Construction Climate Talks Episode 6 focuses on How to Redefine Value
The first five episodes in the Construction Climate Talks series have looked at sustainable development in the construction industry and the concept of green buildings. In the sixth film, released today, Roland Hunziker, Director of the Sustainable Buildings and Cities programme at the WBCSD*, talks about how to redefine value and get businesses to understand how to drive sustainable outcomes.
Since November 2015, the web TV series Construction Climate Talks has aired five episodes. Among others, one of the most notable advocates of sustainable development, Professor Johan Rockström, (https://youtu.be/cc6WCqUwhDw) has participated. The sixth instalment of Construction Climate Talks sees Roland Hunziker, Director of the Sustainable Buildings and Cities programme at the WBCSD. He leads the Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Zero Emissions Cities projects and manages the council’s relationships with key city networks and stakeholders. In his talk he addresses if there is a way to integrate other issues in businesses than financially driven ones.
“I think businesses need to get more comfortable in collaboration to really understand how to drive sustainable outcomes. The construction sector is particular because it is so fragmented with very local and many small players, so the collaborative pieces are very important in this sector. What we can do at a global level is to try to develop a better understanding of a green language so that we really can impact the supply chain. By simplicity we can really make the business care for using common language and common metrics etcetera that will help us towards sustainable outcomes,” says Roland Hunziker.
Initiator of the web TV series is the Construction Climate Challenge Initiative, hosted by Volvo CE. “We want to promote sustainability throughout the entire construction industry,“ says Niklas Nillroth, Vice President, Environment & Sustainability at Volvo Construction Equipment. “We are hopeful that our film series will work as a contributing factor in the matter of making people aware and to enhance cross-sector collaboration throughout the construction industry value chain“.
*) WBCSD – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development
The Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) is an initiative hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment to promote sustainability throughout the entire construction industry value chain and provide funding for environmental research. The Construction Climate Challenge is part of the Volvo CE commitment to WWF´s Climate Savers Program.