Prupim has appointed Joel Quintal as its head of sustainability and environment.

Quintal, who joined Prupim in 2007, will lead the sustainability and environment team within Prupim’s asset management division.

He will lead the team on environmental due diligence, risk profiling, energy procurement and sustainable investment throughout the UK.

Quintal said: ‘I consider it to be more important than ever for environmental and sustainability issues to inform investment and asset management decisions.’

Quintal has advised MPs and policy makers on a range of environmental issues in his native Australia.

He replaces former director of sustainability, Paul Cornes, who has taken up a corporate responsibility post at law firm Linklaters.