CARES Chief invited onto Board of leading Middle East sustainability body


CARES Chief invited onto Board of leading Middle East sustainability body

The Chief Executive of CARES, Lee Brankley, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of one of the most influential sustainability bodies in the Middle East.

Mr Brankley has joined the Board of the Emirates Green Building Council ( in a move which further underlines CARES’ commitment to supporting the drive towards greater environmental awareness across the region.

The EmiratesGBC serves as an increasingly dynamic hub for excellence in promoting sustainability across all sectors and disciplines active in the built environment. The EmiratesGBC’s strategic goals focus on collaboration, innovation, and education – and its work has already achieved significant results in influencing policy around the measurement of environmental impact in construction across the UAE.

“I’m honoured to be an Emirates Green Building Council Board member and to have this opportunity to make a positive contribution to the increasingly important work of EmiratesGBC,” said Mr Brankley.

The EmiratesGBC is active in a number of areas which include delivering technical services, benchmarking, providing support for the Emirates Coalition for Green Schools and driving forward a pioneering ‘Net Zero Centre of Excellence.’

In addition, the EmiratesGBC runs the prestigious MENA Green Building Awards which is endorsed by the World Green Building Council.

“There is an enormous amount of focused activity already underway across the Green Building Council’s sphere of influence; I see my key role on the Board as building a wider understanding of CARES’ expertise, particularly in the fields of sustainability and digitalisation,” said Mr Brankley.

“With the UAE confirmed as host of the Cop 28 climate conference at Expo City next year there has never been a better time than now to seize momentum and achieve lasting change in our sector.

“The training and workshops led by the EmiratesGBC are particularly important and I am delighted to be able to work with my Board colleagues in sharing knowledge in support of such a vitally important agenda,” he added.