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Urban Land Institute Appoints Jenny Zhang As ESG And Decarbonisation Director For The Asia Pacific

May 23, 2022 – The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Randall Lewis Center for Sustainability in Real Estate announces that Jenny Zhang has been appointed as the ESG and Decarbonisation Director – Asia Pacific.

Zhang will report directly to Marta Schantz, the senior vice president for the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance. Zhang will be responsible for leading environment, social, and governance (ESG) in the Asia Pacific region and 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.

“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,” said Billy Grayson, executive vice president for Centers and Initiatives at ULI. “Given her background in decarbonisation and passion for making a difference on ESG issues, we know Jenny will be an excellent addition to our global efforts to advance sustainability in the real estate industry.”

“There’s a huge appetite for decarbonisation and ESG priorities in the real estate community across our region,” said David Faulkner, ULI Asia Pacific President. “But organisations often lack access to adequate technology, data, and training to implement effective strategies. Jenny Zhang has the skills and experience needed to bridge that gap and take ULI to the next level by developing new trainings and customised learning opportunities for our members”

Most recently as a founding member of Carbonbase, Zhang helped corporate clients in the energy, logistics, real estate, and manufacturing sectors to manage millions of tons of carbon emissions every year and built digital solutions to incentivise individuals and companies on their journey toward carbon neutrality. In addition, as sustainability product manager, Zhang has extensive experience in carbon footprint studies and carbon management software development for market-leading projects.