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We need a transformational shift: a rethink of the way we work, the goals we set, the processes we deploy. But how should we push forward? Who can help us get to where we need to be?

Last updated: August 15, 2023 Sydney, Australia

This episode of Ecogradia features Maria Atkinson AM, the Chairperson of the Holcim Foundation, and an advisor and strategist based in Sydney, Australia, who has been on the front lines of sustainable construction for over 25 years. For her service to the construction and real estate sector, she was awarded the Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2012.

Maria has donned many hats in her career. It is this diversity of roles – consultant, advocate, advisor – and the many platforms – commercial, institutional, non-profit – she’s engaged with that make her uniquely qualified to lead a conversation on the future of buildings and cities.

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