Beth Haider Beth Haider, Skanska’s chief sustainability officer/ (photo credit: Howard Wechsler, Wex Photo)

NEW YORK CITY—“We can make a huge difference because when it comes to emissions, buildings are the bad boys on the block. They are worse than transportation. They are worse than industry. Unlike cars, buildings are a long-term investment. What we choose to build today will have an impact for generations,” said Beth Haider, chief sustainability officer at Skanska, a multinational construction company based in Sweden, and ranked the fifth largest in the world by Construction Global magazine.