Highgate has appointed Marianne Balfe to vice president of sustainability. In this new role, Balfe will be responsible for driving Highgate’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy across the company’s guest experience, construction projects, external reporting, and corporate culture.
Prior to Highgate, Balfe was director of energy and environmental sustainability for the Americas at Marriott International where she was responsible for the development and implementation of sustainability strategies, establishing strategic partnerships across all sectors, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, contributing to ESG reporting, and delivering annual carbon, water and waste footprint reductions.
Before joining Marriott, Balfe founded a sustainability strategy consulting firm after completing an MBA while working in the solar industry.
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