CBRE Global Investors creates new EMEA Head of ESG role
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.
Epsom 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. Epsom 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, Epsom 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.
Njagulj says: "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 to driving long-term outperformance. We very much look forward to working with him."
Epsom adds: "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 per cent 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."