RICSGlobal Head of Sustainability
Ursula joined RICS in 2006 as Head of Public Affairs Europe at the organisation’s Brussels office. From 2006 until August 2009 she was leading on the organisation’s energy efficiency in buildings campaign. In this context, she was member of various working groups advising the European Commission on practical aspects of the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive and also managed RICS’ contribution to the EU Sustainable Energy campaign as well as organising a number of high-profile events.
In August 2009, Ursula took over the role of Global Head of Sustainability. In this role she is responsible for the development and implementation of a global sustainability strategy for RICS and for facilitating a global exchange of information with regard to sustainability policy and best professional practice. She co-chairs the RICS Sustainability Working Group and is the editor of Global Balance, the RICS sustainability newsletter.
She has had an involvement in a series of RICS publications on energy efficiency policies and sustainability in the property sector and regularly writes on these issues for external publications.
Ursula Hartenberger, 27 Oct 2017
In recognition of the crucial role the built environment plays in reducing carbon emissions, the buildings sector will enjoy high levels of visibility at this years 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23). The annual climate change conference convened by the United Nations aims to move forward the commitments made at COP21 under the Paris Agreement in 2015. COP23 takes place from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany.
Ursula Hartenberger, 13 Mar 2017
As a follow-up to Buildings Day at COP22 in Marrakech in November 2016, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC), of which RICS is a founding member, has now launched its first Global Status Report.
Ursula Hartenberger, 25 Oct 2016
COP22, which will be held between 7–18 November in Marrakech, will once again play host to Buildings Day (10 November), and this time it's all about showing progress.
Our sector is complex. It has many stakeholders with different interests and needs and we often find that there is disconnect between delivery and operation as developers may not have a direct connection with end-users. This fragmentation is a problem.
Ursula Hartenberger, 14 Jan 2016
In the presence of leading real estate asset managers and investors, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) launched a report which proposes a framework for Corporate Real Estate Sustainability Management (CRESM).
RICS announces initiative to 'Drive the Adoption of Sustainable Development Principles in Built Environment Higher Education'.
Energy Efficiency - The First Fuel for the EU Economy. How to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments.
UN Global Compact and RICS have joined forces to develop a responsible business best practice toolkit for the land, real estate and construction sectors.
RICS along with leading industry representatives such as De Beers and GSK, NGOs and UK government shared insights and inspiring examples of innovative partnerships for responsible sustainable development at RICS HQ in London.
Ursula Hartenberger, 12 Jan 2016
In December 2010, Governing Council agreed to move its strategic planning onto a longer term horizon, effectively looking at potential future scenarios to help shape the current direction of travel.
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