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MIPIM 2023: GlobalABC's engagement in the "Road to Zero" Stage


Established in 1990, MIPIM (Marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier) is a 4-day real estate event to meet the most influential players from all sectors of the international real estate industry. MIPIM brings the entire value chain together and gives unrivalled access to the greatest number of development projects and sources of capital worldwide.

This year, MIPIM is offering for the first time a conference stage on the low-carbon transition of real estate - "Road to Zero" stage, which will be located in the centre of the exhibition (RTZ area of 400m²). 

Built in partnership with ULI, the Road to Zero Stage will cover the following topic:

  • Accelerating progress to a net zero carbon future
  • The latest trends in technology to accelerate to net zero
  • Connecting occupiers and landlord to decarbonise
  • Investment leadership
  • Building the business case for decarbonisation of real estate
  • How to establish a fair and just net zero transition

ULI has partnered with the WorldGBC and WBCSD to define the content of the "Road to Zero" stage. Together with ULI, WorldGBC and WBCSD, as well as other members of the BuildingToCOP Coalition, the GlobalABC is actively engaged in the content development of the "Road to Zero" stage programme.


Programme of the "Road to Zero" stage

Tuesday 14 march

Confirmed Panelists

14:00 - 15:00

Accelerating the progress to a net zero carbon future

Real estate needs to achieve net zero operational carbon by 2030 and net zero embodied carbon by 2050. What are the net zero legislative and technological trends and innovations regionally and globally? In this session front-runners will share their experiences in developing effective decarbonization strategies to build long-term value for different stakeholders. 

Lisette van Doorn, ULI (keynote)
Roland Hunziker, WBCSD (moderator)
Ben Bannatyne, Prologis
Sam Pickering, Incendium Consulting
Helene Chartier, C40
Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała, Gydnia

16:15 - 17:15

International cooperation for sustainable buildings: A strong driver for an emerging market

Global Alliance Buildings and Construction, Buildings Breakthrough, Programme for Energy Efficiency

Yves-Laurent Sapoval, Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France

Roland Hunziker, WBCSD

Nora Steurer, GlobalABC/UNEP

Isabel Geppert, PEEB

Régis Meyer, Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France

Wednesday 15 march


09:45 - 10:45

Building the business case for decarbonisation of real estate

While the climate emergency leads the impetus towards net zero, how can the business case speed up retrofitting within the industry? This session will incorporate the ULI valuation work. 

Cristina Gamboa, WorldGBC (moderator)
Karl Downey, SBTi

11:30 - 12:30

Connecting occupiers and landlord to decarbonise

While occupiers and landlords having common goals on sustainability, what solutions and innovation can we harness to get the two parties to work together more closely on the topic?

Katherine Lang, Baker McKenzie

14:00 - 15:00

Harnessing innovation to accelerate to net zero

Technology needs to be a leading player in our journey to net zero. What innovation is in place to support the transition for new building and retrofitting and how can we speed up bringing technology solutions to market?

Brad Dockser, Green Generation (moderator)
Manish Kumar, Schneider Electric
Maureen Waters, MetaProp

Thursday 16 march


09:45 - 10:45

How to establish a fair and just net zero transition?

If we don’t carefully address the issues of retrofitting to avoid stranded assets, social equality and affordability of our cities is at risk. In this session, we look at solutions and approaches to ensure a just transition.

Martyn Link, Resilience First (moderator)
Hanane El Hayek, Alliance HQE
Marek Sacha, BuildingMinds
Alice Charles, Arup

11:30 - 12:30

Building investment leadership for change

To effect change, we need collaboration across the investment industry. How can we unite industry players to speed up and scale up decarbonisation, influence change across the value chain and lead on emerging topics such as carbon pricing?

Hugh Garnett, IIGCC (moderator)
Aleksandra Njagulj, DWS
Tess Pula, Macquarie Asset Management

14:00 - 15:00

Net zero and then?

Beyond net zero, is the regenerative business model. We look at what business should be aiming for including a nature positive approach and circularity.

Amanda Sturgeon, Built By Nature (moderator)
Emily Hamilton, Savills Investment Management
Daniele Russolillo, Planet Smart City
Rasmus Juul-Nyholm, Home.Earth
Selina Mason, Lendlease Europe
15:45 - 16:45

Partner Session - PwC



Stay tuned for more information!