Blackstone appoints new Global Head of ESG

The investment management firm is looking to embed ESG at the heart of its investments and policies going forward

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Investment management company Blackstone has announced Amisha Parekh as the firm’s new Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

Ms Parekh will sit within the firm’s portfolio operations to ensure ESG is at the heart of policy, development and strategy.

Through the new appointment, Blackstone is looking to implement ESG into the investment lifecycle.

New Global Head of ESG Amisha Parekh – Image: Blackstone

The new role follows five other newly created senior positions since April, in the US, Europe and Asia that focus on sustainability.

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 operationalise an industry-leading ESG platform at scale.”

Ms Parekh, added: “I’m impressed by Blackstone’s commitment to ESG integration across the firm and look forward to contributing to the growth of their ESG efforts.”