The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, has named Jackie Roberts as its new chief sustainability officer.
Based in Washington, Roberts will oversee Carlyle’s global environmental, social and governance efforts (ESG) and work with its portfolio companies to drive understanding and adoption of ESG principles.
However, Roberts will assume his new role in mid-February.
Roberts has joined Carlyle from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), where she served as a senior director of the Idea Bank for the US Climate and Energy Program.
Previously, she has also served as director of sustainable technologies for the Washington-based non-profit group and worked as an engineer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
William Conway Co-CEO and chief investment officer Carlyle 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."
David Marchick, managing director and head of global external affairs, said: "Bringing someone of Jackie’s caliber to Carlyle deepens our commitment – a commitment that is critical to our LPs, employees and the communities in which we invest."
Roberts said: "With its efforts to help create the PEGCC’s Guidelines for Responsible Investment and EcoValuScreen with EDF, Carlyle established itself as an early leader in this area."