Jean Rogers ’86 to Present Inaugural O’Malley Energy Economics Lecture

The Global Head for Environmental, Social and Governance at Blackstone, Rogers will speak on Thursday, April 28.

Portrait photo of Jean RogersJean Rogers, Ph.D., Global Head for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) at Blackstone Group, will be presenting the Inaugural O'Malley Energy Economics Lecture on Thursday, April 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Kelly Commons 5C. 

Her talk is entitled, “From Environmental Impact to the Energy Transition: A Conversation with Dr. Jean Rogers, Global Head of ESG at Blackstone.” 

Rogers oversees Blackstone’s corporate ESG team and partners with business unit heads of ESG and asset management teams to advance ESG initiatives and integration across portfolio companies and assets.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Rogers advised companies and asset managers on long-term ESG integration as an independent board director and C-level advisor. She founded and led the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a nonprofit dedicated to optimizing U.S. capital markets by fostering disclosure of material sustainability information that meets investor needs and enhances public trust. 

Before founding SASB, Rogers worked to advance sustainable development across the U.S., Europe and China for more than a decade at Arup, a global engineering consultancy specializing in low-carbon infrastructure and green buildings, and Deloitte, where she worked on environmental projects in its manufacturing practice. 

Rogers holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and earned both her B.E. and M.E. in civil and environmental engineering from Manhattan College. She is also a member of Manhattan College’s newly formed Sustainability Advisory Group.

Rogers was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University and currently serves as an advisor to the Social Innovation and Change Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Hoffman Global Institute at INSEAD.

By Pete McHugh