Futures Trading

A Way To Scale Up The Reuse Of Building Materials & Decarbonise The Built Environment


Background: Today, only 1% of demolition materials and products are reused, contributing to over 50% of London’s waste streams. Meanwhile, we continue to build a city the size of Paris every week. Building anything uses embodied carbon and the carbon clock is ticking. What can be done to change the built environment’s detrimental modus operandi? This session will delve into a transformative solution: commodities futures trading. By applying futures trading principles, the construction sector can overcome barriers to material reuse. With Circotrade’s Futures Trading Contract and Marketplace, property owners can plan for material reuse, creating a new tradeable asset class. Circotrade bridges the gap between real-estate investment and sustainability—unlocking the future value of secondary building materials while saving embodied carbon.


Tina Paillet is CEO & Co-Founder of Circotrade – a technologically enabled trading platform which captures buildings’ unrealised value by listing, gauging and trading its components via an innovative futures contract. By increasing the uptake of secondary construction materials and products, Circotrade addresses the impacts the built environment has on climate change.

Tina has over 30 years’ experience in international real estate, including developing and managing one of the world’s largest real estate asset managers (€32Bn AuM). She has overseen global asset management, major development projects and sustainable investing across Europe, the UK and globally. Tina has also been leading green transformation in the sector by launching Europe’s first Green Bonds and developing decarbonization strategies in line with “Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance” commitments.

Tina is the current President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and a Freeman of the City of London.

She is also European Ambassador for the World Green Building Council’s #BuildingLife campaign, promoting whole life cycle carbon accounting and the circular economy in the European building and construction industry.

Tuesday, 30 April 2024

11:00 - 11:45 BST


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