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Incorporating CSR and Innovation at the heart of Corporate strategy : Interview of Flore JACHIMOWICZ, member of the Executive Committee at Icade, in charge of CSR and Innovation

Urban Chronicles™ met with Flore Jachimowicz, member of the Executive Committee at Icade, in charge of CSR and Innovation. How does Icade combine CSR and innovation within its direction? As a leader in sustainability, what vision is driving the development of the group’s CSR and Innovation strategy? What challenges does Icade face? What changes does Icade anticipate as a result of the Covid-19 health crisis? Find out the answer to these questions in this interview.

Green SoluceIncorporating CSR and Innovation at the heart of Corporate strategy : Interview of Flore JACHIMOWICZ, member of the Executive Committee at Icade, in charge of CSR and Innovation
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Using biomimicry to reform urban infrastructures

Much of today’s energy and water infrastructure systems come from the industrial revolution era. Their designs responded to the challenges faced by this era. Nowadays, as we try to create more sustainable and resilient cities, these designs are no longer appropriate.

In order to reform these infrastructures, architects and designers have started looking into biomimicry. The innovation method derives inspiration through the study of natural designs, systems and processes to resolve human problems. It studies how nature solves problems, to explore solutions and new directions for our built environments.


Green SoluceUsing biomimicry to reform urban infrastructures
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3 reasons to adopt co-construction in order to speed up the implementation of your post covid-19 strategy

In an article published last March in the Financial Times, the writer Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestseller Sapiens, explained that in the face of the global covid-19 crisis “we absolutely need a spirit of international cooperation and trust”. Although, from his point of view, this cooperation needs to take place between states while opposing a nationalist isolation at Green Soluce, we are convinced that this collaborative spirit must be embodied in all innovation projects involving real estate and the city.

This week, (re)discover the collaboration strategies that we have identified, designed and developed for real estate and city actors.

Green Soluce3 reasons to adopt co-construction in order to speed up the implementation of your post covid-19 strategy
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Perspectives of the “décret tertiaire” in the energy transition strategy: Interview of Fabrice Doiteaux, office assets director at Sofidy

Urban Chronicles™ meets Fabrice Doiteaux, office assets director at SOFIDY. What perspective will the “décret tertiaire” bring to the energy transition strategy? The “décret tertiaire” (or tertiary decree in english) that became effective in France in 2019 requires tertiary buildings to reduce their energy consumption by 40% by 2030 (compared to 2010). How will the dialogue between landlords and tenants be articulated? What are the opportunities offered by the “décret tertiaire”? Find out the answers to these questions in this dedicated interview.

Green SolucePerspectives of the “décret tertiaire” in the energy transition strategy: Interview of Fabrice Doiteaux, office assets director at Sofidy

The business case of circular economy in the built environment: an exchange with Olivia Finch (Portfolio Manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

This week, Urban Chronicleshas met Olivia Finch, portfolio manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. In this interview, Olivia shared with us the results of the report Realising the value of circular economy in real estate, achieved and published in February 2020 by the Foundation and the consultancy firm Arup. What is the business case of circular real estate models? What are the sources of lost value in linear models? How can circular models enable to recover this lost value in order to create financial opportunities? Discover more in this article!

Green SoluceThe business case of circular economy in the built environment: an exchange with Olivia Finch (Portfolio Manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
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“The most important aspect in the implementation of the SRI label is the consideration of all aspects of sustainable development: environmental, social and societal.”

This week, find in Urban Chronicles™ an interview with Vincent Mahé, President of AMPERE Gestion and Secretary General of CDC Habitat, in order to present his vision on the upcoming release of the real estate SRI label.
 

Green Soluce“The most important aspect in the implementation of the SRI label is the consideration of all aspects of sustainable development: environmental, social and societal.”
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Designing Cradle to Cradle buildings: an exchange with Dr. Michael Braungart (founder of EPEA Internationale)

This week, Urban ChroniclesTM has met Professor Dr. Michael Braungart, German chemist, pioneer of the circular economy in the 1970s and one of the two founders of Cradle to Cradle, along with the American architect William McDonough.

Green SoluceDesigning Cradle to Cradle buildings: an exchange with Dr. Michael Braungart (founder of EPEA Internationale)
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“The interest of the SRI label is also to be able to offer investors and insurers an SRI choice for real estate funds.”

This week, find in Urban Chronicles™ Primonial REIM’s vision on the upcoming release of the SRI label for real estate through an interview with Daniel While, Head of Research and Strategy, and Guillaume Regert, Head of Technical Asset Manager.

Green Soluce“The interest of the SRI label is also to be able to offer investors and insurers an SRI choice for real estate funds.”
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What are the challenges for the circular economy in the construction sector? Meeting with Antoine Desbarrières, Director of the Alliance HQE-GBC

Urban Chronicles™ by Green Soluce launches a series of interviews and articles dedicated to the circular economy in the face of urban and real estate challenges.

This week, meeting (remotely!) with Antoine Desbarrières, President of the certifying body CERQUAL Qualitel Certification and administrator of the Alliance HQE-GBC, a public utility association that federates building and development professionals around the ecological transition. Antoine Desbarrières led the working groups organized by the Alliance HQE-GBC that led to the development of a Framework for defining the circular economy in the building industry in 2018.

A look back at this initiative, and the major challenges of the circular economy for the building sector, from synergies with certifications to carbon impact and economic benefits for the sector!

Green SoluceWhat are the challenges for the circular economy in the construction sector? Meeting with Antoine Desbarrières, Director of the Alliance HQE-GBC
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