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

Laura Jockers global head of ESG at M&G Real Estate


Natalie Kenway

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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