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NEW YORK—-(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blackstone (NYSE : BX), today announced that Dr. Jean Rogers, Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), would be joining the firm as its Global Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in January 2022.

Dr. Rogers will be in charge of Blackstone’s corporate ESG group, leading strategy, integration and reporting, as well as engagement. To ensure a highly integrated and coordinated approach, she will work closely with the ESG and operational team heads as well as other functional groups within the firm. Blackstone has stakes in over 250 companies and 10,000 real property assets. This makes it an impact on nearly half a million people and many communities. This presents a huge opportunity to create value through ESG integration.

Jon Gray, President and Chief Operative Officer, stated: “We are thrilled that Jean has been chosen to lead our ESG efforts. Jean’s vast domain expertise will prove invaluable as we strive to improve diversity, decarbonization, and good governance across the portfolio. ESG initiatives are key to how we generate value for our investors. We look forward to partnering Jean to help us advance these important efforts over the coming years.”

Christine Anderson, Global Head for External Relations, stated that Jean is a remarkable leader and will bring considerable expertise to our ESG efforts. Her foundational work in ESG accountability and measurement will be hugely beneficial as we strive to build stronger, more resilient businesses through ESG integration.

Jean Rogers, the incoming Global Head for ESG, stated: “Blackstone’s size, expertise, and commitment in ESG allow it to drive growth by being an agent of good. Resilient companies are the core of resilient portfolios that can perform in a diverse society, decarbonized economy and other environments. This helps clients get strong returns. I look forward working with Jon, Christine, and the talented Blackstone ESG Team to integrate ESG factors to drive strong performance via better social and environmentally-friendly outcomes.

Dr. Rogers established and led the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board. This non-profit is dedicated to improving the efficiency of U.S. capital market by encouraging disclosure of material sustainability information that meets investor requirements and increases public trust in companies. Jean led the SASB’s development of sustainability accounting standards for 79 industries. The SASB also raised more than $25 million for ESG research. It also launched an education program on sustainability accounting. Jean also convened an Investor Advisory Group, which included leading asset owners and managers with over $33T in AUM. All of these groups advocate for market standards.

Dr. Rogers spent more than a decade working in sustainable development at Arup, a global engineering consulting firm, and Deloitte as a management consulting firm. She is a Loeb Fellow from Harvard University and holds a doctorate of environmental engineering.

Dr. Rogers joins an increasing number of professionals in Blackstone who are focused on ESG. The firm has been adding 12 professionals to its corporate, portfolio and asset management teams. This includes the following senior professionals:


Elizabeth Lewis, Deputy Head at ESG

Rita Mangalick, Head ESG for Blackstone Credit & BAAM

Devin Glenn, Global Head Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Portfolio Operations:

Courtney della Cava, Global Head of Portfolio Talent & Leadership

James Mandel, Chief Sustainability Officer

Amisha Parekh is Head of ESG for Private Equity

Real Estate Asset Management:

Caroline Hill, Head ESG for Real Estate in EMEA

Nina James, Head ESG for Real Estate in APAC

Learn more about Blackstone’s commitment towards ESG here.

About Blackstone

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