WorldGBC Global Update: November 2014

SCI Speaker Series: 100 Resilient Cities

How can we make our cities better at adapting to the shocks and stresses of our world and transforming them into opportunities for growth? 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) is a program dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century.

Join us for an online webinar presentation on Monday 15 December 2014, 4 pm EST, with Byrna Lipper of the Rockefeller Foundation, pioneer of 100RC. This online event is part of our Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) Speaker Series. All GBCs and their members are welcome to attend. Find out more or register now.

TED Talk: Design with Benefit

Urban architect Alejandro Aravena believes that the more complex the design challenge, the greater the need for simplicity. He shares three success stories about his innovations in this inspiring TED Talk. A 2014 recipient of a WorldGBC Chairman's Award, Alejandro's work is an example of true people-led sustainability in action. Watch.

Resilient Cities: Call for Contributions

Resilient Cities: The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation is a yearly global platform to address urban resilience and climate change adaptation. The call for contributions for this congress, to be held in Bonn from 8 to 10 June 2015, closes 1 December. Learn more.

GRESB Merges with GBCI

GRESB, an assessment tool to measure the sustainability of real estate portfolios and funds, has merged with GBCI, the certification body for a number of global rating systems, including LEED. What does this mean for GBCs? Read more about the merger or read a letter to GBCs from Rick Fedrizzi.


Stakeholder Views Give Policy Insight

The European Commission’s recent communication on building resource efficiency contains the first major proposals to move the EU buildings agenda beyond energy performance towards a wider range of lifecycle impacts. Our Stakeholder Views provide insights from those engaged with this new policy. Download here.

WorldGBC CEO to Step Down

WorldGBC has announced that Chief Executive Officer, Jane Henley, will step down from the role in March 2015. Jane has been CEO of the organization since 2010, and WorldGBC Chair, Bruce Kerswill, praised Jane’s contribution over the past four years. Read more.

Sustainable Innovation Forum

The fifth Sustainable Innovation Forum brings together world leaders, CEOs, investors and industry experts to share ideas, accelerate innovative climate change solutions, and increase sustainable development. Organised by Climate Action in partnership with UNEP, it will be held on December 9 in Lima alongside UNFCCC COP20. Register and find out more.


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