People Moves: Cushman & Wakefield Portugal appoints Ana Luisa Cabrita as Head of Sustainability & ESG


Press Release - Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services consultant, announces the appointment of Ana Luisa Cabrita as the company's new Head of Sustainability & ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance). This hire arises within the scope of the importance of ESG practices in minimizing the impact of the company's actions and also in the weight of the implementation of these standards in the real estate market.

Within the scope of her duties, Ana Luisa will have the responsibility to design, define and implement sustainability and ESG strategies for the wide range of clients of the consultant, also ensuring the connection between the various areas of activity, identification of new opportunities and coordination of consulting projects in the various business areas of the company.

The new manager has a career of more than 20 years linked to the sustainability sector and before joining Cushman & Wakefield, served as Head of Environmental and Sustainability Advisory Services at Engexpor, where she was responsible for defining and implementing multiple projects for several national and international clients. 

In her academic career, she holds a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and also a Master's degree in Social Business from IES. Among many other executive formations, she also holds an MBA from the Pontifical Comillas University.

Cushman & Wakefield Portugal's new Head of Sustainability & ESG commented "Sustainability and ESG are not a fad, they have transformed the real estate market in a transversal and irreversible way. We live in a time of great challenges. We must learn to preserve the resources we need, reducing the impact of our activity, in order to survive in the long term, without compromising economic growth and social, current and future well-being. The real estate sector will have to contribute to this paradigm shift and make itself available for this transition phase. It is an honor to join a team like Cushman & Wakefield, and it will be a pleasure to help customers along this path that will certainly bring them added value."

Before that, she went through companies such as Sonae Sierra, or the Technological Institute of Galicia, and led several initiatives related to sustainability and certification projects in countries such as Spain, Germany, Italy, united kingdom, Brazil among others. She was also, until September of this year, vice-president of the Portuguese Association of Environmental Engineering and is actively linked to several national and international organizations.

According to Eric van Leuven, Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield Portugal, "after a year in which we strengthened our team a lot, we couldn't end up better than with the hiring of Ana Luisa. Ana Luisa is a reference in the market and this contract is absolutely strategic to provide a holistic service to our customers. Buildings that do not meet ESG requirements will have greater difficulty attracting investors and occupants - both looking for "future-proof" properties, and this will be strongly determined by strict adherence to ESG criteria - not only on the environmental issue, but also in the social and governance spheres."


E.A.S.I. Consult LLC