She will develop a framework strategy to coordinate sustainability activity across the organisation

RICS has appointed Arlette Anderson to the newly created position of RICS head of sustainability.

Arlette Anderson

Anderson is developing a framework strategy which will coordinate sustainability activity and projects across the organisation.

The aim is to create a sustainable centre of excellence, encouraging members to be more involved in the promotion of sustainable land, property and construction.

The key priorities will be engaging with RICS members and sustainable communities, while building on the objectives of the existing RICS Sustainability Working Group.

RICS’ sustainability projects will focus around the themes of climate change and mitigation and adaption, waste and materials, water and biodiversity and sustainable communities.

Currently the organisation is undertaking over 100 different projects with a relevance to the sustainability programme.

Anderson was previously employed as director of sustainability and corporate social responsibility at Atisreal, international property consultant, part of the BNP Paribas Group, where her role was to formulate Atisreal’s sustainability response specifically identifying commercial opportunities assisting clients with their sustainability requirements.