Executive Team

  • Sarah Ratcliffe

    Programme Director

    Sarah is Programme Director of the BBP. Sarah has over 15 years experience advising many of the UK’s leading property investors and developers on sustainability issues. As a founding Director of Upstream (acquired by JLL in 2007), she was instrumental in establishing some of the earliest sector sustainability benchmarks including the Property Environment Group, NextGeneration and The Third Dimension. As a European Director at JLL Sarah was responsible for leading the firm’s sustainability consultancy in UK and Europe and sat on the Global Sustainability Board. In addition to various independent consultancy projects, Sarah is now a Board Director of the Sustainable Development Foundation.  

  • Jonathan Hulbert

    Senior Sustainability Programme Manager

    Jonathan is Senior Sustainability Programme Manager at the BBP. He is responsible for overseeing the BBP’s extensive programme of work. Jonathan has a wealth of experience in sustainability and real estate, spanning over a decade with Npower where he was responsible for their energy and sustainability programme across Npower’s real estate portfolio. Jonathan holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership.

  • Adam Smith

    Climate Change Programme Lead

    Adam is Climate Change Programme Lead at the BBP. Adam oversees the BBP Climate Commitment and the BBP’s activities relating to market transformation, investment and lending covering topics including net zero carbon, climate resilience and GRESB. He is also responsible for overseeing the BBP’s ESG Training Course for Real Estate Professionals. Adam moved to the BBP from UK sustainability consultancy Verco where he spent 8 years advising global real estate clients on their net zero and wider ESG strategies, as well as working with Governments and industry bodies including BEIS and the Investment Property Forum to deliver research on related topics. In previous roles Adam worked with renewables consultancy DNV-GL, food waste charity Foodcycle and renewable energy development charity The Converging World. Adam has a MSci in Physics with Industrial Experience from the University of Bristol.

  • Amrita Dasgupta

    Project Manager

    Amrita is a Project Manager for the Better Buildings Partnership. She is responsible for supporting the delivery of BBP’s outputs with particular focus on the Real Estate Energy Benchmarking system and the Managing Agent’s Partnership.  Amrita has over ten years of experience within the Low Carbon Building sector. In her previous role with De Montfort University, she was seconded as the Strategy Lead for Sustainability at Leicester City Council, where she led the delivery of carbon reduction within the schools’ capital projects.  Amrita has published in internationally recognized journals and is an Hon. Research Fellow and guest lecturer at De Montfort University. 

    Amrita has an M.Sc in Environmental Engineering and Design from UCL, London. 

  • Sophia Tysoe

    Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Executive

    Sophia is the BBP’s Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Executive. Her role is to assist in the day-to-day management of the organisation and support the development and delivery of the BBP’s work programme through knowledge sharing across a range of the BBP’s activities, both internally and externally.

    Before joining the BBP Sophia worked for a Construction firm in London, delivering their Marketing and Communications outputs. Within this role she also sat on the Responsible Business Committee, where she worked to actively make the organisation a force for good through Environmental, Community and Wellbeing Initiatives. Sophia holds a BA major in Media and Communications, and a minor in Political Science from Regents University London.

  • Annika Buser

    Programme Researcher

    Annika is the Programme Researcher at the BBP. Her role is to provide research support across the BBP's workstreams. In previous roles Annika worked as a research consultant with a particular focus on sustainable development. She has previously worked for an environmental consultancy, and in the charity sector with NGOs including WaterAid and Oxfam. Annika has a Master's degree in Environment and Development from King's College London.