Global investment manager T. Rowe Price announced today that it has hired Poppy Allonby for the newly created position of Head of ESG Enablement.

In her new role, Allonby will oversee T.Rowe Price’s corporate ESG positioning, global ESG product range, regulatory engagement, and go-to-market approach. Allonby will join the ESG Leadership Committee, helping to execute the firm’s ESG strategy, driving cross-functional consistency and coordination.

Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, Allonby served as Head of Global Product, EMEA and APAC for BlackRock, with responsibility for product development, structuring, strategy & pricing for more than 1,000 funds with nearly $1 trillion in assets under management, and she was also instrumental in developing the sustainable product strategy BlackRock’s active investment business. At BlackRock, she also served as Head of Global Energy Team, responsible for funds investing across the global energy sector, including oil & gas and companies enabling the transition to a lower carbon economy.

Eric Veiel, Head of Global Equity at T. Rowe Price, said:

“Poppy’s investing, strategy, and global leadership experience, as well as her broad sustainability and climate change expertise, will be invaluable as we advance our ESG strategy and deliver an integrated ESG vision for the firm. As we embed sustainability principles throughout our business, we look forward to benefiting from the perspective and innovative approach she will bring to the ongoing buildout of our operational ESG capabilities.”