Six Senses appoints first vice-president of sustainability

SAmber_Marie_Beard_hrIX SENSES HOTELS RESORTS & SPAS, a pioneer of sustainable high-end tourism and its proactive environmental policies, has appointed its first vice-president of sustainability.

Her name is Amber Marie Beard, who has almost a decade of professional experience in sustainability. Amber’s high-profile career has taken her to locales around the world, starting in Boston, where she delivered enriched levels of environmental and social returns for Lend Lease, one of the world’s largest property developers.

Relocating to Hong Kong, Amber joined China Resources, one of China’s largest government-owned organizations, working on the city’s first existing building sustainable redevelopment project that was targeting LEED Gold certification.

A move to Singapore saw her as head of sustainability with Sustainability Ltd, an investment company managing niche real estate opportunities in China, Japan and Australia, where she focused on delivering heightened levels of sustainability while delivering attractive financial returns.

In preparation for her career, Amber graduated with high honors, dean’s high honors and summa cum laude with a degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin. She is a LEED Accredited Professional, an active member of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association and a member of the Real Estate Equity Securitization Alliance Sustainability Committee.

Announcing Amber’s appointment, Bernhard Bohnenberger, president of Six Senses said, “In this new position at Six Senses, sustainability will take on an even greater strategic role within the organization as it is elevated to the level of the executive committee.”

He noted that Pegasus Capital Partners, which acquired the company in 2012, has over $2.2 billion in sustainably focused assets under management. With this new appointment, Six Senses recognizes the importance of prioritizing sustainability, “illustrating once again that environmental preservation and cultural conservation can be achieved without compromise to the award-winning experiences for which the company is renowned”.

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