Blackstone hires head of ESG for private equity

Blackstone has hired Amisha Parekh as Global Head of ESG for Private Equity.

Parekh will be responsible for lead ESG diligence, policy development and strategy, and reporting for all businesses in the firm’s private equity department. She joins from Bloomberg, where she led ESG data acquisition and was head of sustainable finance product incubation.

Joseph Baratta, Global Head of Private Equity, said: “Executing against our ESG efforts and creating positive impact across our portfolio is imperative to delivering value to our clients. Amisha will be a critical partner in these efforts and I’m thrilled to welcome her to the firm as we continue to build and operationalize an industry-leading ESG platform at scale.”