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James Pay

Head of Sustainability


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Professional Summary

James has joined Colliers to help drive our sustainability offering and ensure that we are well equipped to meet and advise on the challenges of the Climate Emergency in a practical and meaningful way for our clients and in-house.

Prior to joining Colliers, James worked in the construction and demolition industries and has over 12 years’ experience working within sustainability for principal contractors and engineering consultancies.

During this time, he helped drive sustainability performance with a particular focus on strategy, the circular economy, carbon reduction and the setting of Science Based Targets, and sustainable certifications such as BREEAM and WELL. He has delivered the sustainability requirements on projects across London, including a global investment bank’s new London Headquarters, the Francis Crick Institute, Chelsea Barracks Phase 4, 100 Bishopsgate, 22 Bishopsgate and Crossrail.


Delivery of BREEAM Excellent and Outstanding awards on numerous major new commercial and residential developments.

Development of a health and wellbeing standard for construction site welfare, based on the WELL Standard V2.

Member of the 2019 London Construction Awards Sustainable Construction winning team.

Leading a shift in a demolition contractors processes towards more circular options and greater reuse of materials as standard.

Maintenance of ISO14001 certification for a £2 billion turnover construction business.


Chartered Environmentalist

University of Manchester - MSc Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction

University of Manchester - BSc (Hons) Geography


Memberships & Involvements

Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

BREEAM Accredited Professional

ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor

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