Future Green Leaders

We’re all about bringing a fresh perspective to the sustainable future of the built environment and it’s the next generations who’ll be implementing and living the changes these new perspectives bring.

Our Future Green Leader (FGL) program makes our learning opportunities more accessible to professionals under 32, best of all it’s free to join. To help kickstart their sustainability career, we give our FGLs unique access to industry leaders and experts, arming them with the skills and networks to drive meaningful change in their own organisations.

Future Green Leader of the year award 

This award is designed to recognise young individuals who demonstrate a significant contribution to furthering the sustainable transformation of the built environment. 

The winner receives: 

  • a one-year unlimited pass to all GBCA courses and events
  • free entrance to the Green Star CPD program and GSAP exam
  • a speaking spot at Green Building Day 2025
  • 3 x 1 hour mentoring sessions with an industry leader
  • recognition as Future Green Leader of the year 2025 on the GBCA website and through GBCA email and social channels

The top three finalists receive:

  • a complimentary ticket to TRANSFORM 2025 where the winner will be announced
  • recognition as a Future Green Leader of the year 2025 finalist on the GBCA website
  • a content piece shared via out database

Nominations for 2025 will open this November

Meet our previous Future Green Leader of the year awardees

Presented with invaluable professional development opportunities, previous winners have used the Future Green Leader of the year award to springboard their career in sustainability.  

Congratulations to our 2024 recipient, Julian Loh, Sustainability Manager (Climate, Nature and Innovation), QIC

Julian joined QIC in May 2024 based in the Brisbane office. His role focuses on providing specialist support in decarbonisation, nature and innovation to QIC's Global Infrastructure portfolio companies and team. Previously, as the ESG Manager for Cromwell Property Group, Julian led the Global Net Zero Strategy, co-led the Group Sustainable Finance Framework to incentivise decarbonisation as well as the execution of Cromwell’s ESG Strategy.

Watch our interview with Julian

Why become a Future Green Leader?

For youFor your employer
Fast track your leadership journey
Gain skills to lead change
Develop lasting networks of supportive peers 
Benefit from access to industry leaders
Upskill with discounts on our courses and events
Access to exclusive events and networking opportunities, specifically designed for FGLs 
Apply to become the Future Green Leader of the Year
Develop driven, skilled leaders
Equip leaders to drive innovation and change 
Foster a culture of growth and fresh perspective

Join the FGL program

You can opt in to the FGL program when you create an account on our website, or when you edit your profile.

Create an account Contact the Education and Events team