News Article advisory career Cushman&Wakefield ESG Poland
by Property Forum | Career

The Polish branch of Cushman & Wakefield advisory agency is reorganizing and expanding its service in the field of defining, achieving and reporting ESG objectives. Its ESG Hub of experts from various business lines will be led by Katarzyna Lipka, Head of Strategic Consulting and Research, in partnership with Ilona Otoka, Senior ESG Consultant. The ESG Hub will deliver and expand its services for Cushman & Wakefield’s clients in cooperation with the firm’s global network of ESG and sustainability specialists.

Following the changing landscape of ESG legislation in the European Union, Cushman & Wakefield is reorganizing and expanding its sustainability service offering in Poland. Its newly appointed ESG team, which includes experts from various business lines, is led by Katarzyna Lipka, Head of Strategic Consulting and Research, in partnership with Ilona Otoka, Senior ESG Consultant.

“Our strength lies in our ability to combine the knowledge and experience of various teams to deliver integrated client solutions supporting sustainable transformation programmes. Our new ESG team will also draw more broadly on the multidisciplinary services delivered by Cushman & Wakefield. We are working on extending our service offering to investors and tenants to include assessment of compliance of planned projects with EU legislation and risk analyses”, says Katarzyna Lipka, Head of Consulting and Research, ESG Lead, Cushman & Wakefield Poland.

Katarzyna Lipka has over 16 years of experience in market research and strategic advisory including sustainability consultancy.

Ilona Otoka is a licensed valuer with over 13 years of real estate experience in property valuation and advisory, including sustainable construction.

Key team members of the ESG Hub include Zuzanna Paciorkiewicz and Paweł Klimczak.

Zuzanna Paciorkiewicz is Head of Asset Services at Cushman & Wakefield with responsibility for office, logistics, retail and hospitality property management, and – being a member of the firm’s leadership team – she also supervises ESG strategy development and implementation. Paweł Klimczak, who has many years of experience in technical maintenance services for the property portfolio managed by Cushman & Wakefield, as well as sustainability, will take on the role of the ESG Leader of the Asset Services Team.

Cushman & Wakefield experts are perfectly aware of the sustainability challenges facing the economy and individual companies. In addition to reducing scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 from the 2019 base year and reaching net zero value chain emissions by 2050, its ESG strategy aims to engage key clients, some of the world’s largest real estate owners and occupiers, to set their own targets by 2025.

As part of its ESG policy, Cushman & Wakefield has had its emissions reduction targets and net zero commitment approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with the levels required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.