Paul Jaffe has joined the Church Commissioners for England as real assets sustainability head.

Jaffe joins from British Land where he worked as a senior asset manager and sustainability lead for over six years. Prior to that, he spent over a decade at LaSalle Investment Management in the UK working in different roles including as national and fund management director.

The Church Commissioners said Jaffe will oversee ESG-related activities for the Church Commissioners’ property, land and infrastructure investments, working closely with the responsible investment team.

The Commissioners’ real assets portfolio includes significant UK land holdings, including agricultural land, strategic land and forestry operations, in addition to commercial and residential real estate, infrastructure and indirect investments.

John Weir, the head of real estate at the Church Commissioners, said the appointment underlines the Church Commissioners’ commitment to responsible investment, “outlined in the pillars of respect for the planet and respect for people, putting best practices at the heart of our investments in real assets”.

“Paul will enhance our focus on environmental stewardship and the creation of social value across our diverse real assets portfolio,” Weir said.

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