Leading its ESG initiatives in the Asia Pacific region, Zhang will be integral to ULI’s efforts to deliver on its global mission priority to decarbonise the real estate sector, accelerate the path to net zero, and increase building value across the built environment.
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Randal Lewis Centre for Sustainability in Real Estate has appointed Jenny Zhang as its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) & decarbonisation director for the Asia Pacific region.
“I see myself as a builder of everything from products to teams to ecosystems and I love working at the intersection of technology, design, and finance to drive decarbonisation in various industries. “I am excited to join the impressive team at ULI and further progress ULI’s thought leadership in the real estate sustainability and decarbonisation space,” says Zhang.
Previously, Zhang was at Deloitte for six years advising on international merger and acquisition transactions. She is also a licensed CPA and a trainer in social impact assessment and design thinking.
Zhang will help advance ULI’s net zero carbon initiative and thought leadership in the region by customising global research, tools, and training programs for the Asia Pacific audience. (Picture: ULI)
Zhang will report to Marta Schantz, senior vice-president at ULI Greenprint Centre for Building Performance. Zhang will contribute to ULI’s mission to decarbonise the real estate sector in the region as well as finding ways to build value across the built environment.
“We are very excited to have a ULI Greenprint lead in the Asia Pacific region to work with our member leaders to accelerate their progress on decarbonisation, resilience, and other key ESG goals,” says Billy Grayson, executive vice-president for Centers and Initiatives and ULI.