LGP appoints Debbie Hobbs as sustainability manager
Legal & General Property has appointed Debbie Hobbs as sustainability manager to lead the further development and integration of the sustainability agenda into the strategy of the business.
With 25 years’ experience in the sustainability and carbon management sector, Hobbs joins from Environ, where she oversaw the sustainability and climate change practice.
In her previous role, Hobbs led a team of consultants, delivering a range of services from the development of corporate sustainability strategies through to implementation and compliance issues such as CRC and EPCs.
She is a chartered buildings services engineer, with extensive experience in low carbon design and refurbishment, and has recently acted as technical manager to two GBP5m Carbon Trust programmes on the use of renewable technologies in new build design and low carbon retrofit.
Hobbs will report directly to Paul Edwards, director of asset management, and will be responsible for guiding and supporting the business in delivering the ambitions of its sustainability strategy.
Bill Hughes, managing director of Legal & General Property, says: “Debbie’s appointment further strengthens LGP’s commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. Companies have reached a critical point in addressing the sustainability agenda and Debbie extensive experience in the sector will enhance a strong team which is well positioned to deal with some of the most prominent issues faced at this time.”
Hobbs says: “I am very excited to be joining Legal & General Property at such a key time, both in its sustainability journey and the real estate market’s transformation into more sustainable working practises. With movement in both legislation and voluntary schemes potentially affecting asset values in the future, there is now real momentum behind the ‘greening property’ agenda.”
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