Private equity major Carlyle has appointed Jackie Roberts to the newly created position of chief sustainability officer.
Roberts previously worked for the Environmental Defense Fund, where she served as a senior director of the Idea Bank for the US Climate and Energy Program.
In her new role, she will lead Carlyle’s global environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts and work closely with our portfolio companies to drive understanding and adoption of ESG principles.
Carlyle co-CEO and CIO William Conway said, “With her extensive background in tying business strategy to sustainability opportunities, Jackie will help ensure that Carlyle makes the most of our ESG efforts as we work to create value for our investors.
“We view ESG as not just compatible with value creation, but a tool to help us maximize returns.”
Carlyle’s recent deals include the exit from rubber and plastics technology company Veyance Technologies, which was sold to German industrial group Continental for around €1.4bn earlier this month.
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