Gemma Piggott is UK Head of Corporate Sustainability at JLL, a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for its clients, people and communities.
Having joined the business over eight years ago, Gemma is responsible for developing and delivering JLL UK’s corporate sustainability strategy with a focus on tackling the climate and nature emergency, championing a just and equal society, and growing responsibly.
In this role, Gemma oversees multiple partnerships with industry partners and leads a team to deliver positive environmental and social impact and significant employee engagement. Gemma is a member of the UK Senior Management team and a trustee of the JLL UK Foundation.
With her work increasingly focused on a purpose-driven approach, Gemma was a member of the steering group for the development of the BSI PAS 808, the first principles-based standard for a sustainable, purpose-driven organisation (PDO).
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