Pascal Mittermaier is the Global Managing Director for Cities at The Nature Conservancy. He leads a team at the Conservancy focused on transforming how the world’s growing cities harness nature’s power to build resilient, livable, thriving communities for millions of people.
By mid-century roughly three out of every four people will live in a city. Pascal believes the Conservancy is uniquely positioned to help city leaders and stakeholders lead the world on a more sustainable path that fully values and protects the natural resources cities need to thrive.
Most recently, Pascal served as the Head of Sustainability, Europe and Managing Director for London’s Elephant & Castle Regeneration at Lend Lease, a global property and construction company. In this role, Pascal was responsible for embedding innovative environment and social approaches across all of Lend Lease’s businesses.
While with Lend Lease, Pascal also led the Elephant & Castle regeneration project in central London, a 10-year project to develop 3,000 of the UK’s most energy efficient homes, including an on-site clean energy plant, a cycle-walk-public transport infrastructure and the largest new park in Central London in 70 years. The project incorporates many green innovations and is part of the C40 Cities Climate Positive Development Program, a network of leading cities from around the world committed to implementing meaningful and sustainable climate-related policies and programs.
Pascal was also a Board Director of FSC UK, and he is a frequent lecturer at Cambridge University’s Program for Sustainable Leadership. Prior to finding his career path in sustainability, Pascal worked at the Swiss healthcare company, Roche, where he was Managing Director of Roche in Canada and Italy.
Originally from Germany, Pascal has lived and worked in France, Japan, Australia, the United States, Canada, Italy and the UK. He studied Economics and History at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his MSc. in Climate Change and Sustainable Development from DeMontfort University.
Pascal is based in Boston, Massachusetts where he lives with his family. Along with nature conservation, his lifelong passions are kitesurfing and drumming.