Advisory Group

To ensure we maximise the potential of this event we’ve set up an Advisory Group.

This Advisory Group will work alongside the event organisers Built Environment Networking to create the most topical, effective, inclusive, engaging and green event possible. It includes:

UK Green Business Council – Simon McWhirter, Director of Communications, Policy & Places

Simon works at the UKGBC – a charity focused on delivering a sustainable built environment. It is part of the World Green Building Council with a presence in over 70 countries and work collaborative to influence industry practice and Government policy. Simon leads the policy and political advocacy with national, devolved and local government, as well as managing corporate communications with members, media and the wider industry. He also has oversight of UKGBC’s portfolio of place based projects, local networks and social value programme.

LGIM – Shuen Chan, Head of ESG

With over 700 properties valued at more than £21bn, the UK real estate portfolio at Legal & General Investment Management is a critical segment of Legal and Genral’s path to being net zero by 2050. LGIM Real Assets is focusing on how to ensure not only that new projects are in line with the UK’s 2050 goal, but also that its existing offices, warehouses, shops and homes across the UK are part of their journey to net zero. With over 25 years’ experience in the sector, Shuen Chan LGIM Real Assets’ Head of ESG knows the challenges well – but also the possibilities and will join the conference to discuss LGIM’s approach, their future sustainable plans and the role they’ll play in tomorrow’s net zero United Kingdom.

TFL Property – Derek Wilson, Head of Sustainability

TFL have been working for over two years on their Sustainable Development Framework and have used the framework to drive sustainability performance across more than 20 major property development projects. The SDF is unique in the sector for its holistic view, robust methodology, and site-specific approach which has delivered results on the ground – using the framework TFL have achieved a 56% reduction in carbon emissions, an average of 4.4 Stars under Home Quality Mark, and were recently recognised by GRESB as the most sustainable diversified developer in Europe with a score of 97/100! TFL are also implementing their new net zero pathway which will see them become carbon neutral across the entire business by 2030 and in certain divisions (property development) potentially by 2025. Derek will be on hand to discuss these plans in more detail.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – Jessica Skilbeck, Director, Energy Efficiency, Net Zero Buildings & Industry