M&G hires Jockers for ESG focus in real estate business

Shifting focus from responsible investment to ESG to align with wider M&G business

M&G Real Estate has appointed Laura Jockers (pictured) as its global head of ESG amid a restructuring of the team’s focus.

The group has decided to shift emphasis within real estate from responsible investment to ESG to align with M&G’s broader policies and strategies.

Jockers will lead this team, reporting to Jose Pellicer, head of investment strategy and research at M&G Real Estate. She joins from the Howard de Walden Estate where she was head of sustainability and prior to this she was a sustainability consultant at JLL.

Jockers will be responsible for driving the implementation of the ESG strategy, and enhancing the existing net-zero work by M&G funds.

M&G is already making great strides to ensure ESG is at the forefront of its global real estate portfolio and three GRESB 5-star ratings are testament to the hard work already being done. My goal is to ensure we maintain these high standards whilst also working to achieve our longer-term commitments,” Jockers said.

M&G Real Estate has committed to achieving net-zero carbon by 2050 across its global real estate portfolio.

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Natalie Kenway

Natalie is global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist for 16 years. She won Editor of the Year at the Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards 2021, and was Winner...