Top building material executive urges building resilience in sustainability standards

A meeting of 1,000 business executives at the recent Rio+20 environmental conference featured a passionate plea to include building resilience in efforts to boost sustainability.

June 28, 2012 |

A meeting of 1,000 business executives at the recent Rio+20 environmental conference featured a passionate plea to include building resilience in efforts to boost sustainability.

“Urbanization investment over the next 20 to 30 years will exceed all such investment made so far in human history,” said a CEO of a large cement manufacturer. “It’s very important that this investment be resilient so we don't have to build twice,” he said.

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