Leadership is absolutely critical to UKGBC’s mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment, and our Leaders Network consists of like-minded individuals dedicated to driving transformational change across the sector. It is made up of around 130 CEOs and Board Executives from UKGBC member organisations who come together on a quarterly basis to learn and network. Through the network, we provide inspiration and share stories and insights about sustainability leadership and to instil a collective sense of purpose. We want to create a common vision – that of a built environment that enables people and planet to thrive.
We bring our leaders together on quarterly basis to engage in a programme of inspiration, knowledge sharing and networking. These events are designed specifically for a senior business audience, and attract high calibre speakers from our industry and well beyond. These experiences inspire and challenge in equal measure, providing the Network with the stories, business examples, and insights to take to their business and accelerate positive change. In addition, through our Chairman’s breakfasts and roundtable discussions, we convene more intimate get together which focus on engagement with UKGBC’s mission, and influencing government policy. We also proactively identify opportunities for the Leaders Network to engage with the leaders of tomorrow, by providing links to our other leadership initiatives such as Future Leaders. We provide quarterly communications, specifically designed for such an influential audience, and when we issue key reports and policy positions we provide a Leaders Network briefing.
To maintain the seniority and influence of this network to be eligible to join you are required to meet the following criteria. We aim to recruit the following types of individuals:
- Board level executives
- Leaders of UKGBC’s member organisations
- Not dedicated sustainability specialists
“The Crown Estate are committed to being an increasingly responsible and sustainable business, but we know we can’t achieve this on our own. Our membership of UKGBC and the Leaders Network means we have a direct line into a centre of “friendly” expertise and a deep pool of knowledge. UKGBC always seems to be able to pull together a great mix of inspirational leaders, speakers and practitioners. We value being able to meet and speak honestly and openly about challenges and opportunities with like-minded people – and of course to be able to share and celebrate some of our successes too!” – Alison Nimmo DBE, Chief Executive, The Crown Estate