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Alex Edds

Head of Sustainability, Europe
London
Joined in February 2022
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Alex Edds

Alex oversees LaSalle’s European ESG strategy across its £20bn portfolio. Priorities for 2022 include carrying out Net Zero Carbon audits on more than 50% of its portfolio (nearly 200 buildings); capturing all scope 3 emissions data (occupiers) through automation and engagement; digitising information flows from building to board room; developing a social value approach to understand the impact and contribution on local communities; and enhancing biodiversity through rewilding across the portfolio. All the while responding and reporting to an increasing amount of regulation and industry disclosures such as TCFD, SFDR, GRESB and more.

Alex is currently a board member of the UK PropTech Association, and holds a board advisory role with hotel developer Berkeley Capital Group. Alex has previously held positions as Head of Innovation at JLL, Head of Sustainability at JLL, Head of Sustainability at Nuveen, and a Director of Upstream Sustainability Services JLL. He has also held advisory roles at a number of PropTech companies.

Alex takes pride in challenging the status quo, and believes there is huge opportunity to improve the built environment by fundamentally changing the way we design, build and manage physical spaces to better serve the people that use them, and the environment upon which they depend.