DGBW: ‘Made in Holland’ - An international perspective on a green future

During the Dutch Green Building Week Arjen de Snoo from DLA Piper engaged in a round table session with Edwin de Kuiper, Martin Haller, Bahar Celik and Arthur van Kooij about the international perspective on a green future. 

Watch the broadcast: ‘Made in Holland’ - An international perspective on a green future​​​​


One of the important questions during the session was ‘how important is sustainability for companies?’ Bahar Celik states that for companies first it was nice to be sustainable, nowadays it is a must-have. There is a growing interest on sustainable and environmental issues. Research shows that the importance of sustainability for real estate investors differs per country (see screenshot) 


According to the invited parties the motivation to make a change for a better world differs per county and has varies aspects (for example biodiversity, waste, energy, health and wellbeing, etc.). This is one of the reasons why everybody is trying to solve a worldwide problem on a local scale. Communication, transparency and cooperation between countries and companies is crucial to prevent or mitigate the consequence. 


At this moment companies are not where they should be on a sustainable level, the changes that need to be made are big and don’t happen overnight. But we are on the right track. Edwin de Kuiper states “it is a process and transition that takes time and effort but is worth making because we need to take care of the world we live in”.

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