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Sarah Ratcliffe

CEO, Better Buildings Partnership

Sarah has over 20 years’ experience working in the property sector on sustainability issues. As CEO of the Better Buildings Partnership, Sarah leads collaboration with the organisations’ 34 Members with the objective of improving the sustainability performance of their portfolios. Most recently Sarah spearheaded the BBP Climate Commitment, signed by 25 property owners across UK, European & Global portfolios and covering over £300bn AUM.

Prior to this, as a founding Director of Upstream (acquired by JLL in 2007), Sarah advised many of the UK’s leading property investors and developers on sustainability issues and was instrumental in establishing some of the earliest sector sustainability benchmarks including the Property Environment Group, NextGeneration and The Third Dimension. As a European Director at JLL Sarah was responsible for leading the firm’s sustainability consultancy in UK and Europe and sat on the Global Sustainability Board.
Sarah contributes to a wide range of industry steering groups and projects and is also a visiting lecturer on Sustainable Real Estate at Cass Business School and a Board Director of the Sustainable Development Foundation. 

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