People are a key asset of any organisation and people cost typically accounts for 90% of business operating costs, so even a 1% improvement in productivity can have a major contribution the business’ bottom line and competitiveness. As majority of people spend long hours indoors, more are studying the co-relation of occupant health and wellbeing and the built environment not only as a productivity enhancement tool for companies but also for talent attraction, retention and branding. The World Green Building Council has also produced a report, Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices, demonstrating the growing global momentum behind green buildings that are healthy.
CoreNet Global Singapore Chapter invites you to join us where we look at emerging trends in Corporate Real Estate:
- The emerging trend of companies occupying green
and healthy buildings, what contributed to this trend and the benefits
some companies have enjoyed investing in it.
- What is the co-relation of occupant health and
wellbeing and the built environment?
- How can occupant’s health and wellbeing be
factored in the built environment?
- How has this trend developed in Singapore?
Victoria Gilbert, Vice President, International Well Building Institute
Victoria leads Education and Training for IWBI in Asia, which utilises her extensive international project management experience focused on integrating sustainability and wellness into corporate strategy and workplace design. Most recently, Victoria has been working on introducing the WELL Building Standard to Asia Pacific through leading industry training events and education initiatives, speaking at conferences, and supporting the implementation of WELL projects in the region. Previously, she worked for Haworth in Shanghai running multiple workplace initiatives, including project managing the design and construction of a new HQ showroom — to achieve the first WELL certified space in China, and to achieve both LEEDv4 Gold and RESET certification.
Victoria holds an MSc in Corporate Responsibility and a BA in Geography and Chinese Studies from the University of Nottingham, UK. She speaks conversational Mandarin and has a thorough understanding of building and design, maintaining her WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C and RESET AP credentials
Peidi Chin, Head of Consulting, JLL Singapore
Peidi Chin oversees the Singapore Consulting team, offering expertise in portfolio and workplace strategy.
Her responsibilities include managing the Singapore hub team and leading projects to enhance employee productivity, improve customer experience, reduce occupancy costs and enable business results with change management.
Peidi has worked with both corporate and public sector clients across APAC, formulating new workplace strategies and managing change programmes for agile and M&A projects. Peidi has also performed regional portfolio and metroplan analyses, incorporating realistic occupancy and churn scenarios to prioritise project implementation.
With a diverse background in economics, urban design and business, Peidi has over 10 years’ experience in planning, strategy and change management.
Education and affiliations:
INSEAD, Master of Business Administration
University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign, USA
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Bachelor of Urban Planning and Bachelor of Economics
Simon Wild, Sustainability Director, Integrated Projects
Simon is Sustainability Director at Lendlease working on two of Lendlease’s largest integrated mixed use projects in Asia – Paya Lebar Quarter in Singapore and TRX Lifestyle Quarter in Kuala Lumpur.
Prior to joining Lendlease in October 2014, Simon founded Cundall, a leading sustainability consultancy in the Asia Pacific region. Starting in Sydney in 2003, the business grew to seven offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai, Adelaide, Hong Kong, Perth and Singapore.
Simon has some 20 years’ experience across a wide range of green and energy efficient buildings globally. His Environment and Sustainable Development project direction includes the ground-breaking Rouse Hill Town Centre, 1 Bligh in Sydney, 1 Hyde Park in London and more recently Barangaroo in Sydney.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Science in Building Services from Coventry University.
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