WorldGBC Global Update: October 2013

Get the Details of Our Exciting Congress Line Up!

Are you joining us in Cape Town? Congress 2013 is nearly here! Check out the latest programme – we have an exciting range of speakers and workshops in store for you, and lots of great events and networking opportunities.  Full details of the Members' Day programme, our GBC University workshops, and all of the social celebrations are now up on our website.

A New Era In Building Partnerships

Download our new report! Sustainability is one of the global ‘mega-trends’ requiring new ways of thinking to meet the challenges ahead. New forms of collaboration between NGOs, the public sector and industry are starting to take shape. How can your GBC take part in this partnerships revolution? Our new report, A New Era in Building Partnerships, presents case studies of innovative collaboration from around the world, and distils this learning into ‘Key Principles for Collaborative Policy-Making’.

Business Case for Green Building Available in Chinese and Spanish

Our comprehensive report on the business case for green building has now been released in Chinese and Spanish translations!  Thanks to the China GBC and the Chile GBC, you can now download The Business Case for Green Building: A Review of the Costs and Benefits for Developers, Investors and Occupants in these languages.  This report highlights the compelling benefits of building green and outlines how to seize the opportunities offered by green buildings. Download here.  

How Did You Celebrate World Green Building Week?

This year's World Green Building Week was the biggest yet. Green Building Councils around the world held more than 220 events, ran campaigns and celebrated World Green Building Week under the theme: 'Greener Buildings, Better Places, Healthier People'. Check out our calendar of events, and don't forget to download our WGBWeek fact sheets. The next WGBWeek will be held from 22 to 26 September 2014 – how will you celebrate?

Save the Date! 2013 WorldGBC and Lend Lease VIP Welcome Reception

The World Green Building Council and Lend Lease are delighted to bring you the 2013 VIP Welcome Reception at Greenbuild Philadelphia this year. Save the date for the night of Tuesday 19 November 2013.  The event celebrates partnerships, and the World Green Building Council is excited to be working again with Lend Lease to hold this fantastic networking opportunity for leaders of industry, green building councils and government. More information.

EcoDistricts Summit

Join EcoDistricts in Boston, 12 to 14 November for their 2013 Summit on sustainable urban development. The Summit will feature the inspiring keynote speaker Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer for Walgreens, as well as engaging educational sessions, a “Block Party” at Artists for Humanity’s EpiCenter, tours of Boston’s emerging ecodistricts, a research symposium, and more.

SB14: Call for Papers

Are we moving as quickly as we should? It's up to us! That's the theme of the SB14 Conference to be held in Barcelona next year, which is now calling for papers. WorldGBC is an event partner, so please distribute the call for papers to your network and help make the event a success. More information.

And don't forget to check out our People Profiles  meet and learn from members of our GBC network!

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