or levers for reducing carbon footprints, discover this week the challenges at the heart of Altarea Cogedim’s CSR approach.
For the second exclusive interview of this Season 5 on the theme “CSR & Real Estate”, Urban Chronicles™ interviewed Valérie de Robillard, Nexity’s CSR Director. Social commitment, reduction of the carbon footprint and establishment of the stakeholder committee, this meeting was an opportunity to discuss the topics at the heart of Nexity’s CSR approach. Let’s come back together on the highlights of this exchange!