Jane Henley – CEO, World Green Building Council

jane henleyJane Henley leads the World Green Building Council, a coalition of national green building councils in 90 countries and the world’s largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace. The World GBC’s mission is to facilitate the global transformation of the building industry towards sustainability through market driven mechanisms.

As Chief Executive Officer of the WorldGBC, Jane’s role is to drive collaboration between 90 national green building councils, provide leadership and support, and advocate for green building as a mechanism to deliver environmental, economic and social benefits.

“The great challenges we face are global and can only be addressed with global solutions.  The International Green Awards™ reward innovation in sustainability, and encourage practical, on-the-ground action to make a difference to our people and our planet.”

An experienced sustainable building, communities and cities advocate, Jane’s recent achievements include:

  • Advisor to New Zealand Ministry of Environment sustainability strategy
  • Delegation leader at COP 17, Durban and COP 16, Cancun
  • Member of the Supervisory Board Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Russia
  • Member Deloitte Think Tank, Paris
  • Member, Global Advisory Committee of Women and the Green Economy (WAGE)
  • Facilitator of Global Leadership in Our Built Environment Alliance (GLOBE)
  • Founding board member and CEO of the New Zealand GBC
  • Former director of the United Nations Sustainable Building Climate Change Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) board

Jane has addressed audiences at the COP 17 climate change negotiations in Durban, the APEC – ASEAN workshop on green building in Singapore and the World Cities Summit of Mayors. Jane sets a positive and entrepreneurial agenda for business to drive change, and proactively create the future we want today.