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Hines appoints decarbonisation exec for real estate

Michael Izzo, Hines’s first carbon strategy VP, will help the firm ‘create carbon standards’ for real estate.

Michael Izzo: Hines’ vice-president, carbon strategy

Real estate firm Hines has appointed Michael Izzo its first carbon strategy vice-president.

Hines is “embarking on creating carbon standards for the built environment”, Peter Epping, global head of ESG, said in a statement. The firm has a mission to “drastically reduce the environmental impact of its properties, including operational and embodied carbon”.

Izzo joins a growing ESG team: Hines appointed Epping as global head of ESG in June 2021 and Daniel Chang as European head of ESG earlier this month.

New York-based Izzo was previously a vice-president for construction at Hines.