Interview with GRI CLUB: Grocery Retail on the Rise
Greenman is a lead sponsor of the GRI CLUB EUROPE event 2023 taking place in Paris on 12th-13th September, a gathering of an exclusive global network that brings together senior professionals in the real estate industry. Greenman’s CEO Johnnie Wilkinson will be at the forefront, moderating the discussion “Challenge Zero Carbon: Are investors’ keeping pace with measures & demand?”.
In preparation for the event, he recently shared his insights with GRI CLUB, discussing the current landscape of grocery retail and the paramount importance of ESG targets in today’s real estate market: “I believe the grocery retail industry will continue to experience significant growth and transformation in the coming year”.
Reflecting on the EU’s Paris Agreement and EU Taxonomy, Johnnie emphasises the evolving role of landlords: “Landlords should be in the position to offer a range of activities to support tenants and customer sustainability demands. For example, the sale of renewable energy generated via PV-panels, EV-charging stations to support the reduction of the shopping journey carbon footprint, and the installation of more energy-efficient equipment.”
For a deeper dive into Johnnie’s insights and the entire interview, click here.