Energy and sustainability consultancy Longevity Partners announced today the appointment of Louise Ellison as global Chief Commercial Officer and the expansion of the company’s Business Development team. The firm stated that the appointment aims to meet increased client demand as businesses transition to a low carbon economy.

Ellison joins Longevity Partners after over eight years at retail property developer and manager Hammerson, where she served as Head of Sustainability, responsible for sustainability strategy, target setting, implementation and reporting for Hammerson’s retail property portfolio across Europe. She has had previous Sustainability roles at M&G Real Estate and Quintain Estates and Development. Ellison has served as Chair of the Better Buildings Partnership for eight years, and as Chair of the EPRA Sustainability Committee, and joined Longevity Partners’ board as a senior advisor in 2019.

According to Longevity Partners Founder and CEO Etienne Cadestin, in her new role, Ellison will help develop bespoke programmes for the firm’s partners to achieve their current and future ESG and climate goals, and will remain on Longvity’s board. Cadestin said:

“As society and business continue to transition to a low carbon economy, Longevity Partners will keep creating green jobs and attracting the most talented ESG professionals to respond to our growing client requirements. We have the expertise and instruments to educate, advise and implement net zero carbon programmes and we’re crafting the manpower to deliver it on the ground at scale.”

Longevity Partners has seen significant growth in recent years, quadrupling its workforce over the past 18 months, with plans to double again over the next year. In December 2020, the company announced the opening of four new US and Germany offices in New York, San Francisco, Austin and Munich.

Ellison, said:

“I am delighted to be joining Longevity Partners in October. Having seen the business grow so rapidly, I am very much looking forward to working with the team and supporting the sustainability ambitions of such a rich array of interesting clients. There is much our sector can contribute in the battle against climate change and I am excited to be part of a business driving this change.”