Tour de Suisse on Responsible Business - Accelerating the Transition to Net-Zero Building
Businesses - Drivers for sustainable societies.
Time & Location
10 May 2022, 14:30 – 19:30 CEST
EMPA Dübendorf, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Schweiz
About the event
Global population is on the rise and our future is increasingly urban, with 4 billion people living in cities today, on the way to 6.5 billion by 2050. The race for climate is on to keep our world’s temperature within 1.5°C, for a net-zero future, while at the same time providing affordable and better living for all.
Concrete is the second-most consumed product in the world next to water. Working for a net-zero built environment, many partners play an essential role across a building’s entire life cycle. From architects to city mayors, from building material companies to investors and homeowners - everyone has a stake in building more with less, using low-carbon solutions and extending its life through renovation and recycling.
Join us for an interactive tour and discussion through the future of net-zero building at NEST.
14.30 : Registration
15:00 : Welcome address
Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Holcim
Antonio Hautle, Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein (GCNSL)
15:15 : Tour through Nest
During the tour through NEST, we will have the opportunity to learn more about the most exciting new developments in construction, from waste recovery to low-emissions building. For example, Urban Mining and Recycling concepts are adopting a responsible approach to natural resource management. And the HiLo (High Performance, Low Emissions) Unit demonstrates how attractive and innovative architecture can be combined with a low-carbon pathway, for example through a new innovative and lightweight floor system, which features a CO2 footprint reduction of up to 80%.
16:15 : Coffee and welcome guests panel discussion
16:45 : Panel Dialogue: Accelerating the transition to net-zero building
- Prof. Dr. Philippe Block, Head Institute of Technology in Architecture, ETH Zürich
- Magali Anderson, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer, Holcim
- Roland Hunziker, Director Built Environment, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
- Sasha Cisar, Senior Sustainability Manager Real Estate, Bank J. Safra Sarasin
with participation of the public and online guests
Moderation: Antonio Hautle, Executive Director UN Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein
18:00 : Apéro riche and Networking during our "Corporate Responsibility speed-datings" with GCNSL, Holcim and other interesting examples
19:30: End of the event
For the tour through NEST, space is limited.
Online participation is open to everyone.