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Blackstone Names SASB Founder Jean Rogers to Helm Push on ESG

  • Firm hired 12 employees this year for sustainability efforts
  • Industry is beefing up staffing to tackle climate concerns
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Blackstone Inc. is hiring Jean Rogers, founder of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, to lead its expanding global ESG effort. 

Rogers will run the firm’s corporate environmental, social and governance group, focusing on integration, strategy and reporting across its businesses and portfolio companies, according to a statement Tuesday. She will join the New York-based firm, which has $731 billion in assets, in January.