We need to be regenerative in order to ensure our world remains sustainable.
ULI UK is establishing a Product Council focused on climate change and how real estate and the Built Environment should facilitate sustainable development within the communities it occupies.
ULI UK previously had a successful Sustainability Product Council but this came to an end with the idea that sustainability should be entwined into everything we do here at ULI. Whilst this has been successful, we feel that this idea around a Golden Thread detracts from ULI UK being fully engaged in the climate agenda and being able to tackle many of the thorny issues that this area raises.
A Product Council here at ULI UK focused on regenerative sustainability, provides a fantastic opportunity to build a committee from a multi-disciplinary framework from across real estate and the built environment; leveraging the opportunity for a diverse group of people to come together and share their experiences and perspective.
Product Councils at ULI are a fantastic opportunity for members to take on thought leadership roles within ULI. PCs comprise of no more than 50 ULI members. Full membership is required for participation.
If would like to apply to become a member, please contact [email protected]
All those interested in this area of the industry either directly or indirectly please get involved.
Renaming the old Sustainability PC
The name and remit of the PC needs to be agreed by those who become its’ members. We are aware that a lot has changed since the original Sustainability Product Council, and attitudes around this area have developed.
Ideas so far but by no means definitive:
- Regenerative Sustainability PC
- Sustainable & Regenerative Real Estate PC
- Climate Action in Real Estate PC
- Sustainable Urban Development PC
- Sustainable Development PC
The general purpose of the PC is as follows (but the ultimate remit and focus is to be defined by the council once in place).
- To consider lessons learnt from the previous Sustainability Product Council and consider the changing attitudes in RE/ Built Environment over the last few years.
- To consider the world’s climate emergency and how the Real Estate industry is and should be responding.
- To challenge and help define existing strategies for the RE/ Built Environment community.
- To look at the bigger picture (not the minutia) and avoid an echo chamber within a particular discipline.
- To agree on focus, value proposition and how the group can stand out within the market.
- To help grow the PC and ensure diversity.
- Collaboration and Best Practice:
o Collaborate inside and outside of the ULI.
o To engage across the industry, ensuring a multi-disciplinary and holistic look at this agenda (interdisciplinary and integrated).
o Share and disseminate knowledge, experiences, successes and lessons learnt.
o Network, join dots and help organize events of interest.
- Thought Leadership:
o To review the long term consequences of existing policy and practices within the RE industry.
o To consider how RE can and should respond (consider issues over the next 10 -20 years and where industry going).
o To review trends (i.e. importance regenerative ecosystems) and innovative practices.
o To reflect on the status quo and existing mind sets.
o To ask challenging questions and tackle thorny issues.
o To collate observations and look at the big picture.
o Problem Solving & Innovation.
Full ULI membership is required to participate in our Product Councils.
For any queries please contact [email protected].
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ULI UK SUSTAINABILITY PRODUCT COUNCIL MEMBER OR LEADER
Apply to join the product council here.
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