Real estate-focused alternative investment platform Slate Asset Management announced the appointment of Bozena Jankowska as Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). In her new role, Jankowska will be responsible for leading the development of ESG practices and policies at the firm, aimed at safeguarding the performance of Slate’s global investments.

Blair Welch, Founding Partner at Slate Asset Management, said:

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“We understand that having sound ESG practices underpinning our approach to investment and asset management benefits our tenants, our communities and our investors. Bozena’s appointment displays our deep commitment to embedding ESG principles across our business.”

Jankowska will oversee and advance Slate’s corporate social responsibility strategy and the integration of ESG into the company’s investment and asset management processes. Over the next year, she will focus on completing an ESG assessment of the company’s assets under management, initially focusing on Europe, before expanding to the entirety of Slate’s global platform.

Jankowska, said:

“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. 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.”

Jankowska brings nearly two decades of experience at the intersection of finance and corporate responsibility. She served as Global Co-Head of ESG at Allianz Global Investors (AGI), where she was responsible for the ESG integration across the firm’s investment portfolio. During her 15-years at AGI, she established a global ESG team and growing AGI’s total sustainable investment assets under management from €70 million to over €30 billion. She also designed and managed the Allianz Global Investors clean technology fund, which grew from $10 million in seed funding to $1 billion in assets under management.

Brady Welch, Founding Partner at Slate, said:

“We are very pleased to welcome Bozena to our team. From the outset, Bozena’s commitment to innovation and her entrepreneurial spirit set her apart from other candidates. 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.”