Commercial real estate and investment firm CBRE Group announced the appointment of Robert Bernard as chief sustainability officer and senior vice president, client sustainability solutions.

With more than two decades of sustainability experience, Bernard will strengthen sustainability services delivered to clients and help CBRE achieve its carbon-reduction goals. 

Previously, he served as the first chief environmental strategist at Microsoft, where he established a global strategic framework to transform company-wide approaches to carbon, climate, energy, water, and waste.

Bernard founded and served as managing director of private equity firm Commonwealth Equity Partners, and was an adviser and consultant to National Geographic, Allbirds, and Watsco.