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Relaunched Green Property Alliance to champion collaboration across commercial property sector

The Green Property Alliance (GPA) has announced its relaunch with a refreshed membership and a renewed purpose to stimulate industry-wide engagement on sustainability issues that impact on commercial property investment, development, management, and occupation.

Originally launched in 2008, the GPA comprises Property Industry Alliance (PIA) members together with other membership organisations representing key stakeholders in the commercial property sector, with a remit to facilitate closer working between leading representative bodies in the commercial property sector.

The relaunched GPA will aim to provide leadership, drive greater collaboration and consistency and provide clear, coherent and co-ordinated messaging on sustainability to key audiences, including Government.

The members of the GPA formally re-convened on the 7th September to discuss areas of common interest and priorities for the GPA including metrics & data, regulations & standards, technology & innovation, sustainable finance and policy & advocacy.

As part of the refresh, Sarah Ratcliffe, CEO of the Better Buildings Partnership has been appointed as the new chair, with the BBP also providing the secretariat.

Bill Hughes, Global Head of Real Assets at Legal & General Investment Management and Chair of the PIA, said: “I am delighted to relaunch the Green Property Alliance with a renewed purpose and focus. As the climate and biodiversity crises continue to escalate, it is vital that the sector collaborates to expedite progress and avoid duplication of effort. These aims will be at the core of the revitalised GPA and I am delighted that Sarah Ratcliffe has agreed to Chair this critical industry initiative.”

Sarah Ratcliffe, CEO of the BBP and incoming Chair of the GPA, said: “I am honoured to be taking on the role as Chair of the Green Property Alliance. Whilst sustainability has undoubtedly become a defining feature of commercial real estate investment & development, there are many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Re-convening this hugely influential group of organisations will enable the industry to be greater than the sum of its parts and I look forward to working with the Alliance to deliver real and lasting impact.”

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