Blackstone appoints global head of ESG

Blackstone has appointed Jean Rogers as Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance.

Rogers is the former founder and CEO of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and will be responsible for Blackstone’s corporate ESG team, leading strategy, integration, reporting and engagement.

Jon Gray, President and Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are thrilled to have attracted someone of Jean’s caliber to lead our ESG efforts. Jean’s significant domain expertise will be invaluable as we work to advance diversity, decarbonization and good governance across our portfolio. ESG initiatives are integral to how we drive value for our investors and we look forward to partnering with Jean to advance these important efforts in the years ahead.”