Real estate firm Slate Asset Management hired Bozena Jankowska on Nov. 22 as managing director and global head of ESG working out of Slate’s London office.
She is charged with leading the development of best-in-class ESG practices and policies aimed at safeguarding the long-term performance of Slate’s global investments. Jankowska will also oversee and advance Slate’s corporate social responsibility strategy and the integration of ESG into Slate’s investment and asset management processes, as well as stakeholder communications and reporting.
Previously, she was global co-head of ESG at Allianz Global Investors, responsible for ESG integration across the firm’s investment portfolio. At the firm she established a global ESG team and grew the firm’s sustainable investment assets under management from €70 million to over €30 billion.
While at Allianz, Jankowska also grew and managed a clean technology fund — Global Ecotrends.
Most recently, though, she founded a women’s sustainable fashion label. She oversaw the business strategy and creative direction, which included sourcing sustainable materials and forging successful partnerships with NGOs focused on environmental sustainability, putting her degrees in environmental science and technology to work.
“I am excited to join an organization that clearly understands how best-in-class ESG practices can play a critical role in long-term value creation,” said Jankowska. “I look forward to working with the team at Slate to continue raising the bar on the firm’s ESG performance and identifying new and innovative ways to add further rigor to our ESG approach.”
Slate Founding Partners Brady and Blair Welch welcomed her to the team.
“She led the drive for sustainability in the finance industry well before it became mainstream, and her deep-rooted technical knowledge of complex global sustainability topics will be extremely valuable as we continue driving our ESG strategy forward,” said Brady Welch.