We’re delighted to announce that Rick Walters is joining GRESB as Director Infrastructure.
It’s a role he is remarkably qualified to fulfill given his background as Technical Director at Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) where he oversaw the development and operation of the Infrastructure Sustainability rating scheme from an idea to its successful uptake across the industry. He also brings relevant experience from his role as General Manager Sustainability at UGL Pty Limited (UGL), a diversified services company.
Building on the double-digit growth in participation we saw in 2017, Rick will oversee the future development of the GRESB Infrastructure Assessment. He’ll be helping us to ensure that it continues to reflect what investors and the industry consider to be material issues in the sustainability performance of infrastructure investments. He’ll also help to align the Assessment with international reporting guidelines and tools and work closely with our Governance Bodies and our Members.
We’re also pleased to welcome Elza Ozolina to GRESB. Elza is joining as an Infrastructure Analyst and will assist with the implementation of the Infrastructure Assessment and analytical tools including providing support to new and existing participants and members. Prior to joining us, Elza worked at RobecoSAM on the annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Rick and Elsa join Kate Archer on the Infrastructure team. Kate has been instrumental in coordinating the results release for the 2017 Assessment, conducting results reviews and starting the development of the Assessment for the 2018 cycle.
With Rick, Kate and Elza on board, the continued support of the Infrastructure Advisory Board and our Founding Investor Members, GRESB Infrastructure is well positioned to further develop the ESG benchmark for the industry and facilitate the spread of sustainable best practices across the sector in 2018 and beyond
Everyone at GRESB is excited to have Rick and Elza join the Infrastructure team and we hope you’ll join us in giving them a warm welcome.