Knight Frank names Sarah Beattie as Partner in ESG Strategy Team
Global real estate adviser Knight Frank has appointed Sarah Beattie as a Partner in its Corporate ESG Strategy team.
LONDON, England, July 01, 2021 (PRESS RELEASE) -- Joining from BNP Paribas, where she was Sustainability and CSR Specialist, Beattie will be responsible for developing and leading Knight Frank's corporate ESG strategy across its Commercial, Residential and Rural transactions and advisory business.
Prior to BNP Paribas, Beattie (pictured) was Senior Sustainability Manager at Landsec, responsible for creating and executing the Group's Sustainability Strategy and Programme across all aspects of its Commercial, Retail and Leisure property portfolio.
A specialist in sustainability and ESG, Beattie has 15 years' experience in the real estate and finance sectors, and her roles have been focused on helping business understand and evaluate how sustainability and ESG drives value and high performance.
Beattie says: "I am delighted to have joined Knight Frank and I look forward to working closely with the firm's wider ESG Strategy team to provide strategic advice and ensure that we are regularly reporting on and communicating our ESG targets."Anthony Duggan, Chief Strategy Officer and Chair of Knight Frank's ESG Taskforce, adds:
"As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, we're recognising our history but, more importantly, putting the future first. We are committed to driving forward ESG as a business and recognise our place as an advisor that can influence change across the whole spectrum of the real estate industry. Sarah's appointment is key to bolstering our ESG talent and ensuring that we are fully contributing to this critical agenda in our sector."
About Knight Frank
Founded in 1896 and headquartered in London, UK, Knight Frank is one of the world's leading independent real estate consultancies. ESG is increasingly front and centre of property investment decisions and has an ability to shape value in multiple ways. Sustainability is a critical topic for Knight Frank. Recognising that 40% of carbon emissions come from the built environment, we are committed to combatting this head on: working with our clients to deliver on their commitments, and on how we operate as a business. We aim to be influencers in improving the property sector through our initiatives which are realised through three pillars of activity: People, Place and Planet. To learn more, visit www.knightfrank.com