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.
On this episode of Urban ChroniclesTM, we interviewed Virginie Scaglia, Sustainability Manager at HRO Group, on the theme Sustainable Learning and HRO’s ambitions in terms of environmental certification, the consideration of health and well-being issues and their use of the WELL certification.
MIPIM, the must-attend international event for real estate professionals, has just ended in Cannes. It brought together the most influential players in the sector during four intense days of conferences and events, allowing participants to discover major innovative real estate projects and access international sources of capital.
For the 30th edition, the theme “Engaging the Future” was chosen, proposing participants to consider the next 30 years from the perspective of sustainable growth. During this event, the public sought to answer three essential questions:
What are the best strategies for creating long-term value?
What are the alternatives to ensure a better quality of life for all?
What are the most environmentally responsible practices so that existing resources be used more efficiently?
Let’s discover together the highlights of this anniversary edition!
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.
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.
Presenting the elements in an engaging, transparent and convincing way is paramount to support the impact of sustainable development and CSR activities and content. Communications approach also ensures that the information is well chosen and constructed, and reflects the unique personality and position of the organization and its CSR agenda.
Stakholders are at the heart of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and, as individuals and organisations, their interests may be directly or indirectly affected by the activities of a company. As active participants of a company’s economic life, employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders can influence its strategic choices both internally (employees and unions) and externally (associations) or can condition its activities (local communities, local authorities, the State, etc.). The stakeholders of a company are be privileged actors in the participatory governance of a corporation.
The past few years, capital markets greeted green bonds with open arms, while green loans were under-used according to a study of the firm BWB. In 2018, the market expects to see the emergence of green lending with the interesting potential of complementing green bond influence in the development of environmentally-friendly projects, internationally valued since the Paris Agreement in 2015.