Hines recently unveiled a new strategy to elevate its commitments to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues with a particular focus on the climate by accelerating its efforts to lead the industry in decarbonization of the built environment. The strategy underscores how making a positive impact in the communities Hines serves is an important part of its mission.
To meet today’s challenges, Hines is leveraging its global scale and abilities as an integrated investor, developer and operator to inform its perspective on how to solve complex issues facing the industry while positively shaping the built environment.
To lead the firm’s strategies, Hines has appointed senior managing director Peter Epping as global head of ESG. In addition to Epping, the firm established a dedicated new global ESG team for to lead its focus on furthering ESG commitments across Hines’ investments, properties, communities and stakeholders.
“We all have a part to play in one of the largest challenges of our collective lifetime as we strive to create a healthier, inclusive and more sustainable planet,” said Jeffrey Hines, Hines chairman and chief executive officer. “Our long-term vision is to continue leading the industry by further embedding ESG excellence across the company—from our people through our investments, construction, management and engineering around the globe.”
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.