Build a better future with us – nominations for new WorldGBC Board members now open

Thursday 31st January 2019

 

Join a global network

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a global network of Green Building Councils (GBCs) in almost 70 countries around the world, who are transforming the places we live, work, play, heal and learn.  Buildings and construction account for 39% of energy related CO2 emissions and our aim is to decarbonise the industry by 2050 and limit global temperature rise to under 1.5 degrees. And we’re looking for new Board Directors to help us achieve our mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

 

Let’s decarbonise

In 2018, we launched a Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment at the historic Global Climate Action Summit, with C-suite signatories from business, mayors of cities and governors of states and regions.  The 42 founding signatories committed to eliminate the equivalent of 221 million tonnes of carbon emissions (CO2e).  This leadership sends a strong signal that we must change the way we design, build and operate our buildings to reduce energy waste and our reliance on fossil fuels which are causing irreversible damage to our planet. 

 

Making an impact

With offices in London and Toronto we are organised across five regional networks: Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East & North Africa.  China one of the latest additions to our global network.  This means we are now in an even stronger position to accelerate worldwide carbon reduction across the entire building sector. 

Last year, our Europe Regional Network launched a new energy efficiency mortgage scheme with over 40 major financial institutions with a combined lending power of over €3 trillion; equal to around 20% of the EU’s gross domestic product. 

In 2018, our World Green Building Week campaign encouraged homeowners, landlords and builders to take action and green their homes.  With over 300 events across the world, the campaign reached over 155 million people.

 

Influencing leaders

We've been operating for 17 years and in that time our network of almost 70 GBCs and their 37,000 members have certified 2.65 billion m2 of green building space across the world. Working with their national governments, 35 countries have benefited from GBC advocacy to adopt enhanced green building policies.

Since inception, we have increased and diversified our revenue to include corporate sponsorship and we have received grant funding from organisations such as the European Commission, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, We Mean Business, P4G Partnerships and The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), as well as establishing strategic partnerships with The Climate Group, C40 and World Resources Institute (WRI).  You can read more in our annual report here.

We are now looking for influential and experienced individuals to join our Board of Directors to support us in our next level of impact and growth. 

 

Call for nominations

In accordance with WorldGBC’s Bylaws, all candidates must be nominated by an Established GBC that is in good standing with WorldGBC.

Each Established GBC is encouraged to put forward between one and four candidates; however, only one candidate for each GBC will be eligible to join the Board.

WorldGBC values diversity: regional, gender and ethnicity, as well as skills and experience.

Board nominations are due by 31 March 2019 and Directors are appointed for a two year term commencing 01 July 2019. 

For the Board of Director's Role Description 2019, click here.

Please download the nominations form here to apply.

For more information, please contact Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council at office@worldgbc.org

 

Join a global network

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a global network of Green Building Councils (GBCs) in almost 70 countries around the world, who are transforming the places we live, work, play, heal and learn.  Buildings and construction account for 39% of energy related CO2 emissions and our aim is to decarbonise the industry by 2050 and limit global temperature rise to under 1.5 degrees. And we’re looking for new Board Directors to help us achieve our mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

 

Let’s decarbonise

In 2018, we launched a Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment at the historic Global Climate Action Summit, with C-suite signatories from business, mayors of cities and governors of states and regions.  The 42 founding signatories committed to eliminate the equivalent of 221 million tonnes of carbon emissions (CO2e).  This leadership sends a strong signal that we must change the way we design, build and operate our buildings to reduce energy waste and our reliance on fossil fuels which are causing irreversible damage to our planet. 

 

Making an impact

With offices in London and Toronto we are organised across five regional networks: Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East & North Africa.  China one of the latest additions to our global network.  This means we are now in an even stronger position to accelerate worldwide carbon reduction across the entire building sector. 

Last year, our Europe Regional Network launched a new energy efficiency mortgage scheme with over 40 major financial institutions with a combined lending power of over €3 trillion; equal to around 20% of the EU’s gross domestic product. 

In 2018, our World Green Building Week campaign encouraged homeowners, landlords and builders to take action and green their homes.  With over 300 events across the world, the campaign reached over 155 million people.

 

Influencing leaders

We've been operating for 17 years and in that time our network of almost 70 GBCs and their 37,000 members have certified 2.65 billion m2 of green building space across the world. Working with their national governments, 35 countries have benefited from GBC advocacy to adopt enhanced green building policies.

Since inception, we have increased and diversified our revenue to include corporate sponsorship and we have received grant funding from organisations such as the European Commission, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, We Mean Business, P4G Partnerships and The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), as well as establishing strategic partnerships with The Climate Group, C40 and World Resources Institute (WRI).  You can read more in our annual report here.

We are now looking for influential and experienced individuals to join our Board of Directors to support us in our next level of impact and growth. 

 

Call for nominations

In accordance with WorldGBC’s Bylaws, all candidates must be nominated by an Established GBC that is in good standing with WorldGBC.

Each Established GBC is encouraged to put forward between one and four candidates; however, only one candidate for each GBC will be eligible to join the Board.

WorldGBC values diversity: regional, gender and ethnicity, as well as skills and experience.

Board nominations are due by 31 March 2019 and Directors are appointed for a two year term commencing 01 July 2019. 

For the Board of Director's Role Description 2019, click here.

Please download the nominations form here to apply.

For more information, please contact Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council at office@worldgbc.org