GVis: Building CSR

Taking the Corporate Social responsibility discussion global and building on the success of its earlier seminar, Be2camp supported a web-enabled Building CSR conference, on 5 July 2012, hosted by Leeds Metropolitan's Centre for Knowledge Exchange and supported by the Construction Sector Network.


  • Discovered the lessons learnt on the Living Building Challenge.
  • Understood the relationship between Building Performance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Participated in two hands-on expert roundtables of their choice on
    • CSR Reporting
    • Emerging trends in CSR
    • Sustainable supply chain management
    • CSR and competitive advantage
  • Experienced a lively Pecha Kucha presentation showcase covering different aspects of CSR in Construction (Building Performance and CSR, Strategic CSR, case studies).


The hashtag for the event was/is #GVis2012

Green Vision at Leeds Metropolitan University is an open Knowledge Exchange Network focusing its 2012 networking series on Building CSR, to drive the sustainability agenda in construction.

There is a storify record of the event here from Martin Brown @fairsnape


The Agenda

13.00 Registration, followed by chairman's welcome

Paula Widdowson (director, CSR-I Ltd)

13.30 Keynote Speaker:
Mel Starrs (Associate Director, PRP Environmental Ltd)
- read her blog post here

13.45 Roundtable Discussion Session A

  • CSR Reporting: A Higher Education Perspective, Mark Warner (Leeds Met Estates)
  • The Living Building Challenge Martin BrownEden Bruckman (Living Building Challenge)
  • Responsible Supply Chain Management, Andy Ainsworth (Room4 Consulting Ltd)
  • CSR and Competitive Edge Pedro Pablo Cardoso-Castro (Leeds Metropolitan University)

14.45 Refreshments Break

15.00 Roundtable Discussion Session B (as above)

16.00 International Keynote Speaker -Tamara Bergkamp (Global Reporting Initiative)
"Sustainability Reporting: Construction and Real Estate"


16.30 Pecha Kucha Showcase, featuring contributions from:




17.00 Question Panel

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