People Moves: JLL appoints ANZ Head of Sustainability

19/10/2022

Media Article - JLL have announced the apointment of a new hire in its Australia and New Zealand offices. The global property firm's newly created sustainability role has been filled by an already prominent member of the organisation. Formerly the company's energy and sustainability operations director for the Asia-Pacific region, Connor McCauley becomes JLL's Head of Sustainability - Australia and New Zealand, a recently created role that highlights the company's commitment to improving its sustainability capabilities and services.

Mr McCauley brings with him over a decade of consulting and advisory experience in the sustainability sphere, having previously held positions at LendLease, the GPT Group and EY.

Speaking on his appointment, Mr McCauley noted that JLL's clients "already look to [them] for advice on how their real estate investments and operations can be more sustainable".

Adding that he is "looking forward to helping JLL achieve their own sustainability targets, while providing practical solutions that will create positive environmental, social, and financial returns for the firm and its clients".

"We are now in the decade of climate action," he stressed. "I am excited about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as the property industry continues to decarbonise the built environment and create a more sustainable future."

Building on the sentiments outlined by Mr McCauley, JLL's Australia and New Zealand chief executive officer Dan Kernaghan said: "The built environment accounts for around 40 per cent of total carbon emissions globally and presents a critical opportunity for JLL to drive meaningful change in carbon reduction."

He detailed the brand's long-term commitment to driving climate action in the built environment and transforming the real estate sector "for the better", which he said is "underpinned by our own sustainability ambitions, and how we can help our clients achieve theirs".

"Growing our sustainability teams is critical to this evolving part of our business," he added.

"Our sustainability business already supports investors, landlords, and corporate occupiers across a broad spectrum of sustainability services, from net zero carbon and climate resilience to wellbeing and social value.

"Connor has played a key role in assisting our clients in shaping and executing sustainability strategies and roadmaps while embedding it as a key pillar of our business."

Mr Kernaghan concluded that Mr McCauley's new role would see him "focus on further expanding our sustainability services in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) business across all business segments and will continue to be an asset to our clients as they strive to reach their sustainability targets".

Mr McCauley will continue to be based in Sydney alongside JLL's other sustainability leaders, JLL's head of ESG - capital markets, Caitlin Uren, as well as its head of sustainable operations - work dynamics, Riccardo Rizzi, and head of sustainability - consulting Renae Gasmier.


Source: Real Estate Business AU

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