LONDON 6 January 2020 – CBRE Global Investors, the global real assets investment management firm, has appointed Robbie Epsom as the EMEA Head of ESG. This is a newly created position that expands the growing ESG team, led by Aleksandra (Sasha) Njagulj, Global Head of ESG at CBRE Global Investors.
Robbie brings more than 12 years of experience in the sustainability sector, most recently at WSP, where he specialised in sustainability strategy and reporting in his role as an Associate Director within the Sustainability Advisory Services arm of the business. As a Chartered Environmentalist and a Board Director for the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS), he will bring a wealth of experience and industry connections to the firm. Robbie has supported a wide range of blue-chip companies and major infrastructure projects, as they navigate the fast-moving sustainable revolution, drawing on his background in process engineering to help them measure, communicate and manage their ESG risks.
In this new role, Robbie will head the EMEA implementation of CBRE Global Investors’ sustainability vision, which continues the firm’s commitment to be a leader in ESG. Working closely with Sasha and all of the CBRE Global Investors team, his priority for 2021 will be the continued integration and harmonisation of ESG practices throughout the business.
Sasha said: “Robbie joins us at an exciting time as we enter the next stage in expansion of our global sustainable real assets investment management strategy. His extensive experience and impressive track record mean that he is well-positioned for the newly created role as it increasingly becomes a top priority for our real assets investors, our tenants and is fundamental to our business and to driving long-term outperformance. We very much look forward to working with him.”
Robbie added: “This is a great opportunity to join a firm that has ESG at the heart of their investment strategies and at this pivotal moment in history for environmental and societal issues. With the built environment responsible for nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions, this feels like the right place to be as we enter this critical decade for the planet, and I look forward to working with Sasha and the team to continue building on their success to date.”
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*Assets under management (AUM) refers to the fair market value of real assets-related investments with respect to which CBRE Global Investors provides, on a global basis, oversight, investment management services and other advice and which generally consist of investments in real assets; equity in funds and joint ventures; securities portfolios; operating companies and real assets-related loans. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Global Investors’ presence in the global real assets market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers.