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.