Hillbreak Appoints Tippett & Moore
Hillbreak has strengthened its team with the appointment of veteran ESG data standards and reporting specialist, Matthew Tippett, and former Magic Circle lawyer, Jessica Moore.
Tippett joins forces with the firm having spent twenty years at Upstream and JLL, where he latterly became National Director responsible for sustainability performance measurement, data management, benchmarking, quality assurance, corporate disclosure & reporting and net zero transition pathways.
During his career to date, he has been instrumental in defining several real estate industry standards for measurement and reporting of non-financial data, including the GRI Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement, the EPRA Best Practice Recommendations for Sustainability Reporting (sBPR) and the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) assessment.
Moore spent seven years as a lawyer, mostly at Magic Circle firm Freshfields. She specialised in financial crime such as fraud, money laundering, corruption and regulatory disputes, advising governments, financial institutions and corporates, in the UK and abroad. She has since complemented her legal background with several years of applied conservation work at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, including developing in-depth knowledge of the complexities of carbon offsetting and nature-based solutions.
The arrival of Tippett and Moore adds further gravitas to Hillbreak’s role as a critical friend and training partner on ESG matters to many of the world’s preeminent asset managers and investors.
Tippett is expected to play a pivotal role in guiding clients as they plan and execute their transparency obligations, including navigating the complex landscape of reporting standards and the plethora of related ESG data management solutions.
Moore is advising global asset managers and premium listed entities on a range of strategic matters, whilst also supporting investors’ stewardship and engagement activities with third party asset managers.
Commenting on their appointments, Jon Lovell, Hillbreak co-founder, said:
“Miles and I are so pleased to welcome Matthew and Jess to the Hillbreak family. Matthew is someone we’ve known and admired for nearly two decades; clients and peers alike have the utmost respect for his integrity and the outstanding contribution he’s made to the advancement of ESG within the real estate industry. Jess brings exceptional rigour and thoughtfulness on matters of corporate governance, particularly in the context of the rapidly evolving global landscape of financial regulation affecting both public and private markets.”
Miles Keeping added:
“We’re delighted by the reaction we’ve already had from clients to the arrival of Matthew and Jess. Their immediately positive feedback has validated our view that they bring best-in-class capabilities to the firm which further enhances our distinctive offering as a completely independent, strategic advisor to the senior leadership teams of acclaimed clients.”
Tippett, who started working with Hillbreak this week, said:
“Joining Hillbreak is brilliant on many fronts: for me — I’m going to learn so much from the diverse and deep expertise of the team. For the team and its clients — I am extremely excited and enthused to contribute and combine my measurement and reporting knowledge with all of Hillbreak’s leading capabilities so as to help organisations accelerate their journeys to deeper and truer sustainability.”
Moore, a recent joiner, commented:
“I am hugely privileged to join the exceptional Hillbreak team at this critical and dynamic moment for ESG and climate finance. It’s exciting to be working with colleagues of such standout quality and depth of expertise. And I feel completely uplifted to be in harness alongside ambitious clients whose leadership is driving globally-significant change and shifting the entire market baseline in the process.”