CBRE IM has bolstered its sustainability team with the hire of a Chris Burgess as ESG lead for indirect real estate.
He will help implement and deliver CBRE IM’s sustainability vision, which focuses on bringing positive change, across the firm’s global indirect investments.
Burgess joins from ESG consultancy Evora Global, where he developed ESG strategies for international real estate investment companies.
Since 2007 he has spent his career in the sustainability space, including working on development practices across major infrastructure and real estate construction projects for engineering consultancy Arup.
Based in London, Burgess will work with CBRE IM’s clients to communicate the firms’ sustainability practices, initiatives and performance information.
He will also drive sustainability best practice throughout the real estate investment division working closely with CBRE IM’s investment management teams and managers of its indirect portfolio.
Helen Gurfel, head of sustainability and innovation at CBRE Investment Management, said: “Chris brings valuable experience as we continue to integrate and deliver our sustainability strategy across our indirect investments.
“From monitoring and evaluating our performance against tough environmental objectives to completing sustainability projects, he will work with colleagues across the entire business as we look to fulfil our goals.”