Louise Ellison joins global ESG firm Longevity Partners as new CCO

14 September 2021 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Sustainability consultancy Longevity Partners has stepped up its growth ambitions with the appointment of a new Chief Commercial Officer. Louise Ellison arrives from Hammerson, bringing a decade of sustainable business experience to the role.

Founded in 2015 to support businesses in the transition to a low carbon economy around the world, Longevity Partners is a multi-disciplinary energy and sustainability consultancy. Headquartered in London, the firm has a global roster of 98 staff, 54 of whom work in its UK office, serving clients including Blackrock and J.P. Morgan.

In the last 18 months, Longevity Partners has quadrupled its workforce, with plans to double its headcount globally over the next year, as it looks to meet the changing needs of its clients. In the UK specifically, Longevity Partners will be focusing on delivering net zero carbon buildings and cities, investing heavily in technical expertise and creating new partnerships to provide the required skills on the ground to property investors and developers.

Louise Ellison, COO, Longevity Partners

Amid this drive for growth, Longevity Partners has announced the appointment of a new global Chief Commercial Officer. Louise Ellison arrives to further push the expansion of the firm’s Business Development team for the UK, helping to meet increased client demand as businesses transition to a low carbon economy.

Etienne Cadestin, Founder and CEO of Longevity Partners commented, “Louise’s appointment comes at a crucial time for the property industry which still has a long way to go to meet its net-zero targets. I very much look forward to working alongside Louise, who will be able to develop bespoke programmes for our partners to achieve their current and future ESG and climate goals. As a member of the executive team, she will remain on the board of Longevity Partners and will provide invaluable insight.”

Prior to joining Longevity Partners, Ellison held roles at Hammerson – where she was Head of Sustainability – Quintain and Investment Property Forum. A former Chair of the Better Buildings Partnership for eight years, she was also Chair of the EPRA Sustainability Committee. 

Speaking on her new role, Ellison remarked, “I am delighted to be joining Longevity Partners. 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.”

Continuing the expansion drive of the firm, the news comes weeks after Victoria Nicol stepped into the role of UK Business Development Associate for Longevity Partners, arriving from French agricultural technology company, Sencrop. In June 2021, Longevity Partners also announced the launch of its new clean energy solutions spin-off company, Longevity Power, which works in tandem with the company to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ to advise and then deliver net zero carbon commitments to businesses.