September 18, 2020
LET US INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR NEXT FOUR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS!
Marcene Mitchell is Global Head, Strategy and Business Development at International Finance Corporation (IFC) | World Bank Group. Marcene has more than 25 years of experience in international finance. At the IFC she is responsible for growing investments in sustainable business with an emphasis on renewable power, industrial energy efficiency, green buildings, electric vehicles, climate-smart agriculture and bioenergy.
Marcene believes that “innovation in financing can help scale green construction practices leading to greater energy efficiency, cost savings and a healthier, more resilient built environment”. At BEYOND 2020 she will share her insights and recommendations on the matter in her speech “The role of green financing in transitioning towards sustainable built environment”. Join us on 4th November, if you want to learn more!
Cristina Gamboa is CEO at World Green Building Council. She is very passionate about promoting green buildings and cities as one of the most effective solutions to climate change and a means to deliver social justice. Her broad expertise covers the fields of economic research, journalism and international affairs.
Cristina believes that “it is time for a peace treaty with nature. We envision a future where the built environment not only does less harm, but actively regenerates our planet, climate, and human health, and offers the highest wellbeing and quality of life to all”. In her speech ”Global outlook for the building sector until 2030 with sustainability in mind” Cristina will talk about her vision for transitioning the global built environment in line with the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). Join us for her speech on 4th November!
Björn Johansson is Global Environmental Manager at Bona, a family-owned and sustainably-driven company that supplies products for installing, renovating, maintaining, and restoring premium floors. In his role at Bona, Björn is responsible for strategic oversight of Bona’s environmental and sustainability programs, as well as regulatory affairs.
As Björn points out, “in Sweden alone 25 million square meters of hardwood and resilient flooring are replaced every year. Refinishing rather than replacing and disposing of flooring material can reduce the carbon footprint by more than 78%, making a significant impact on our global sustainability goals.” Björn will share more details about the scientifically proved advantages of Bona’s solutions in his speech “Sustainable floor transformation – Floor renovation is the sustainable choice”. Join us on 4th November to find out more!
Lena Hök is Senior Vice President Green & Community Investment at Skanska. She has 20 years of experience implementing and evaluate sustainability performance in corporations and has worked with a broad range of industries, including finance, insurance, energy, retail, transports, real estate, hotels and fast-moving consumer goods.
“While we focus on fighting the pandemic, this is also our opportunity to simultaneously work on the transition towards a more sustainable way of living. The construction industry has a major role to play here. Responsible for 40 percent of the world’s total carbon dioxide emissions, there is a strong will to raise the ambition in our work towards a green transition for the industry”.
In her speech on “Reinventing the construction game” Lena will share how Skanska plans to lead the way in this transformation, among others through innovative collaborations and new partnerships across industry boundaries. As she points out, “there is an advantage to be gained from those who dare to challenge the existing ways of working”. Make sure not to miss her speech on 4th November!
We look forward to meeting you at BEYOND 2020 online conference.
/BEYOND 2020 Organising Committee