Bruno Blavier will be responsible for steering the company’s real estate ESG strategy, in particular the implementation of the decarbonisation policy, as part of real estate asset management.
Swiss Life Asset Managers France announces the recruitment of Bruno Blavier as Head ESG Real Estate.
Bruno Blavier, 38, will be responsible for steering the company’s real estate ESG strategy, in particular the implementation of the decarbonisation policy for real estate asset management, preparing climate risk resilience strategies and continuing to bring investment
vehicles into compliance with SFDR* regulations and European taxonomy. These responsibilities are closely in line with the commitments undertaken by Swiss Life Asset Managers as a committed ESG investor in France since 2009, with its endorsement of the PRI at that time.
Bruno Blavier will report hierarchically to Fabrice Lombardo, Head Real Estate at Swiss Life Asset Managers France, and functionally to Valérie de Robillard, Head ESG Real Assets at Swiss Life Asset Managers.
Bruno Blavier has more than ten years of experience in real estate and infrastructure financing. He notably built his career at EGIS International as a business infrastructure engineer, at Currie & Brown and at AECOM as a technical advisor to investors in real assets. Since 2021, Bruno Blavier has worked at Deepki, a property tech partner of entities in the real estate sector, on improving their ESG performance as a senior manager – real estate ESG advisor.
Bruno Blavier holds a Master’s degree in Project Finance from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Université Paris X and a Master’s degree in Engineering (urban systems), universities of Compiègne and Berlin.
“We are delighted that Bruno Blavier will be joining us. His technical knowledge of sustainability, environmental, social and governance issues, specific to real estate assets, is an asset for our investors and the conduct of our operations” says Fabrice Lombardo, Head Real Estate at Swiss Life Asset Managers France.
“Bruno’s wealth of experience in working with professional investors, fund managers, project developers and financing stakeholders helps to accelerate our ESG deployment. Bruno has a perfect understanding of the sustainable investment issues of all stakeholders. The strengthening of our teams illustrates Swiss Life Asset Managers’ will to integrate ESG across the entire product and service offering,” says Valérie de Robillard, Head ESG Real Assets at Swiss Life Asset Managers.
An approach based on the ESG assessment of our assets
Convinced that the climate crisis cannot be tackled without the help of financial and real estate players, Swiss Life Asset Managers France is positioning itself with its clients as a responsible company and pursues a management policy based on the ESG appreciation of its assets. The management company aims to achieve a complete decarbonisation of its real estate assets in accordance with its objective of “zero net emissions of greenhouse gases” in relation to a trajectory of 1.5°C by 2050.
Having notably launched one of the first impact real estate funds, OPPCI Real Estate Impact Investing, Swiss Life Asset Managers France aims to further strengthen its innovative capabilities in the area of responsible investment.