Sophie joined Hillbreak in January 2022 to take a lead role in developing and delivering client learning programmes focused on ESG, including the transformational BBP ESG Training for Real Estate Professionals.
She brings deep expertise and experience on integrating ESG into investment management activities, as well as a track record of making a significant contribution to industry endeavours to advance critical aspects of the agenda.
Prior to joining Hillbreak, Sophie was responsible for driving ESG into the heart of LaSalle’s real estate investment activities in Europe. She developed and oversaw the delivery of LaSalle’s European Sustainability Strategy, focusing on the four pillars of climate change, responsible consumption, rewilding and social value. She was responsible for driving the creation of LaSalle’s first Net Zero Carbon Pathway, which embeds the management of ESG at each stage of the asset lifecycle.
Sophie was the longest-serving member of LaSalle’s Global Sustainability Committee and led the delivery of ESG education across the business, which included a collaboration with Hillbreak to provide ESG Training to its European leadership team in 2020.
Until leaving LaSalle, Carruth was a board director at the Better Buildings Partnership and chaired its ESG Training Steering Group, which oversaw the appointment and supervision of Hillbreak to deliver the ground-breaking BBP ESG Training for Real Estate Professionals. She was also a Steering group member for the IPF research project: ESG Benchmarking in Real Estate, and was a Member of INREV Sustainability Committee from 2014–2016. She continues as a Member of the Women in Sustainability Network.
Sophie comes from an asset management background at LaSalle and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. She completed her Masters in Real Estate Management at London South Bank University and before that gained a BA (Hons) in French and Italian at Bristol University