Kristina is member of Barings Real Estate, a global real estate platform with extensive capabilities across both debt and equity strategies. Kristina is a Director of European Real Estate ESG, responsible for the evolution of firm level real estate ESG strategy, for both equity and debt, and alignment to the Barings Global sustainability policy. Kristina leads development and implementation of zero carbon and climate resilience policies that aid the delivery of Barings Net Zero Carbon ambition and supports Barings tenants and the value chain. She works alongside the Global Sustainability team and serves on the European Investment Committee and the Barings Real Estate Global ESG Committee. Prior to joining the firm, Kristina worked with Canary Wharf Group as an ESG lead responsible for Net Zero Carbon 2030 strategy development, enabling the Group to define ambitious Science Based Targets and become the first real estate business to join The Climate Pledge to reach net-zero annual carbon emissions ahead of the Paris Agreement. Prior to this, she was a Sustainability Manager at Arup Group responsible for sustainable design, wellbeing and innovation of award winning masterplans and special projects. She was also a sustainability integration manager for BSkyB flagship Campus and Sky Central developments.