Barings appoints European ESG Director

07/22/2021

Kristina Arsenievich takes up a new role as Director of European Real Estate ESG.

LONDON, England, 21 July 2021 -- Barings, one of the world's largest diversified real estate investment managers, announces that it has appointed Kristina Arsenievich as Director, European Real Estate ESG, to lead and enhance its ESG programme acrossthe equity and debt portfolios.

Kristina (pictured) brings over 10 years of experience in sustainability leadership and a strong track record of delivering impactful ESG strategies, driving innovation, and unlocking the potential of value chains. Her role as an ESG Director builds on technical expertise in delivering transformational change through insightful stakeholder engagement, change management and data transparency. 

Based in London, Kristina will join the Barings Real Estate Global ESG Committee and work alongside the Global Sustainability team based in Charlotte to support the evolution of a firm level real estate ESG strategy, both equity and debt, aligned to the over-arching firm-level sustainability policy. 

Reporting to James Salmon, Head of European Real Estate Asset Management, Kristina will lead the ESG strategy for European Real Estate and launch carbon neutral and climate resilience policies that will aid the delivery of Barings Net Zero Carbon ambition and further ESG integration that supports our tenants and the value chain.

James Salmon, Head of European Real Estate Asset Management at Barings, commented: 

"The real estate industry is going through a transformative period, with its impact on our environment and wider society under greater scrutiny than ever before. At Barings we have been developing our ESG strategy both on a corporate level and as part of our investment strategy for some time but with Kristina's appointment, we are taking the integration of this strategy to the next level in Europe. We look forward to working with her and tapping into her significant expertise to ensure that as a business we are able to meet our own ambitious targets in this important area." 

Kristina Arsenievich, Director, European Real Estate ESG at Barings, added: 

"As a key player in the real estate sector, Barings has a crucial role to play in leading by example and incentivising the European value chain to transition to a low carbon economy. I am excited to be supporting the European real estate team with evolving their aspirational ESG strategy and advancing sustainable investment mechanisms that will continue to deliver the best long term outcomes to our clients and investors for years to come." 

About Barings

Barings is a $382+ billion* global investment manager sourcing differentiated opportunities and building long-term portfolios across public and private fixed income, real estate, and specialist equity markets. With investment professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, the firm, a subsidiary of MassMutual, aims to serve its clients, communities and employees, and is committed to sustainable practices and responsible investment. Learn more at www.barings.com. 

*Assets under management as of June 30, 2021