Aaron Scott was named head of strategy and environment, social and governance at global real assets manager PATRIZIA, a spokesman said.
The role is new. Mr. Scott is responsible for integrating ESG into PATRIZIA's processes and will guide the company's sustainable product development from the firm's newly launched office in Zurich. He reports to co-CEO Thomas Wels.
"In our blueprint for growth, ESG, sustainable investments and social impact are key strategic focus areas," Mr. Wels said in a news release Monday.
PATRIZIA manages €45 billion ($53.3 billion) in real estate and infrastructure assets.
Mr. Scott was head of sustainable investments at investment bank UBS. He left in 2017.