Global property adviser Knight Frank has named Sarah Beattie as a partner in its corporate ESG strategy team.
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.
Beattie has 15 years’ experience in the real estate and finance sectors, where her roles have been focused on helping business understand and evaluate how sustainability and ESG drives value and performance. Prior to BNP Paribas, she was senior sustainability manager at Landsec.
Commenting on her new role, Beattie said: '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, added: '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.'