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WorldGBC Board of Directors call for nominations – Deadline extended!

WorldGBC Board of Directors call for nominations – Deadline extended!

Deadline extended!

The WorldGBC Board of Directors has decided to extend the deadline for the nominations of new directors until 30 April 2019.  More details below. 

Join WorldGBC’s Board of Directors and help us achieve our mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere!


Join a global network

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a global network of Green Building Councils (GBCs) in almost 70 countries around the world, who are transforming the places we live, work, play, heal and learn.  Buildings and construction account for 39% of energy related CO2 emissions and our aim is to decarbonise the industry by 2050 and limit global temperature rise to under 1.5 degrees. And we’re looking for new Board Directors to help us achieve our mission of green buildings for everyone, everywhere!

Let’s decarbonise

In 2018, we launched a Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment at the historic Global Climate Action Summit, with C-suite signatories from business, mayors of cities and governors of states and regions.  The 42 founding signatories committed to eliminate the equivalent of 221 million tonnes of carbon emissions (CO2e).  This leadership sends a strong signal that we must change the way we design, build and operate our buildings to reduce energy waste and our reliance on fossil fuels which are causing irreversible damage to our planet.

Making an impact

With offices in London and Toronto we are organised across five regional networks: Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East & North Africa.  China one of the latest additions to our global network.  This means we are now in an even stronger position to accelerate worldwide carbon reduction across the entire building sector.

Last year, our Europe Regional Network launched a new energy efficiency mortgage scheme with over 40 major financial institutions with a combined lending power of over €3 trillion; equal to around 20% of the EU’s gross domestic product.

Our World Green Building Week campaign encouraged homeowners, landlords and builders to take action and green their homes.  With over 300 events across the world, the campaign reached over 155 million people.

Influencing leaders

Now in our 17th year of operation, our network of almost 70 GBCs and their 37,000 members have certified 2.65 billion m2 of green building space across the world.  Working with their national governments, 35 countries benefited from GBC advocacy to adopt enhanced green building policies.

Since inception, we have increased and diversified our revenue to include corporate sponsorship and we have received grant funding from organisations such as the European Commission, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, We Mean Business, P4G Partnerships and The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), as well as establishing strategic partnerships with The Climate Group, C40 and World Resources Institute (WRI).  You can read more in our annual report here.

We are now looking for influential and experienced individuals to join our Board of Directors to support us in our next level of impact and growth.

Call for nominations

In accordance with WorldGBC’s Bylaws, all candidates must be nominated by an Established GBC that is in good standing with the WorldGBC.

Each Established GBC is encouraged to put forward between one and four candidates; however, only one candidate for each GBC will be eligible to join the Board.

WorldGBC values diversity: regional, gender and ethnicity, as well as skills and experience.

Board nominations are due by 30 April 2019 and Directors are appointed for a two year term commencing 01 July 2019. This information is also available on our website.  For a Board of Directors Role Description 2019 visit:

Please see attached information on how to apply for this exciting role!

For more information, please reach out! 

Cristina Gamboa | Interim CEO, World Green Building Council

Email & Skype:

c/o UKGBC, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT | @WorldGBC


Read how the global green building movement is delivering impact in our Annual Report 2017/18

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