How Skanska is faring in race to net zero: Real Asset Impact

Skanska’s Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch, president and CEO of the company’s commercial development unit in CEE, wants to reach net zero before the firm’s set date of 2045.

Real Asset Impact, our newly launched publication caught up with Zawodna-Bijoch to ask about the company’s achievements to date and its ESG strategy going forward.

Skanska acted early and, issued its first green bond in 2014 and has since analysed products and building materials and embraced technology to embed sustainability at all stages of the construction, development and maintenance cycle.

“We focus on continuous improvement and that means constant innovation,” Zawodna-Bijoch said. Examples include perovskite, which allows solar panels to be flexible and more efficient and could be used in building facades, low-carbon concrete, with 40% lower emissions and green concrete which captures nitrogen oxide.

But ESG is not just about technology and Skanska is actively in the Green Building Councils and other sector organisations to drive legislation forward, she explained.

You can read the interview with Katarzyna Zawodna-Bijoch in full here, or download the entire first edition of Real Asset Impact by clicking here.